Gadget Pr0n: Olympus 1030 SW

Posted: March 12, 2008
Gadget Pr0n: Olympus 1030 SW

Alright, put that Hi8 camcorder away, stop listening to those cassette tapes and for the love of Blu-ray, hide that Betamax player!

There’s no reason to hang on to technology from the 80’s (or the 90’s for that matter). We understand, years ago, before AOTS, there was no way you could know that laser discs weren’t going to make a comeback.

Now, there are people here to help you sort that kind of stuff out. Please, accept their help. You don’t want your friends and family to perform a gadget intervention, do you?

Today, they'll review the Olympus 1030 SW Camera.

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Olympus 1030 SW Camera

  • The interface is great
  • It all feels very sturdy with reinforced metal
  • The mode changing dial has a rubberized edge for turning in water so you can change to all the different scene presets
  • The directional pad has no problem with accidentally pressed buttons
  • We actually took this camera out snowboarding and asked someone to record with it while going down the mountain
  • You really don't have to worry about falling with it because it can withstand up to 220 lbs. of pressure
  • Pictures indoors sometimes wash out with the flash and in low light things are pretty grainy
  • This camera was meant for outdoors though, and these shots look great; we set the camera in the snow, took some pictures, and were amazed at how detailed they were
  • It's waterproof to 33’, drop proof to 6.6’, freeze proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and crush proof to 220 lbs. Of pressure
  • It takes great outdoor pictures
  • It only takes XD cards but comes with a micro SD adapter so you may not need to buy more memory 
  • It's an all around great camera that can take a lot of abuse
  • $400



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