Excerpt: Good specs and fast operation. Too bad the sensor cannot handle any high contrast situations. Too many blown out skies, even when the skies were cloudy. Underexposing would not help much. I have retired this camera..does anyone want to buy it?
Summary: I really wanted to like this camera. I previously had a smaller Olympus camera that I still on occasion use and love. I was hoping that this one now eight years later would be an even better version of it. Sadly the battery on this camera does not last and I was warned in the reviews but I had no idea it would be this bad. The camera was a good size and had lots of great options but the pictures didn't come out nearly as clear as I hoped.
Summary: There is a defect in my camera. I turn it on and can take maybe one or two pictures, then the camera completely freezes up. I cannot even turn it off. I have to take the batteries out. Don't buy this camera.
Summary: First of all the charging adapter was way too tight for the USB plug and then I discovered it was not charging the camera. After I switched adapters and let the camera charge for over 12 hours, it would not power up. It would beep, blink a light, make a noise and even acted like it was going to turn on but it did not. Finally, after 30-40 tries the camera powered up and showed a full battery on the screen.
Summary: I have been a fan of Olympus cameras since I purchased an Olympus C-3000 Zoom in 2001. But my old camera's photos remain sharper and crisper than the Stylus SH-50. I returned the camera. I was highly disappointed with the quality of photos from this camera. I stick with my old Olympus camera and keep searching.
Summary: I sent this back as I took 60 photo's and one short video and the battery ran out...so not even half a day while I was at my brothers Wedding...an event that can never be repeated ...very disappointing! after waiting 4 months for item to be sent out.