Question about Olympus Stylus 720 SW Digital Camera

1 Answer

Water I used my camera underwater (in freshwter) and right after I brought it out it stopped working. It wont take pictures and when i turn it on the screen goes blank after a few seconds and then turns off. I can see little water droplets under the flash and the screen. Help me please.

Posted by Ashley Thomson on

  • watertravel Apr 16, 2008

    After having the Olympus 725sw for one year and one month I decided (with great trepidation) to try the waterproof feature when snorkeling in the Caribbean (max depth--the length of my arm!). It failed immediately. I followed all directions and immediately rinsed it with fresh water, removed the card and battery, dried it in the shade and still it is dead. I recharged the battery and it's still dead. I called Costco where I purchased it, but was told it was beyond the warranty period. They had me remove the battery and hold the power button for one minute and reinsert the battery, but that didn't help.
    I am still trying to reach Olympus at 1-888-553-4448, but have not yet been successful.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    I have used the SW720 successfully a number of times over the last 18 months under water. This time while taking photos just under the surface in Langkawi the camera failed - black screened - turned on again to have it black screen again. Removed from water and opened the battery compartment to find it full of water. Immediately dried it out in the sun, tried recharging the battery etc but same result. Will see if Olympus will repair as obviously a design fault as there was no foreign matter on the battery seal area and door can not be partially closed without dropping open when held upright.

×

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

The same thing happened to me and olympus repaired it for free. it is a manufacturing mistake. call or email the company and they'll help you get it fixed. ~~Shelly

Posted on Jul 05, 2007

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Picturess are too green


there are advanced color correction modes,
Blue or dark pictures/videos
Keep your shooting distance inside of 2ft to 3ft, depending on
visibility and ambient light.
If you are using only one light, considering adding another light
(dual lights) or/and external flash accessory. The ideal
set-up is a combination of a light plus flash.
Consider purchasing the SeaLife Wide Angle Lens (SL975). The
fisheye lens allows you to get closer to the subject and fit more
into to picture frame.

For SeaLife camera with external light accessory (No external flash):
1) Set the camera's scene mode to Sea mode or Snorkel mode
2) Change camera's PHOTO and VIDEO White Balance
settings to DAYLIGHT.
For SeaLife camera with external light and flash accessories:
1) Set the scene mode to Ext. Flash mode
2) Change the VIDEO White Balance setting to DAYLIGHT.
For other underwater camera brands:
1) Set the Scene mode to "Auto" or "Underwater" scene
mode, as recommended by the camera manufacturer.
2) You may also need to change the White Balance setting to
DAYLIGHT depending on the camera's underwater color
correction or if pictures/video turns out red.

Mar 05, 2014 | SeaLife DC1200 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Olympus TG-320 camera won't turn on


It's a high probability that the waterproof seal leaked and the water is making it's way through the system shorting various components.
Diane
NYC Photo Safari

Feb 18, 2014 | Olympus Tough Tg-320 14 Megapixel Compact...

1 Answer

I cant take the pictures off of my gopro


Just use a USB card reader attached to your computer.

Sep 02, 2017 | GoPro HERO 2 Outdoor Edition High...

1 Answer

Hi, After taking the camera snorkling, it seemed to stop functioning. The camera powers up but only shows up a blank screen. It may also sometimes show a camera icon - stating that the "camera...


How deep did you take the camera? The manufacturer website states: WATERPROOF (16FT.). A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 16 feet underwater.If it was deeper than that, the gaskets probably let water in due to the pressure of being underwater. (Basically it means the camera let water in and as such probably will not work right again)

May 17, 2011 | Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 / mju Tough6020...

1 Answer

When i turn my camera on, it seems fine, all buttons functional. When i take a photo, it flashes, but no photo will pop up in my screen. Instead the screen stays black, and then the battery starts to get...


FREE INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR CAMERA FIRST
The Stylus Tough-3000 can be submerged up to 10 feet underwater and incorporates four preset underwater scene modes as well as the ability to capture HD movies underwater. It can also withstand a five-foot drop and can still perform when the temperature dips well below freezing (14 degrees Fahrenheit; -10 degrees Celsius)
SOLUTION
1. Remove the SIM card , battery, and ensure that your camera is dry 2. reinstall the sim, battery, and if the battery has not been charged or is known to be used, please replace for a new one. 3. Start up your Camera and attempt to take a photo now without using any of the video features. If your still not registering your photos, return for continued assistance.

Jan 12, 2011 | Olympus TOUGH3000 Digital Camera

1 Answer

My Marcum underwater camera has no picture.


Did you find a fix yet ? Mine has done the same thing

Jan 01, 2010 | Televison & Video

2 Answers

Lumix dmc-ts1 will not turn on after taking underwater pictures


I had the same problem, half way through snorkelling the screen just went black and the camera wouldnt turn back on, HELP PLEASE!!!

Nov 27, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 / DMC-FT1 Digital...

3 Answers

Vupoint underwater camera -fuzzy pictures


My girlfirend just got me this camera and I've noticed that it takes fine pictures when the lighting is good. Under low light (i.e. underwater or in the dark) it's not so hot. I don't think there is a fix for that.

Feb 13, 2008 | Cameras

Not finding what you are looking for?
Olympus Stylus 720 SW Digital Camera Logo

140 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Olympus Cameras Experts

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

595 Answers

Muntejaya Ginting
Muntejaya Ginting

Level 3 Expert

10422 Answers

Lee Hodgson
Lee Hodgson

Level 3 Expert

4810 Answers

Are you an Olympus Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...