Summary: I was an old film photography guy and got out of it for a long time. I decided to try digital and looked at Olympus because I had SLR accessories. It says body only but don't be fooled, it is a complete camera with the zoom lens fixed to the body. When it arrived I was a bit disappointed but once I tried it I was hooked. Picture quality is excellent. Operation is a bit complicated at first but the 216 page manual is available for free online.
Most fun I've had with a camera, but get a real memory card.
drsquared "drsquared", Amazon
28 January 2004
Summary: This is the only digital SLR I have owned, and it is the only camera I have had that is actually fun to use. My film SLR left me gnashing my teeth outside the developer when I found out all too late I blew every shot on the roll. That said, I have two gripes. First,the 32MB card is a joke --holds 7 pictures at maximum resolution and highest quality compression.
Summary: Have been using a Canon S100 for casual photography but was looking for something professional for serious work. After checking online reviews and current prices I decided to go with the E20N. Many reviews had remarked on the qualtiy constructions of this camera which I can only agree with. This is one heavy, well constructed piece of equipment. Kind of like the Hummer of cameras. Not a camera one would use stricly for pictures of the kids etc.
Summary: If you're looking for a great snapshot camera, look somewhere else. This isn't it. This Olympus is a workhorse of a camera good enough to replace your film cameras. After years of shooting 35mm, this is the camera I picked to test the digital frontier. My main concern about going digital was photo quality but I have been impressed.
Summary: The Olympus E20N replaced their E10 and now can capture 5 meg images. This is a key upgrade to what was already a very fine digital camera. The construction and materials of this camera put it into the upper echelon of consumer digital cameras and some would argue that this is a strictly professional tool. What I like about it is the balance of features, quality and design. Once Olympus manages to speed up the image storage process, the E20N will be worthy of 5 stars.
Summary: A beautiful camera to look at, as everybody does. The good points are; (in simple language) 1) Control, a lot. 2)Fast, under certain conditions. 3) Tilting view screen. 4) Remote cable access. 5) Outside buttons, a really good idea 6)Manual zoom control 7)Terrific flash. The poor points; 1)All digitals so far, have the problem of stopping movement in the shade, so does the E-20n. 2)Heavy. Can't help that though, with all that great glass.
Summary: We tested this camera for compatibility with VeriPic. We put it through its paces in all the modes including adjusting manual white balance, IS, PS and Noise Reduction mode, sharpness filter, all combinations of the 5 resolutions and 3 compression modes. The camera performed flawlessly and what amazed us is the camera was very frugal on the batteries. Once set of charged 1600 mah NiMH AA batteries actually got us through 350 pictures! This was a very pleasant supprise.
Excerpt: I have now owned my Olympus E20P for almost 3 years and have used it in extremely harsh conditions including several desert expeditions and diving trips. It has not let me down once and produces very high quality images. I rarely use the highest quality setting of "Tiff" as I can see little difference in the image quality from using the "SHQ" setting.