Summary: to d rosenfeld in wayland mass. sounds like you have warrenty issues. I have and use the 570 regularly, and have excellent battery life, the battery meter is on the upper rt area of the lcd screen. as to the plastic contact cover for the optional flash assy, what would one have them use?
Summary: CONS Had to buy funky XD memory card instead of standard SD I already had a few of Lens cap comes off too easily, subjecting lens to ruinous scratching risk--reflects badly on all OLYMPUS products They say video is subpar, but I rarely use it for that PROS Awesome 20x zoom Wonderful dual...
Summary: I have quite a bit of money invested in the Olympus system. My first foray into serious digital photography began when I bought the Olympus C-700 UZ super zoom camera. Soon after I started taking indoor photos, I realized the built in flash was not enough.
Summary: Love it except it is sometimes slow in taking a photo or slow in the zoom. Not the best for quick photography. Good with close ups. Great for stills and when you have time to set up the shot. I would highly recommend it. Great value for the price. Rarely need to use the flash indoors....
Amazing camera, perfect for a low-budget enthusiast.
Forest Jarvis, Amazon
4 January 2009
Summary: Pros: Amazing zoom (equivalent to 26-520mm), 10 mp, can alter with aperture and shutter speed, 13.5 fps sequential shooting, high ISO, large LCD, a lot of SLR-level features, zoom ring, comfortable to hold, excellent super macro, multi fireworks mode.
Summary: I was looking for a 20X zoom and normally trust Olympus. Due to the many failings of this camera I don't believe it was designed by Olympus. Some, and just some, of the major defects: 1.Very short battery life (time to recharge) 2. No battery meter 3. Stabilizer poor 4.Plastic flash insert 5.
Summary: Thanks Amazon. The camera arrived very quickly and was packed well. Olympus is really on to something with this design. This is a "substancial" camera which sets it apart from the crowd of superzooms. When you pick it up, it feels and looks like a DSLR.