Summary: Here I go again! Just 5 weeks after my wife and I bought the Olympus FE-340 and FE-290 on the same day (see my other reviews), we decided to go ahead and buy another digital point-and-shoot. No, nothing was wrong with the earlier two cameras, we just decided that since they were very inexpensive, why don't we buy another one and just stuff one in each of the 3 cars in our household?
Summary: For $159, this is a nice camera. Compact, pocket-sized, that was important. Most cameras this tiny have 3X optical zoom; the 5X here puts this one ahead. Most controls are intuitive. It has plenty of point and shoot settings, I'm still experimenting to find what works best in poorly lit indoor settings. This is a great camera for typical point and shoot folks like me.
Summary: I've had this camera for about two months now and it has come in handy. At first though the pictures i were taking lacked quality but after adjusting settings and realizing that its not a great for low light indoor pics on automatic mode, this camera has turned out to be a success for a good price with good picture quality and easy navigation.
Summary: We got this camera at work. I was impressed with the looks and the small size and the light weight. It's half as thick as my Canon S400. However, when I tried to use it, it became quickly apparent that is not suited for field use. With my Canon I am accustomed to holding the camera with my thumb and middle finger and working the controls with my index finger all in one hand. I had a hard time holding on to this camera, I had to use the wrist wrap in case I dropped it.
Summary: Arrived fine, on time. It has very good image quality. Features are sometimes difficult to use. But if your tech savvy, you can handle it. Biggest problem, doesn't fit typical camera cards, ie scan disk. Bought one specifically for the camera as I never had one before. It was recommended on the page, so don't be fooled. Night shots come out strange though, do to the enhancing effects. Otherwise I was pleased with this "refurbished" item.
Summary: My camera was one that had been returned to the company and refurbished/repackaged so I was supposed to be getting an extra good deal. It was a tiny bit scratched on the outside when I got it, but nothing that changed the quality of the camera itself. So, I'd say that I did get a great deal ($50 less than suggested retail price). So far it's been working great. Sometimes the pictures turn out a bit blurry, but I have a feeling that's more user error than camera error.