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Olympus Underwater MJU 795 LEAKS

I have had my so called underwater camera for a month. I used it in the water a few times. After about the 5th time in the water it leaked through the battery. Of course this ruins the camera. Took it back for warranty repair and low and behold Olympus is not so willing to stand by their warranty. So for double the price of the camera they were willing to fix it.

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  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    I have only used the camera in 4 water situations, once in the pool as a test, and a few times down the Green River. I regularly let it dry once it has been in a wet situation, yet it still gets water on the inside of the lens and the screen. Very disappointing.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    I had the 795sw and it also leaked. It is out of warranty of course. I dont think Ill be buying another one.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    I had the same problem, got it fixed, just to leak again! How disappointing!!! Should have gotten a regular camera, at least the pic quality would be good!

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    leaked once. got it fixed. leaked again!

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    Just bought it a month ago. Leaks while I was snorkelling. Dun buy this camera

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Olynpus 770 SW 18 months old has blur spot on all images top left corner.
    Started this after a snorkling event.
    Can only assume water made it's way into the camera.
    Any suggestions on how to repair or, know of a source for breakdown illustrations?

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    Why advertise waterproofness and even have multiple underwater picture options when the camera just can't withstand it? Same deal. Bought the camera for minor underwater use and because I manage to beat things to death. The camera works but no more image on the LCD. Image quality has always been terrible. Do not buy this camera. 



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I have an olympus 770 sw I used to have the same problem... the solution is after using your camera make sure the camera is dry and open the slot for the battery and clean it and do the same for the other slot somtimes youll get small debree in the cracks of your cameras cover for the battery slot thats were the water enters. I use a little bit of vaseline on the rubber pading for the battery cover to lube it out and had no problems sinse.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009


As all humans should know this as a fact, nothing made to day is 100 percent waterproof. dont mind what the data says, water will find its way anywhere and everywhere. as a matter of speaking, the only thing that you have is water proof, is your self.

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