Excerpt: It was unfortunate that I bought this camera... It started working OK and I was impressed with the quality of the pictures. Then I went to Acapulco... Humid weather and it just died. The screen turns on a white light... Read the instructions and they recommended to leave it in a dry place for a while and would work again.... well, I am still waiting. It has been a year!
Summary: I bought this camera because i lost my previous one. my friend recommended that I buy a 6 mp camera or higher so when i saw this one at the store I got it.what I hate the most is the fact that it does not record audio with your videos I mean that's the most ridiculous thing ever!! I paid around 130 or so for this thing and I am regretting it.
Summary: I got this camara to use for work at construction job site. Know I'll end up dropping it at times. I did not want a new camara. So I fond this at a pawn shop for $50. I checked the zoom and focus all works But never did think to check the memory card slot. When I tried to insert my SD-card into it. the card will not go in! So I figured something was jammed inside the memory card slot. Knowing the panwn shop is all sales final I opened up the camara to clear out the slot.
Summary: This camera has no audio so every video that I've recorded has NO SOUND!!! That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard (NO PUN INTENDED!). What's the point of having the movie feature if there's no microphone to record the sound??!! I recorded my daughter's 3 rd birthday and I'm absolutely upset that there is no way for me to recapture any of those moments. Buy a different camera.
"This camera is good if you are looking for a cheap, and slowcamera that will never be used."
13 August 2008
Pros: It is very small and will fit practically anywhere and it comes with a hand strap.
Cons: The zoom on this camera sucks big time. It is unreliable and sucks the life out of your batteries before you can say "Olympus". When viewing your photos it takes a long time for the camera to load.
Summary: As many others have said, this model and several other Olympus cameras have a problem that renders it unusable. I had the typical "Battery Empty" problem. I contacted Olympus service, downloaded an "update" , then the camera quit entirely. The next step is send it in. With no warranty it is not worth any repair charge. Customer service left a lot to be desired as well. With plenty of other choices this camera/brand is not recommended.
Summary: At first I was happy with this camera...decent (not amazing) picture quality, easy-to-operate, mediocre features (can't take a good shot when it's dark out, or move the camera too much when taking photos)...but I noticed that the batteries drained super quick. Now the problem has gotten worse, and newly charged batteries die within a few hours (or even immediately at times), and the camera says "battery dead" and won't turn on.