Summary: I must say I was shocked and surprised by this camera when I got it out of the box. I had no idea it would be so small. It's like the picture online is life sized. Then again it probably doesn't help me in the fact that I wear a size 15 ring and thus pretty much any thing is dwarfed in my hands. I will be honest having never used a digital camera before outside of my old HP web/digital/video cam I'm impressed.
Summary: This is my second FE-200 --- like the small size and wide range optical zoom. A friend dropped #1, so this replacement gives me continuity and duplicate charger, battery, and memory stick. Drawbacks -- lack of viewfinder in this and most small digital cameras is a major drawback in daylight. This camera sometimes fails to focus well in macro mode, or I need to improve my technique with it.
Summary: I was so excited whe I got my first digital camera for Christmas this year. The novelty wore off about a day later when I uploaded the pictures & witnessed the picture quality (or lack thereof). Every single picture, even ones taken from far away, were washed out with the flash on. Turn the flash off & all the pictures are yellow.
Summary: The FE-200 is a excellent camera for the price, the 5X optical zoom work create. I use my Olympus E-500 for taking pictures and the FE-200 mostly for taking videos, a 1GB memory takes proximally 25 minutes of video and I use Quicktime Plus to edit the video. The video quality is not as go as the regular video camera but now I can carry the FE-200 everywhere.
Summary: This is my 3rd Olympus digital camera. I wanted a slimmer version of the great C-740 UltraZoom so I can carry it in my handbag. The optical zoom is only 5x but it has some nice features that are good for novices and more experienced photographers as well. It has an "online" guide which is great as well as tips for how to use the various settings.