Summary: This camera is fine if you want to just take pictures. Very nice pictures. Two problems. 1. No rechargeable battery. I bought some rechargeable AA batteries and that has worked OK. 2. This is a BIG problem. The video has NO SOUND. What's the point of shooting video without sound? Just terrible.
Summary: I had owned two Olympus digital cameras and both were very nice in features and picture quality, but both died prematurely due to overly complex and silly mechanical features. So I decided to never buy an Olympus again.
Summary: I've had a 3MP camera for 3 years so when I spotted this at a local best buy and saw the features on it, I figured that the quality would be better. It is! But what they had in common was no audio with the video! The memory card would get errors and freeze on me.
Summary: The companion image editing software is disappointing, feature-wise, and has already crashed my (WinXP) system once. The camera itself seems to have buggy firmware as well, though I haven't fully invested the time to learn every nuance of its operations, so in fact it may just have a crummy user...
Summary: I purchased this camera as a backup to my Olympus Ultra zoom (which I Love) for a vacation in Disney. I read the reviews but never noticed anyone complain about the lag time between focusing and actually taking the picture. It is SLOW!
Summary: I bought this to replace a dead Canon Powershot A70 3.2 mega P's. And guess what .. the old Canon has better quality photos. Clearer, sharper, plain better. I got this at a bargain price .. I'll give it to my wife and do some serious looking and review reading.
Summary: and if you want image quality, don't buy this camera. I have a six year old Olympus C-2100 ultra zoom 2.1 MP camera, and the reason I have never upgraded is because the image quality is simply sensational on that camera.
Excerpt: Last year, when visiting the UK, my wife was persuaded to purchase this camera for use in her Beauty Salon back here in Cyprus, taking 'before and after' photos of clients, Advantages - cracking picture quality - full range of features including movie clips, and even more editing facilities...
Summary: Olympus has gone down in my estimation due to this purchase. The first time it was used the batteries died after around 20 pictures. I then used the more appropriate 2500NiMh batteries and they performed even more poorly.