Summary: I have owned mt E-10 for about 3 months now. I am a novice photographer and started out with the Olympus 3000. I love the E-10 as it takes great photos in spite of lack of experience but it does seem to have some drawbacks. For one, the auto focus does seem to have trouble especially in any type of low light. I mostly use the manual focus. In group shots you may find some focus problems. I would recommend nothing smaller than a 128mb memory card even though I used a 256.
Summary: I'm sorry faithful fans of the Camedia E-10, but I must ruin the 5-star reputation of this particular digital camera. I hate to be such a party pooper, so I'll start with the good stuff, and thus, tell you all the good things that earned the 4 stars from me. First, on a superficial level, the physical design of the camera is magnificent.
Not the newest - but solid value at a bargin price
George P., Amazon
5 January 2005
Summary: I bought my refurbished E-10 online from Olympus. It has functioned perfectly. The cost was 1/3 of the price they charged when the E-10 was first introduced. Since then, the price has continued to decrease as the competition has added megapixels and professionals have moved to DSLR bodies. This makes the E-10 a bargin for the weekend photographer. The camera is built like a brick - but a wonderfully ergonomic brick!
Summary: This has been a great camera. The body is largely metal, so there are few plastic parts to break. The battery door is located on the bottom, so batteries can be swapped out even when the camera is mounted on a tripod. The lense is not interchangable, which can be a disadvantage for some, but it ensures that no dust can get into the shutter or behind the lense. I love the dial controls.
Summary: Simply put, this camera is a SOLID machine that offers excellent image quality as well as photographic control. Being an SLR, I never used the LCD screen to shoot, which makes it more like using a standard 35mm. Get the battery pack/grip. Without it, the consumption of batteries is tremendous. With it, I easily got 1000 shots before needing a recharge. My major gripe, and the reason I upgraded to a Canon EOS D60, is that it is SLOW.