Summary: I bought this camera for a trip and it worked well. I purchased it in June, 2009 and used it three times until June, 2010. When I took it out to get ready for a trip next month, it no longer worked. I purchased it from Amazon, not another retailer. Amazon told me that there was nothing they could do to help me!!!! I've been a very loyal customer for years and am EXTREMELY disappointed in both the product and Amazon's customer service.
Summary: Purchased two for Christmas. One failed two months later. Lens would zoom in and out repeatedly, then camera would power down with the lens in the extended position. Returned to Olympus but they wouldn't repair under warranty. Maybe a 5x optical zoom for less than $200 is questionable. This model has quality issues.