Review posted for Olympus Stylus 410|
(Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 20:32 EST)
The Olympus Stylus film cameras are currently among the best selling point-and-shoot models available, widely popular across a range of consumer experience levels.
Besides its user-friendly interface, compact design and good picture quality, its excellent (and unusual) water sealing makes the Stylus 410 an appealing choice for a "take anywhere" camera. Battery life is excellent as well, and its color is very appealing. We'd be fairly enthusiastic about this camera were it not for what appears to be very aggressive anti-noise processing that drastically cuts image detail in areas of low subject contrast. Even in 4x6 prints, the effect is quite noticeable, and really makes it hard for us to recommend this model.
To our minds, a much better choice for the money is the excellent little Olympus Stylus Verve. The Verve shares the Stylus 410's water-resistance, to our eye has better build quality (and a very stylish case), and snaps very sharp, colorful pictures, all for only a few dollars more than the Stylus 410 model at retail.