Summary: Olympus Stylus Digital Cameras are great buys for the money. I have had a Stylus 410 and now the Stylus 500. I took the 410 to Italy and I have fabulous pics from it. And the 500, withstood being in Hawaii thrown in the sand and getting sprayed with water.
Summary: I have had this camera for a little over a year and a half and have loved it until recently. All of a sudden, for no reason, the flash stopped working. The only way I can take a picture is to turn off the flash and then due to the slow shutter speed the picture is very blurry.
Has some good qualities, but overall, I am disappointed
V. Anton, Amazon
24 November 2006
Summary: I've had this camera for a little over a year. I've taken so many pictures I've lost count. I'm currently running into some problems with it, but up until recently it did okay for me. I've NEVER run out of battery...it has lasted during marathon picture taking occasions of over 150 photos.
Summary: I personally own a Stylus 500 and purchased this one for work. I like the camera and its features. The memory card that comes with the camera is inusfficient in size. I would recommend a larger memory to start with. There is the typical digital camera delay in snap to image caputre.
Summary: I bought this last year for my birthday, and I love it. My favorite feature is the "Scene" selection. Sunset is great, Portrait is great, Landscape is great! They're all perfect and exactly what they say. I've never had a camera with a timer, but this one has one for self-portraits, and I love it.
Good at first, but more of a hassle than a good camera
K. Taft "frequent photo taker", Amazon
23 March 2006
Summary: I've had this camera for less than a year and am already dying to replace it. Durable? I laugh. The cover over the zoom is so easily dented. Mine got dented to the point where the cover wouldn't even slide open and they told me it was going to cost a couple hundred dollars to fix.
Summary: This is my third compact digital camera, and I have to say I have finally found one that gives me just about everything I'm looking for. My first, a Fuji Finepix was boxy, had bad shutter lag and had an annoying two-step start-up that was way to confusing to be useful.