If I had an enemy, I'd give them my Olympus FE-230
M. Baker "classiccruiserrolling", Amazon
21 August 2012
Summary: This camera often makes me want to throw it against the wall. First of all, the battery it came with would hold a charge for about 10 minutes. So I had to buy a new battery for about $50. As well, the on/off button is janky and often I have to open the battery compartment, pull it out and put it back in to get the thing to come on. Then, it takes pictures about one notch above the quality of a Polaroid One-Step. Just a plain old crappy product.
Summary: I had 2 Olympus digital cameras before I purchased this pocket size one. I was very happy with Olympus product so I purchased the Olympus FE-230. The battery life lasts only for 3 to 4 initial shots, then if I turn it off and within few minutes need to do another shot - the camera would not turn. So I used it with constant problems and missing many pictures because the camera would not turn on when needed.
Summary: I bought this camera because I have the same one that broke. I travel for my job and the Olypus FE-230 takes really good pictures. I took the new camera to Chile and all of the pics are out of focus. I end up buying a new Olympus different model.
Summary: The item I purchased was never received. Followed up with seller after proposed arrival date came and went letting him know I would be requesting a refund. Refund received immediately. No idea what happened to product. I would suggest to seller to use some sort of tracking method with all packages sent via US postal service.
Summary: Like many of the people who gave this camera poor reviews, I always had trouble with blurry photos using this camera. I've had the camera for about a year and I've never been impressed by it. I kept it around because it was tiny (the size is really remarkable) and could easily be taken anywhere. I got in the habit of taking multiple photos of a subject using various settings because I never quite knew how they would turn out.
Summary: I thought for a long time that it was just me... that I took awful shots. I tried my best, different settings, etc, but the photos just came out dull, blurry, and lacking in color. I eventually bought a Canon powershot SD1100 and was truly amazed at the huge difference in photos! I'm not so bad after all. :) So bottomline is, you're better off saving your money for another camera.
Summary: I purchased this camera in October and by May it no longer takes colored pictures. There is little to no help from the Olympus customer service team. My only option is to mail it to them for a fee to evaluate. Very disappointed with quality of Olympus product. I have always owned Olympus but will definitely not buy another one.