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Model Name: Olympus Stylus 790 SW 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: 790 SW
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $299.99
Street Price: $252.76
Date Available: 2007-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.3 oz (151 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.4 x 0.8 in.
(94 x 61 x 21 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 7.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (15)
160x120 (15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Olympus Lens, 10 elements in 8 groups, 3 aspherical
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/5.0
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 7 - 50 cm
2.8 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5x, seamless to 15x total
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: CCD Contrast Detection; iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/1000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Face Detection AE
Program Auto Exposure: No
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+portrait, Night Scene, Night+portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach&snow, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide1/2, Underwater Macro
Self Timer: 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO 800: Wide: 0.66ft (0.2m) � 12.5ft. (3.8m); Tele: 2.0ft (0.6m) � 8.5ft. (2.6m)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: xD
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: 14.7 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.57
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.99
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 1.00
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.34
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.107
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.3
Play -> Record Time: 1.1
Flash recycle time (seconds):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LI-42B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LI-42B Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 200
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master 2
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac OS X v10.3 or later
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Improvements over Stylus 770SW include: Face Detection AF, Shadow Adjustment, TruePic III Image Processor, USB 2.0 High-Speed Shockproof: MIL-STD-810F Shock Compliant (5ft.) Waterproof: JIS Level 8 (10ft.) Freezeproof: MIL-STD-810F Lo Temp Compliant (14 degrees F)

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