this camera is really good, and i have gotten my money's worth on it.
23 May 2012
Summary: I've had one of these cameras for 7 years now. I have taken tons of pics, and have had great success with it. Learning the manual controls on this were a snap, and it was a fun camera to grow into. I am currently in the need of a replacement, as mine has a small speck in the middle of the CCD or lens inside, and I dont want to pay to have it fixed or take it apart and not get it back together just to find out what it is. Also, my flash is no longer working.
If you can't afford a SLR this is almost as good for a lot less money.
16 December 2011
Summary: I've had this for over 5 years. The complains about battery life can usually be traced to using a microdrive or a memory card in an adaptor that doesn't follow full industry spec and continues to draw current when the camera is turned off. The camera does shut off quickly in the default mode but this can be reset in the menu if you take the time to read the manual.
Summary: I have been using my S7000 for at least 7 years. It provides great photos using the Auto setting, especially in low light situations. I have taken beautiful sunrise and sunset shots with it in Auto mode. My wife is constantly amazed at the quality of the photos that this camera takes; she's an artist and has some training in photography. I haven't used my Olympus OM-1, 35mm since buying this camera.