Summary: This camera was bought as a gift for me last october, it was easy to use and i have taken some great pics on it, however..... to begin with my camera wouldnt focus properly but it was only on very rare occasions do i dissmissed it as maybe i had accidently pressed the zoom button without realising it, now a year on, it happens all the ime even in auto focus, i can maybe take about five pictures before it goes blurry, and nothing i do seems to sort it out....
Summary: My first digital camera was an Olympus purchased in 2000. When I decided it was time to get a new camera, another Olympus seemed like a good option. I was wrong. Horribly wrong. This camera has not worked properly since purchased. It has always taken grainy / blurry pictures. No settings can fix the issue. Then it wouldn't turn on. Upon taking out the battery, I discovered the camera had melted the battery.
Summary: I bought this because I wanted the Zoom feature. I didn't like the other zoom cameras because they were so bulky and you have the lens cap to deal with. You really need to use the extreme zooms with a tripod though - the slightest movement makes it blurry. I find that the photos are poor because the colors are weird or dull and that the quality really pixely and grainy. If I zoom up on a subject with Photshop - it's not clear.
Summary: I am very happy with my new Olympus SZ-10 camera. It is very portable and easy to slip into a shirt pocket. I use a lanyard to hang it around my neck when I do carry in a shirt pocket. I like the small size and the big zoom!