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4.2 out of 10

Olympus D-540 Zoom / C-310 / X-100

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus D-540 Zoom / C-310 / X-100

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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 2
2.0
Photo quality 10
10
Shutter lag 6
6.0

bad experience

yaverbaum, epinions.com
19 February 2007
  • Excerpt: firstly let me just say its my fault I didn't check that this camera cannot capture sound.
  • Pros: great image quality, Super high quality is very good.
  • Cons: have to use auto flash, no sound capture, power usage.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 2
2.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 6
6.0

Its a great little camera but...

subrot0, epinions.com
10 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Friend of mine gave me his Olympus D540. He moved up to 6 megapixel camera.
  • Pros: Very well designed camera.
  • Cons: Lousy battery life and awful software
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 10
10
Battery performance 2
2.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Shutter lag 4
4.0

Good camera but you need accessories

larwe, epinions.com
30 July 2006
  • Summary: Evaluate other options before choosing this camera unless you already have a bunch of xD media.
  • Pros: Easy to use, good picture quality, optical zoom.
  • Cons: Battery hog! xD cards are expensive and not well supported.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 4
4.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Shutter lag 6
6.0

Olympus D-540 Digital Cameral Power Supply Problem

tsiebert, epinions.com
10 July 2006
  • Summary: Good camera. Got lots of use out of it having 3 kids. It died after only 2 years, but that's not surprising with technology the way it is these days.
  • Pros: Re-chargeable battery an option for power supply; Camera not too heavy; Good size LCD screen
  • Cons: Power supply died much too soon! 1 year limited warranty not long enough.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Camera for Price it is now

Paige Bishop, Amazon
7 September 2005
  • Summary: I have had this camera for a couple of years, we paid a lot more for it when it first came out. It takes pretty good pictures although if the flash isn't on, they turn out blurry. I don't know why this happens, but it makes it difficult when needing to snap the shot without the flash on. I have noticed that regular batteries don't last even one day in this camera, although the Lithium ones last several months. It is worth it to spend the extra money on them.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth your money.

Crono "Mega RPG gamer", Amazon
11 August 2005
  • Summary: I purchased the Olympus D540 about a year and a half ago and it worked fine at the beginning. It had no lag, started up quickly, and took pictures fine. Then I noticed wear that came from nowhere. Cheap parts. The camera took an unusually long time to startup, even with brand new batteries. It flashed black every time I turned it on. Eventually, it just stopped working altogether.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Pics, Terrible Battery Life

Mimi, Amazon
3 March 2005
  • Summary: 1. Pictures come out VERY crisp and clear. Love them!!! 2. Size is fantastic. Can put in a small purse and carry around. 3. Batteries get used up at a ridiculous rate. Even after I bought rechargeable batteries with 2300 MAH, they still get used up too fast! 4. Price is great. 5. Very easy to transfer pictures to computer. 6. Sleek look. Overall: Although I really love the output quality of my pictures, I would not buy this camera again.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 4
4.0
Photo quality 4
4.0
Shutter lag 4
4.0

Spend a little more and get a Fuji FinePix.

bb_in_mke, epinions.com
30 January 2005
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera while on vacation in L.A. last summer. In bright sunlight, I loved it.
  • Pros: Nice size, good digital zoom, good outdoor photo quality
  • Cons: Flash too bright, poor non-flash photography, slow shutter speed
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Overall 6
6.0

Battery limitations outweigh benefits

Amy Roberts, Amazon
7 November 2004
  • Summary: My title says it all - the ease of use is nullified by the fact that there is not a valid batter option. This camera operates on either two AA batteries, or one lithium battery. Here is the problem - it burns through them at an umbelievable rate!! If you are planning on taking lots of pictures at once (on vacation, or taking the kids to the zoo, etc), one set of AA batteries will not even get you through the day.
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Overall 6
6.0

Lot's of pluses but some minuses

Julie K. Krawczyk, Amazon
7 September 2004
  • Summary: This is my 3rd midrange digital camera in as many years. I picked this one for my latest based on it's features (macro, self portrait, etc) and the awesome huge LCD screen. The screen is much bigger than it's competitors. The self portrait mode worth noting... some one was finally genius enough to note that many a snapshot is taken where two subjects squeeze together and hold the camera at arms length and snap the pic.
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