Summary: Review: I bought the Olymupus Stylus 1040 a couple of months ago and was immediately impressed with the number of features available on this inexpensive camera. The camers's size is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan of roughly 4 hours. My only complaint is that it was very difficult saving pictures to the SD-rom. Other cameras I've owned have simpler menus and get you to important features easily.
Summary: Lots of picture settings: automatic panoramic function, face recognition, burst, good video function (but that does drain the battery pretty quickly) and lots more. I take it everywhere with me and am always taking pictures. Trial and error with some of the functions has lead to a few disappointing results at times but it hasn't put me off. Timed auto-off is good so you don't waste precious battery.
Summary: I have used Olympus cameras for many years, through film to ultra zoom digital. I wanted a very compact camera that would slip in to a shirt pocket. Its first outing was at a wedding in Oxford. Once set up, which is very similar to other Olympus cameras, the sliding front cover and quick start-up meant taking that unrehearsed picture was very easy. Although I prefer looking through a viewfinder, I found this rear screen large and clear.
Summary: Very pleased with this camera so far. I find the picture quality good, but if you are looking for particularly sharp images, perhaps this is not for you. Picture taking speed is ok. My only problem so far is that it was supplied with a two-pin plug on the charger, when i would have prefered a normal UK plug.
Summary: i got this camera about 2 weeks ago now and it looks really sylish, i previusly had the older version of this olympus camera. the camera i have bought is amzing quiltly of picture and you are able to change colour, edit the picture or even take out red eyes with out even putting the picture on a computer. the camera has face recigtion which works really well. you are able to conect the camera to your tv which i really like.
Summary: Advantages: Clear shots(when there is good lighting - well lit up areas). Very slim pocket-size. Easy to use Disadvantages: There tends to be "noise"(color speckles/grains) when used in a dark environment. (However using flash solves this - but the quality is not the best) What I like about it the most is it has a sliding lens barrier hence I won't have to worry about it getting damaged.