Summary: I bought this camera because i believe in Olympus electronics. this one, has made me change my mind. i currently have the older model FE-230. it's a 7.1 megapixel. this was my first digital camera and it worked perfect until one day on vacation, my aunt dropped it on the concrete sidewalk and since then it hasn't been the same. for that reason is why i got another one. i could not find the same FE-230 so i got this thinking that it would work even better. NOT!
Ohhh Olympus, the camera is solid but the picture aren't.
2 May 2010
Summary: How can I describe this camera? It's a Jeckyl & Hyde, you'd say.. The shell feels pretty solid, the LCD screen is good, the speed is just fine, the battery life is great, but unfortunately the picture quality is BAD. You don't notice is when you take portraits as much, unless there's something in the picture that is square/rectangular. This is where you really see the distortion in the lens..
Summary: The shutter is broken. If you are not interested in features like adding designs onto pictures, then this is the camera for you. It has lots of different camera settings and scenes to chose from. So if you get it new, I would recommend it if you aren't an artsy-crafty type of person.
Summary: I bought FE370 2 months ago. I like the price, the compactness and the many features which are usually avialable to those more expensive high-end comeral. The battery charges quickly and lasts quite a long time. The downsides of this cameral are the power button is too sensitive and the time spent to take each picture is too long. But for the price being, I still recommend this cameral.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace the Olympus fe-280 I gave to my daughter. She uses it to take photos and videos of my grandson. I was very pleased with the fe-280. This is the 4th Olympus I have owned. The first two used the same batteries and memory card. The fe-280 uses a different battery which is understandable due to it's slim design. The fe-370 has another size which I do not see the reason for. I have always been pleased with the performance of these cameras.
Summary: The FE 370 is a nice very compact little guy with many usable features. Easy to use, and pocket size which is suitable for me. Normal mode shot seem a little grainy in low light situations w/o the flash. Auto mode with flash is the best way to avoid that. Fine mode is super. The shudder speed process is a bit slower than some other cameras but acceptable. Just don't shake too much.
Excerpt: From the specs this looked a good camera, 5 x optical zoom, easy menu system, dual memory format and well constructed body. I bought this to compare against a similar spec point and shoot camera,the Fuji J50 and found the following... The main differences I found were the following: -The J50 has an easier menu system -The Olympus is built better -The J50 takes SD & XD -The Olympus takes Micro SD & XD -The Olympus's Flash can be accidentally covered with your finger when...