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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I've had a Minolta SLR for the past 10 years and been very happy with it, but after buying the my "other half" a Canon Digital Elph, I found the ability to immediately review photographs compelling. So, I looked for a digital SLR. Olympus has hit the price/performance sweet spot with this camera.
Excerpt: The Olympus Camedia E-10 has been on the market for approximately 3 years and is about to be superceeded by the E-20.Though the E-10 is packed with every feature the serious ameteur could want, it will soon be out of date with the introduction of the E-20, which is more or less an upgraded version...
Excerpt: This is the newest camera in many respects. At first, it has 4-megapixel matrix, and secondly, it is first specially developed, as the digital mirror camera, with a possibility of a manual focussing on a dim screen. The camera looks very solidly, both on weight.
Pros: 4 - megapixel matrix, looks solid, convenient modification of focal length, universality, much features
Cons: IBM Microdrive not supported, some stripes on LCD screen