Summary: I've been through a bit of cameras til I came to this one. I wanted a camera that has crisp pictures without having to use flash all the time. I also wanted one that could take night shots all the same with or without flash. I came back to the olympus family line. This camera takes beautiful pictures, has focus help. I have children so I take pictures alot. My children don't stand still, but this camera manages to capture them anyway most the time without the flash.
Summary: I gave this camera 5 stars for 1 reason,it does exactly what I need,I did not purchase this looking for professional results,nor did I expect outlandish performance,this is a good 10x optical zoom ,quick, well built,digital point and shoot, as it implies,which has minimal settings,simple to use,excellent picture quality,mostly used outdoors,perfect for vacations,short trips,quick grab, take picture camera, If you are looking for DSLR quality,buy a DSLR ,if you just want...
Summary: I take pix all day every day. I'm a visual artist, photographer, illustrator, blogger. I've never enjoyed a camera as much as I've enjoyed this one. For the price, I find the lens quality to be outstanding, the zoom is sufficient, the macro and super-macro are wonderful tools. I've tried Canon digital cameras, kodak digital cameras... they just don't hold a candle to Olympus.
Summary: This is an excellent camera even though its a point and shoot. It has 12 mega pixels and a good zoom which is one of the reasons i bought this camera. I also bought this camera because it has an in-camera panorama feature. I later found out that it also does a grant job with up close pictures like flowers and such. it has three shooting settings for it in case you want to get really close like i do: normal, macro, and super-macro.
Summary: Well once again I am very very pleased with my new Olympus Stylus 9000 camera. I used their trade up plan and traded in my Olympus Stylus 840 which was a great camera also, but I wanted the better features on the Olympus 9000 such as the 12 megapixels and the 10X optical zoom lens. Also I got a fairly decent price when I traded in the 840 model. My Great Niece got married in an outdoor wedding in Pa.
Great little camera with BIG features, the macro shots are fantastic!
Spenda Buck "My Humble Opinion", Amazon
18 March 2010
Summary: When I bought this little compact camera I was expecting to later have to buy a bigger more powerful one, but when I used it, I discovered that this little camera does a BIG job! The range from 10x optical zoom to the closest of close ups is remarkable! I can get it to focus on the inside of a flower at 1/4 inch away. That's right, 1/4 inch away. I can't believe it, but it does it!