Summary: ...P>Ok, bad points first: No optical zoom, just digital zoom. Digital zoom is pointless though, just makes the pixels bigger. I really wish all digital camera manufacturers would stop with the digital zoom boasts. what's the point? Batteries. Yup, eats batteries fairly quickly. 4 of them. Serial port download is slow. Bulky. Heavy and quite a size compared to some of the dinky dig-cams about now.
Summary: After taking thousands of pictures with 340R in a long trip. 340R is reliable. But I found some faults: 1. only the high resolutions provide good quality picutures. Low and Medium resolutions pictures look ok on the monitor but not acceptable when print out using a printer 2. This camera has problem with red eyes reduction. Most of the night picutures result with red eyes. 3.
Summary: Believe it or not, I ordered this camera on the Web by "accident", but now that I've used it, you couldn't pry it out of my fingers with a crow bar. I somehow clicked on "purchase" on a web sight that will go unnamed because three days later a federal express box arrived at my house. Although I was disturbed at first that I had somehow ordered something without intending to, I am not sending this camera back. No way!
Summary: Very easy to use, light and compact. Simple to download pictures to the PC, great resolution for the dollar. Too bad the D340R doesn't have an optical zoom lens, and the AC adapter is not included (battery drain is supposedly a problem during picture download, so it is odd that they do NOT include it--What's the deal Olympus?). Overall I think this camera is a good choice if you don't want to spend a fortune.
Summary: The camera itself works great,the product discription says ok for PC/MAC,but you have to wait until you read page 148 of the manual to find out that it's not setup for an iMac.Be prepared to spend a lot more money for attachments if your using the iMac.
Summary: This is my first digital camera, and I am quite impressed so far. It is reasonably easy to use, and the picture quality is more than adequate for my purposes. Standard quality mode is OK if you don't enlarge the photo too much, and if you aren't trying to capture fine details or textures. HQ and SHQ offer significant improvements in image quality. It is annoying that the AC adapter is not included and must be purchased separately.
Summary: This is my first digital camera and my very first camera forover $200. Overall, I'm happy with it - it's easy to carry andtakes great pictures. There's not a pause between pressing the button and the camera actually taking the picture, which is a problem with other digital cameras. Some things to keep in mind though: 1. Downloading from the camera to your computer is EXTREMELY slow through the Serial Cable. Buy the SMART DISK floppy.
Summary: I have to say that I'm quite impressed with the quality of the images produced by this camera. It is easy to use (once you read the manual), and it's a snap to transfer images to your computer via the included serial cable and software. I am somewhat disappointed in the manual. It is difficult to read and it does't include all the information you might want. For example, I was disappointed that it apparently had no Twain driver.
Great camera, but here's some things you won't like
21 October 1999
Summary: To find out what's good about this camera, read the other reviews. Here are some things that missed the mark. The manual is a human factors disaster. The print is tiny, the table of contents is on about page 30, if you can find it and they used that confounded "all four languages on each page" format instead of four separate sections with black blocks at the edge to make each section easy to find. The software had a few problems.
An excellent camera with tons of features for its price.
dave920 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Amazon
17 October 1999
Summary: For only $300, this camera is an excellent choice for anyone who needs to take digital photographs. It has more features than I ever thought possible, including the ability to slice a picture into 9 sections and zoom in on each one (on the LCD screen), and hook it up easily to a TV and use the slide show function to display your photos on a larger screen. Although the positives outway the negatives, there are still some aspects I could do without.