Excerpt: They are many cameras out there. But all of them are very expensive. I have found a very good digital camera from Wallet for only $100 dollars. The Olympus FE 25. It is a very good and trustworthy brand. The camera is great.
Summary: One of the worst pieces of electronics I've ever purchased. Battery life is literally 20 minutes of casual photo (not video) use. Photo quality is grainy and dark. Better off with a $10 cell phone camera from a drug store.
Summary: Battery life is abysmal. Even the worst of the Nikon Coolpix cameras that I have had have gotten far better battery life. This one seems to be able to take only a dozen flash pictures or so before the batteries are drained to the point that it turns off the screen and refuses to flash. Picture quality seems to be mediocre at best, compared to the CoolPix's and even to a cheapo 5-megapixel Kodak we have.
Summary: A much better Olympus, very good pictures. It seems easier to use than older models and the settings remain after you turn it off. I am buying used cameras for overseas use in third world countries. I was tempted to keep this one as a back up for my work.
Summary: The battery problem would seem to be an issue of battery contacts. Constant fussing with cleaning both the contacts and batteries gets a lot of life out of batteries. But you should not have to do this nearly every damn time you want to make a pic. This camera's lens suffers from chromatic aberration causing light of differing colors to be focused in different places. Put simply, things have color fringes. Particularly noticeable on larger images.
Summary: I bought this camera as a first camera for my grandson. He hasn't put it down since Christmas. Seems to have all the features we need. It's very easy to operate and understand. Battery life so far seems good. makes a great first time camera.
Summary: I had an olympus before this purchase which was more expensive and did a great deal more than this camera. Since I have experience with this brand, I wanted to get close to the same one I had before. At this I could not figure out how to use the camera and spend more time in trial and error, but as I got the hang I got better with it. Now I am much better with it but learning moatteryre as I use it everyday.
it already broke :( I am pretty upset. used it once!!!
11 November 2010
Summary: I finally got some extra money to purchase a nicer camera. I got it right before Halloween and got to use it One night. Then it totally quit working. I changed the batteries, it just will not even turn on.