Excerpt: At first I was unsure about this camera as it is a little dated now and is rather big, but I soon realised it was aideal for my first digital camera. Olympus are a good make to begin with. This camera has a good zoom feature and a bright flash, meaning even dark photo's can come out OK. It may only have 1.3 megapixels - which today is less than alot of mobile phones, but photos can be printed off perfectly in 6x4 of 7x5.
Excerpt: I`ve had this camera a while now and use it at least every couple of weeks. Its relatively small,tough durable etc etc. Newer brands are getting lighter and smaller but i still feel that this camera is still a practicle, hassle free size. Its only 1.3mega pixels but dont be fooled! As an student at a college of art I use this camera for ALL my presentations!
Pros: relatively small, smart media card (you can get cheap f * ji cards giving you loads more memory very cheaply ! ), loads of scenario settings .
Cons: newer cameras are getting an awful lot smaller
Excerpt: This was the first digital camera I owned. Out of the box it was impressive. Very easy to use, with a sufficient variety of modes, good coverage from the flash and a sharp lense. I was able to get good 6x4" and even 7x5" prints from a sharp shot, which was surpring for just a 1.3 megpixel camera. You'll need high amh rechargable batteries, and plenty of them. I seemed to be forever changing my 1200 amh batteries when using the flash indoors. Now to the problems.
Excerpt: I've never owned a camera. I've always been put off by the ongoing expense of film and developing, so when digital cameras became popular, I was interested. I got this little number from PC World for £99 and it's worth every penny. Fair enough, it's only a 1.3 megapixel, and some might say that isn't good enough, but in my opinion, it's fine, as long as the pictures are printed out at around 4x6 inches.
Pros: Inexpensive, No drivers required (For XP), Good quality
Cons: Eats alkaline batterys, rechargeables a must, only 8MB memory included
Excerpt: I got this camera around Christmas last year and haven't turned back. I now realise the benefits that digital cameras have over the old 'film' cameras. When I go on holiday I always take loads of pictures and pay a bomb to have them developed, for most of them to be either completely rubbish or not turn out at all. This is not the case with digital cameras where you can view the pictures and then choose whether to delete them or keep them.
Excerpt: I have owned one of these cameras since christmas, it was a present. I couldn't wait to start taking pictures, so I took some of my dog, the old standby, and guess what?, the software supplied wouldn't recognise the camera! After reading and re-reading the manual, I was still no nearer a solution. I decided then to try using my existing software to download the photos and tried adobe photodeluxe.
Pros: simple to use, lcd screen,inexpensive,smartmedia
Excerpt: Introduction ----------------- Although I don't have a digital camera at home, we have one at work and I can use it whenever I want, which suits me nicely. We bought the Olympus C-1 Zoom in September 2001 from Jessops (the high street camera store) in Manchester for £280, which was the cheapest we could find at the time (including most of the internet stores I think).
Excerpt: Whilst scouring the Ciao pages I found my eyes drawn to the Mega Competition! I know that all you people are now thinking “ Ha only for the money!” but who can resist a little healthy competition! I’ve just spent the last 2 days doing this op and Im hoping it will be my best ever! Be kind! Now Im going to give you the complete ins and outs, the good the bad and the highs and lows of this little beauty.
Excerpt: I will write this opinion now before I loose it or break it or do something that typically happens when things are in my care! The C-1 Zoom is perhaps aimed more at the domestic or family user who will buy it to 'snap' pictures for the photo album rather than the those who will want a digital camera for presentation, professional or ultra high resolution images. Firstly the C-1 Zoom comes in a very small box and you certainly don’t get many extras.
Excerpt: I was hunting around for a decent digital camera in the £200 - £300 category, when browsing through the missus`s catalogue I noticed the Olympus C1 USB. After reading the specs, I decided to go ahead and buy it. The camera is silver coloured and quite light (you have to remember it`s in your pocket) and has a built in flash BUT no optical zoom features. It connects to the PC via a supplied USB cable and installation of the drivers in Win98/XP is very painless.
Pros: Compact, lens cover, good power consumption
Cons: Software won ` t recognise it, ` snowy ` pictures