Summary: Enjoyed using this camera for the past year. Extremely disappointed when I went to use it today and the lens comes in & out and then the camera shuts off. (And I hadn't dropped it or anything) Have gone through lists of troubleshooting with no success. Seems like product should be useable for more than 1 year & 2 weeks.
Summary: After three weeks the lens got stuck in the open position. It is on its way back to me from Olympus. At first they blamed me for possibly turning it on while in my pocket (which I did not). I said "so what if it turned on in my pocket that could easily happen by accident." Well it turns out that any obstruction to the lens as it is being turned on (even you finger just touching and an being removed as soon as you feel it)can cause it to be "knocked off the track".
Excerpt: This camera has loads of features for the price. I liked the 7x optical zoom. The menus are easy to use and get to. I just could not get it to shoot a clean not grainy; blurry picture to save my life. This is a 12 MP camera that should shoot pictures as sharp as can be. I have a $20 key chain camera that shoots better pictures. In my opinion you can find a better camera for the price. I was really disappointed by this camera's pictures.