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Olympus-sp-350.36669
4.9 out of 10

Olympus SP-350

This full-featured, solid and elegant compact camera combines a Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-350

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Overall 4
4.0

Poor optical quality

Joseph L. Kashi, Amazon
29 December 2009
  • Summary: Over the past 45 years, I have used many cameras from 11x14 and 4x5 view cameras through small point and shoot digital cameras. When I bought an SP-350 in 1986, I had high hopes for the SP-350 as a small RAW-capable compact camera. After comparing the SP-350 side by side with several other compact cameras, including a 5MP Kodak z730 and a very sharp 6MP Kodak z760, I immediately gave the SP-350 away even though it was then my only RAW-capable camera.
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Overall 4
4.0

Dissapointed

Diana Calle, Amazon
28 June 2008
  • Summary: After owning a few digital cameras, I decided to go with the Olympus SP350 mainly because of all the great reviews it's gotten. I have two small children and the most important feature that I look for in a digital camera is the shutter speed as I like to take lots of candid photos of my kids. I could not do that with the Olympus. Every time I got ready to take a photo the time for the shutter to go off was extremely slow thereby losing the chance to take a great picture.
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Overall 3
3.0

"frustration dealing with manufacturer attitudes"

mentor07, CNET
16 April 2007
  • Pros: clear close ups, easy to hold
  • Cons: poor documentation, ongoing battery problems
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Overall 4
4.0

Slow shutter is frustrating; batteries drain really fast

Analisa Nazareno "Analisa N", Amazon
31 March 2007
  • Summary: We bought this camera for the 8 mega pixels and the low price (comparatively at the time), realizing there would be drawbacks in other areas. The drawbacks have been many. Daily I am frustrated with my camera, as I've lost many good shots. The camera in auto mode takes so long "thinking" that my subjects have moved on or gotten bored and impatient by the time it shoots.
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Overall 3
3.0

"I fell in love with it and it broke my heart :("

MaxineBates, CNET
12 May 2006
  • Pros: Nice design with the option for external flash
  • Cons: Battery power sucks!
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Overall 4
4.0

"You better buy a truckload of Batteries for this thing."

advansys, CNET
12 May 2006
  • Pros: Small, good quality pictures.
  • Cons: Devours batteries faster than you recharge them.
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Overall 4
4.0

8 Reasons not to go here...

Sinister Minister, Amazon
3 November 2005
  • Summary: Greetings folks sinmin here with a friendly warning stay away from this camera! I am an Olympus lover by nature, so when I tested this camera I was shocked that olympus even released this lemon in the first place. Since I couldn't get the camera to operate long enough to really test it I'll just give you a list... 1. focus. this camera has no idea what it is or how to aquire it! Out of the 15 test shots I took, not 1 was in focus!!
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Overall 4
4.0

not the best of the bunch

pete, Amazon
24 July 2006
  • Summary: This is the third digital camera that I have bought over the years and honesty I was disappointed. I was considerably slower at taking pictures even when half-depressing the shutter button so that auto focus, exposure and white balance had already been completed. Taking pictures of any moving subject is very hit and miss, both my previous cameras took half the time.
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