Summary: Very good camera for the money, with an excellent zoom feature. Takes great pictures overall, and doesn't take up much space. Good features for photo control and reliable as all get up. About the biggest problem I have is that it's tough not to get my fingers in the way of the screen went using it, because I have large hands and the camera screen takes up a lot of the back of this small camera.
Summary: Bought this camera and took it on a two-week trip to China for its first big outing. Like it very much and was quite pleased with the photos....with a couple exceptions. One is that I would be much happier if it had a viewfinder as this (and other) LCD screens are impossible to see in bright sunlight.
Summary: I ordered this camera mainly for its zoom, while in Afghanistan. I've taken many great pics with it. The only thing I dislike is the menu wheel on the back is awkward to use. It'll collect dust now that I'm home and have a cell phone with an 8mp camera, but it holds a charge well and it's ready just in case.
Summary: This Olympus is ultra compact with excellent zoom of 18x which you would normally find in bridge cameras but is compact like the point and shoot. Loaded with features and video was crisp and sound was better than expected with no additional mic attached. I was well pleased to have purchased an everyday point and shoot yet performs like a bridge camera with tons of shooting options. This is a great camera to go anywhere with. Will recommend highly.