Reviews and Problems with Olympus FE-310 / C-530 / X-840
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Worst Olympus camera I have yet to use...
2 August 2011
Summary: Avoid. The worst Olympus camera I've seen -- and most of the cameras are pretty good. Very slow when using flash, horrible quality when lighting is not ideal. No in-camera features like cropping or red-eye fix. Uses the old xD cards which are now expensive and hard to obtain. Battery life on AAs does appear to be very good. I can only reccomend this camera if you're getting it at a great price and going to use it almost exclusively for outdoor daytime shots...
Summary: Camera screen has colored lines all over it making the camera useless as the screen is the view finder and you cant see what you are taking a picture of.of course it didn't do it untill just after the warranty expired.
Summary: It has nice features, but I have a list of complaints; First it deleted all of my photos because you must first formatt the XD card before you use it. Second, you can't use your cards from your old digital camera. Only special Olympus cards. Third, the week my 3 month warranty expired it did not reconize my expensive recommended rechargeble batteries and Olympus wants to charge me $65 to repair it. I am done with this camera.
Summary: Bought this little inexpensive thing to tote around until I decide what camera I really want. Easy to use. Took a few nice still shots and close ups with it. Others have already said it: it devours batteries!!! It happened a few times now, that I couldn't take a precious snap shot because the battery was empty :-( Forget rechargeable batteries, they are not strong enough. And who wants to keep spending money on Duracell & Co?
Summary: This camera is my fourth digital camera. I used the batteries that the camera came with and was able to update my camera via the website. The batteries were no drained after that. I have been disappointed with the poor quality of my photos and hope to work out a solution. I got this as a gift and I hope that my husband didn't pay too much for this. I have had a FUJI, Canon and Panasonic. I wouldn't pay more than 100 dollars for this camera.
Summary: I've had one of these for 4 months now and I want to echo the negative comments here about the battery life as it sucks. It's amazing how little it lasts. Everything else is OK... I get plenty of blurry one's, but that may be me as I've had that issue with all my digital cams. Also, there is no small view finder, only the big one, but that's not really an issue for me as I'm just amateur with photos and only use that one anyway. Just how bad is the battery life?