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.
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.
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.
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!!
Olympus SP-350: Unreliable, slow selection - not the camera for me
10 September 2009
Summary: Having finally agreed with my husband that a brand new digital camera was absolutely necessary, he went out of his way to review the guides available online as well as in magazine form. Its a man thing, I thought and left him to it. I most certainly learnt my lesson from that. This product is most certainly easily managed as a one click option, however, should you wish to practice your photographic abilities, you have all possible digitalised functions available.
Pros: The number of functions available
Cons: The amount of time it takes to access the additional functions.