Reviews and Problems with Olympus µ 840 / Stylus 840
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Battery Life Sucks
Peter Prainito, Amazon
17 December 2012
Summary: I've owned this camera for a few years now and still am greatly bothered by the terrible battery life, even without using the flash and putting on the energy saving setting on. Pictures come out rather nice, but I can't recommend this camera based on the unpredictable short battery life.
Summary: I bought this camera in 2008 to replace another olympus camera that started producing fuzzy pictures. When this camera takes good pictures they are perfect and crisp. When it takes bad pictures, it's terribly fuzzy and I haven't found a solution and seeing as this is the second olympus to do this to me, I won't buy another olympus camera.
Summary: The battery last for about 2 hours and even less if you the menu to navigate picture options. Buy the extra battery if you don't want to run out of battery life at your best friend wedding ect. There goes another 20 bucks. I love the macro and it does take good pictures during the daytime with the right light. The delete button is also getting sticky. I bought it for $99.95 and I would say it is not worth it for more.
Summary: I am so disappointed in this camera. I have always bought Sony Cybershots, but read the reviews on both the Olympus and Sony and decided to try the Olympus. Big mistake (actually, big costly mistake!) One of the reviews I read said that whenever they shot video, there was a knocking noise that came through. I figured that it was a defective camera for that person. Wrong.
Summary: This camera is lacking 2 very important (to my opinion) features. 1. After taking a picture, you can resize/adjust it, but can NOT save it on your camera. The only way to do it is PC. 2. You can not set up a camera to have the date the picture was taken in the corner of the image.
Excerpt: Buona macchina fotografica Ha un bello schermo ampio e con funzioni identiche alla maggior parte della macchine digitali "avversarie". Personalmente mi ha dato 2 problemi seri: il primo fortunatamente si è risolto mentre per il secondo... ma state a sentire! Il primo problema si è verificato quando (per fortuna) la macchina era ancora in garanzia e consisteva nel fatto che lo schermo appena si accendeva, diventava completamente bianco, come anche le foto.
Pros: Garanzia ed assistenza
Cons: Affidabilità sia della macchina stessa che della scheda di memoria XD