Summary: I've owned this camera for 1.5 years, the camera is okay. But the images are often out of focus, unclear, or jostled. Turn off the flash, and it's even worse. I can take 20 pictures with this camera before the battery is close to being dead. The camera uses xD digital flash media... be wary of this. I sure am. It seems much slower than SD, and I don't understand why they decided to use xD, because it's terrible.
Summary: I have owned this camera for over a year. I bought it because of the wide angle capability, as I am a real estate agent and need wide angle for interiors. This camera is great indoors, takes excellent pictures. I didn't realize that it didn't have a viewfinder when I bought it. I don't use it outdoors because I can't see the LCD image on a sunny day, even turned to highest brightness.
Summary: I've had this camera for about a year and I absolutely love it. The pictures are crisp even in low-light conditions (I hate using the flash, I prefer to take photos using available light), and the video capture is clean and clear with good sound quality. The only places I see room for improvement are: 1) there is a bit of a lag between hitting the shutter button and the capture of the photo.
Summary: After 26 years of being in the hobby of photography, I have already outgrown the stage where I thought that the best cameras were simply the ones with the most number of bells and whistles. There was a time when I wouldn't even consider something inexpensive, thinking that surely it's features weren't the latest.
Summary: I like so much my camera but the battery unloading very fast. The moldels Olympus Stylus 710 The loading of the battery is more intense and it lasts more. In this Models FE-290 the wide screem 3 inch it is a success.
Summary: I love this camera. I was in the market for a digital camera for a while. I've been searching and testing for a long time. While, I'm not a professional photographer, I'm very picky about the things that I purchase. One of the important things that I was looking for in a camera was slimness, yet most of the cameras that were slim had very few features. This one is great, it's slim with a lot of high tech features, yet still easy to use.
Summary: I've been shooting pictures as an avid photographer for more than 30 years. My first digital camera was an Apple 150 ... and that was a long time ago. This little offering from Olympus is used as a snap shot camera to supplement my Nikon DSLR so I use it within it's limits. Pros: The 3" screen is bight, clear, and plenty big enough. The wide angle lens produces sharp pictures and has a very useful close focus. The flash is effective within its limits.