Summary: Overall this little cam has class even in 2012... too bad they cant warrant the manufacturing do to the digital market. Still like to hold film print in my hand.
Pros: This little gem has very good metering. It can be every bit as fast for (small windows of opportunity )as any Rangefinder out there. Extremely compact to carry everywhere. I can get great food shots with flash off on a small tripod in low light conditions. Outdoors it performs admirably with slide film because of the most acurate meter for a P&S ever.
Cons: None that I can really complain about...just take your time when you need to, which for me is how you go about photography anyways.
Summary: travelled around ireland for 3 months, always in my pocket, my slr film camera being too big to always carry. shot 5 rolls of slide film ,some 50 and some 22 iso and some c41 negs. all were perfectly exposed using the spot meter and as sharp as my nikkor lenses.
Pros: small, sharp lens easy to use, flash no drama. the best tiny film camera i've used and cheap as.
Cons: When you turn off the camera it loses its spot metering and you need to reset it.
Summary: This was, is, a great camera. I just self published a book on blurb.com shot entirely with this camera. Believe me, you should take a look. Go to blurb.com and search for "Streets of Joy". It is a documentary of Brazil Carnival in historic neighborhoods. Great cameras help to take great photos.
Pros: Simple, let's me have confidence.
Cons: I once shot with it in rain for an hour and a half before it quit. I was ready also.
Summary: I found this at Salvation Army for 49 cents. It looked a little rough but I got it home, popped a CR123 in it and man... it fired right up. Amazingly, it still had the correct date and time on the back LCD display. All the buttons worked and it seemed all the operations were fine. It was tough loading film initially. It took several attempts but once I got the notch on the take-up reel caught on the film leader sprocket hole, shazam, it wound itself right up.
Pros: Size, Fully Automatic, Spot meter for more difficult exposure situations, Time-Date stamp, Adjustable flash settings, Self-timer. Good ergonomics make this a wonderful little film camera.
Cons: Fully Automatic (this is definitely not on par with an SLR), have to check your LCD for your date-imprint settings every time you power it up. Finding manual difficult but found similar manuals (see summary above.)
Summary: I have owned Contax T2's, Hexars, a Minolta TC-1, a Nikon 35ti and a Nikon 28ti. And this little pocket rocket's photos rate as good as, or in some cases better than, those of the country club elite listed above. And it does it at a fraction of the cost of the others. I have two - one for each glove compartment of my cars. They are always loaded and ready. I just point and shoot but the shots I get are crystal clear and sharp as a tack.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Compact, Folds Away, Meters Well
Summary: This is a great little camera! I have owned/used this camera for just over a year and it has never let me down. The picture quality has always been superb and its compact size means that I can take it anywhere. Another excellent feature of the epic is its toughness. I am a rock climber and mountaineer so this camera has been subjected to extremes in environment and more than its fair share of bumps and drops (short drops) and has consistently kept on ticking.
Summary: We use this a lot for taking pictures of the kids and travel. While the lack of a zoom may seem to be a drawback, it is more than compensated for by the extra-sharp lens. Highly recommended and worth the few extra dollars vs. the regular Stylus, which is also excellent.