Summary: I purchased the camera for a gift so I cannot review the product but can review the seller. The camera arrived in good time and appears to be in good condition. I was concerned that the seller shipped the package using FedEx Home to a business address and was concerned that it might arrive after the business closes as Home delivery can be made up until 8PM. I wrote them about my concern and received a very terse message back the following day.
Summary: A minimal device which eats batteries at a high rate. Must wear spy glasses to operate this instrument. Also, must be patient to operate. Perhaps a class or a new government assistance program for us lacking...
If you are looking for a simple camera, this will work.
9 July 2011
Summary: This is a very simple and easy to use camera. The screen is not the best, but it takes good pictures. The one other down fall is the XD cards are much more expensive that the SD cards used by just about everyone else.
Summary: Pros: -Compact, seems sturdy and looks nice. -The lcd viewing screen looks nice and the menus are pretty intuitive. Cons: -Default memory card only holds like 4 pictures. -Pictures are several megabytes but still look very grainy in all light conditions. I've messed around with the different options extensively and they don't seem to make any difference. I've seen pictures from cameras with half the mega pixels that look better.
Summary: I bought this camera due to my Olympus Stylus broke on vacation. I wanted to reuse the XD picture card and accesories so I decided to buy an Olympus again. I decided to buy an Olympus Tought next year, but due to I have a 2 year old child I decided to buy a temporary replace to take pictures and videos to her. Well I discovered that the pictures this camera takes are darker and less focused than the Olymous Stylus. I don't have the battery issues that other people have.
Summary: First I thought , wow 12 mp at such a low price!! to good to be true, but then Olympus?, One of the pioneers of photography!, Ill do it. After I received it, play around with it and learn to use it in about 1 1/2 minute. No features at all, this is really a 'point and shoot camera', no effects, no smile shutter, no even the basics. The software is just like a cheap piccasa copy but with no features.