Express Review posted for Olympus 550WP!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, July 17, 2009 - 17:33 EDT)
As part of our roundup of tough/waterproof cameras, we've also posted an Express Review of the Olympus 550WP.
This model represents the bottom end of Olympus' waterproof line, offering a waterproof rating to 10 feet, but lacking the toughness ratings of its more expensive siblings, the Stylus Tough 6000 and 8000. Selling for only $150 on the Internet, the Olympus 550WP gets you into the waterproof realm at a rock-bottom price, with fewer trade-offs in optical and image quality than you might expect. The Olympus 550WP vexed us, though, with its sluggish performance: It was one of the slowest digicams in the tough/waterproof roundup.
Read our Olympus 550WP review for the details, though: If you're on an extreme budget, the 550WP will bring back decent-looking photos from places you'd never dare bring your dry-land digicam or SLR.