The Stylus 1050 SW camera can be controlled with a simple tap on its top, back
or sides, which is made possible thanks to the new camera's 3D accelerometer
that detects the direction of the force on the camera's body. For example, to
turn on the flash or Shadow Adjustment Technology, tap the camera's side twice.
In adverse climates, where the Stylus 1050 SW thrives, the new Tap Control
ensures fast results so you get the shot even if you are adjusting settings
while fighting frostbite with large gloves that would make traditional buttons
nearly impossible to maneuver.
Shockproof Design for Worry-Free Fun
The shock-absorbing technology designed into the Stylus 1050 SW minimizes the
impact delivered to the lens and circuitry when the camera is dropped from
heights up to 5 feet. Whether the camera slips out of a backpack or a toddler
drops it down a staircase, the Stylus 1050 SW can take a licking and keep on
Waterproof for Underwater Adventures
The Stylus 1050 SW performs as well under water as it does on land because its
lightweight, aluminum exterior is matched with interior rubber gaskets and
O-rings to seal out the elements. It can take photos while being fully submerged
to depths of approximately 10 feet (3 meters). The inclusion of a preset
underwater scene mode makes the Stylus 1050 SW perfect for snorkeling or a day
in the pool. It also features a water-repellant lens coating to prevent water
droplets from forming on the lens to get crystal-clear shots no matter how wet
the shooting environment.
Freezeproof for Icy Conditions
Unlike other point-and-shoot cameras that freeze up in frosty weather, the
Stylus 1050 SW still performs when the temperature dips well below freezing
(down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit; -10 degrees Celsius) so it is ready when you are
to make a snowman or hit the slopes.
Face Detection and Smile Shot
Face Detection tracks up to 16 faces within the frame and automatically focuses
(Face Detection AF) and optimizes exposure (Face Detection AE) for sharp,
brilliant portraits and group shots. The Stylus 1050 SW also features Smile
Shot, which tracks your subject's face to detect a smile and automatically fires
off three consecutive shots so you never miss that perfect smile. This feature
is great for parents hoping to capture hard-to-predict baby smiles.
In-camera panorama mode captures three images and stitches them together to
create one amazing panoramic picture. Simply press the shutter button and slowly
pan across a panoramic scene. The second and third images will be captured
automatically and stitched together with the first image right in the camera
resulting in one seamless panorama-size picture ready for printing. To create
the ultimate panoramic picture, consumers can use the Olympus Master Software 2
to stitch up to 10 images together.
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Shooting outdoors in bright daylight can be tricky because of the extreme
contrast between dark shadowed areas and bright sunlit areas. While the human
eye is capable of detecting the nuances between dark and light and all the
details in between, image sensors traditionally have not been quite as
sensitive. Shadow Adjustment Technology compensates for extreme contrast where
the shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail. With this technology,
users can preview and capture images with the same contrast as the naked eye.
Perfect Shot Preview
The Stylus 1050 SW features Perfect Shot Preview mode that enables users to
preview and select various photographic effects on a live, multi-window screen
before snapping the shot. This feature enables users to see precisely what the
image will look like when adjustments are made, ensuring users are capturing the
exact image they want. It is an ideal way for novice users to learn about the
effects of different photography techniques, such as zoom, exposure
compensation, white balance and metering.
Perfect Fix In-Camera Editing
The Stylus 1050 SW offers Red-Eye Fix and Shadow Adjustment Edit, in-camera
editing features such as resizing, frames, text options and saturation
adjustments, enabling users to edit photos right in the camera. With the Perfect
Fix function, multiple editing features can be applied at once.
TruePic III Image Processor
Olympus' enhanced TruePic III Image Processor produces crystal-clear photos
using all the pixel information for each image to deliver superior picture
quality with more accurate colors, true-to-life flesh tones and faster
processing speeds. TruePic III also captures sharp images at high ISO settings,
which are traditionally associated with increasing image noise or producing
An LED Illuminator works like a mini-flashlight on the front of the camera to
enhance focus and exposure for macro shooting great for underwater close-up
shots where light is scarce.
Digital Image Stabilization
This camera features Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) to capture crisp, clear
pictures. By boosting the camera's ISO sensitivity and shutter speed, DIS
freezes the action and captures virtually blur-free images, even when you or
your subject is moving.
Large 2.7 Inch HyperCrystal II LCD
The Stylus 1050 SW boasts an advanced 2.7 Inch HyperCrystal II LCD, which is
Olympus' next generation of LCD technology. It reproduces true colors with a
dynamic contrast ratio of more than 180 percent and a color reproduction
performance of more than 160 percent compared to HyperCrystal LCD, providing a
preview that is more true to the final image.
Stylish Design and Colors
The Stylus 1050 SW is available in four stunning colors to suit your individual
taste: blue, champagne, silver and black. Its newly designed body has a lens
protecting component that slides in front of the camera's lens to further
protect it from extreme conditions.
All Olympus digital point-and-shoot cameras accept xD-Picture Card media. The
Stylus 1050 SW will also come equipped with an adapter, which will enable
microSD memory cards to be used when capturing images. The microSD cards are
emerging in consumer electronic devices, including mobile phones and PDAs. Users
can also easily display photos on their HDTVs.