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Olympus 850 SW Intro

The Stylus 850 SW, like the 1030 SW it is announced alongside, has a waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof body, although it doesn't offer the crush proofing of its more expensive sibling.

Olympus 850 SW Features

The Stylus 850SW includes both an eight megapixel CCD image sensor and an Olympus-branded internal 3x optical zoom lens, as well as a 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixels. Other features include face detection autoexposure / autofocus, digital image stabilization, in-camera panoramic stitching, Olympus' shadow adjustment technology (which helps compensate for extreme contrast), and Perfect Fix in-camera editing, which offers red-eye fix and shadow adjustment, as well as resizing, frames, text options, and saturation adjustments.

As well as 14.8MB of built-in memory, the 850 SW has an xD-Picture card storage slot, and is compatible with an optional underwater housing good for depths up to 40 meters. Power for the Stylus 850 comes from a proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

Additional Olympus 850 SW features and details (adapted from the press release):

Olympus 850 SW Pricing and Availability

The Olympus Stylus 850 SW ships from January 2008, priced at US$299.99. Its available in five colors: blue, yellow, pink, black and silver.