Summary: I got this Camera for Christmas of 2009. I am 16 now, and I only use this camera if it is a must! The picture quality is horrible! If your getting it for use under water, then the quality is not to bad. It works under water, but the latch that keeps water from getting to the battery broke in the first 2 months. I can't use it in the water anymore. The camera's zoom is very bad, and makes almost all of the pictures I have taken blurry.
Summary: The picture quality is not good at all. My 13 year old doesn't even use it because of this. I purchased the previous Olympus 8mp model (orange) for another daughter, and it takes much better pictures. I prefer the pictures from my older model Pentax underwater camera.
Summary: Wanted this camera primarily for its waterproof feature to take some pics of the kids at the pool/beach. Unfortunately, never had a chance to try it in the water. The image quality out of the water was way below average (I have an old 5.1 mp camera that takes nicer pics). Also, the lag time was also undesirable. Would rather stick with the waterproof disposables until a better option is available.
Summary: My daughter received this for Christmas from Santa. Great size for her, cool color and very easy to use. She loved it right away and began taking videos of her siblings playing with their toys right away. Never got to try it out underwater since the lense cover jammed shut by the 3rd day of use. The picture quality was ok for the needs of a 9 year old, however, images seemed kind of grainy.
Summary: i recently just bought this camera, i was so excited to use it, and to try it under water. The underwater pictures came out great, but the outdoor pictures came out horrible! The image was dark, and not very clear. I reccomend getting the stylus 850 sw, its alot better, but more expensive, but its definitly worth it.
Summary: Camera was great at first, but after only a month's worth of use, water got into the internal parts and destroyed it. Should have gotten a shock proof camera suitable to a depth deeper than 10 feet. I used this camera as directed, always rinsing it afterward and never taking it deeper than 10 feet. One day, while taking photos hiking, the screen became foggy and the camera stopped working.
Summary: The first Olympus digital camera I owned was the Camedia C-2 Zoom, launched in 2002. This was an extremely popular camera, not least because of its superb cost performance. Sales far exceeded expectations, causing Olympus' purchasing departments some trouble in keeping pace with demand for materials and parts. In my experience, the camera's popularity was well deserved.