Summary: Mine is the Olympus U 700 All-Weather 7.1 Megapixels. I loved this camera and do not know what the normal lifespan of a camera like this is. It lasted 3 years. It just suddenly "died", the screen went blue with a few numbers on it.
Summary: I had previously owned this model of camera, which is very small and takes pretty good photos. I lost the 1st one, so I purchased a refurbished one. This refurbushed one, which I purchased to take on vacation, day 2, of photo taking, the len's cover got stuck in the 1/2 open position.
Summary: I was a camera salesman at circuit city for two years until they went out of business. I bought this camera a year after it was released when it was on open box. I was unaware how much price retention the camera had, I paid only $107 for the camera when it was selling for over $300 on amazon.
Summary: I have purchased 3 of the 740's mainly for the 5x optical and wish they did not discontinue this model. It does everything I need in a ultracompact digital camera. Great camera and great service from Amazon with putting me in touch with reputable sellers. Thanks John Anderson
Summary: I usually follow Consumer Report in everything I buy but decided to go off the beaten track this one time as I thought their choices were out-dated. I should have gone with their reviews. Maybe I don't know how to use this but I have never taken so many blurry pictures in my life.
Summary: I have had my Olympus 740 for about a year. I mostly take photos of my now 18 month old. I usually get photos of where he just was because it takes so long to take the picture! Also, if I take pictures in the school gym, like for the school concerts, they ALL come out blurry.
Summary: Takes great outdoor pictures. Indoor pictures are not the same. I took more blurry indoor pictures from this camera than all my cameras combined. Recommend to leave the flash on at all times to minimize this problem.