Summary: Wanted a zoom camera forever to photograph birds. This thing brings them in close, can see every feather. Absolutely love this camera. Memory card and extra battery are good items in the bundle. The case and other items very cheap and insubstantial. I threw away the case and the dinky little tripod that was forever bending the wrong way and tipping over. Case is good if you have nothing else to protect the camera but not good for much else.
Summary: This is the best camera I have ever owned. I have shot over 800 pictures & have yet to take it off of the auto mode- each shot is perfect & crystal clear. I do a lot of night shooting & these pictures are clear & clean with no adjustment. I 'd reccommed this camera for anyone wanting a good solid grab & go.
Summary: What an outstanding camera. I am a rank amateur when it comes to photography. This camera makes me look like a pro. Camera is easy to use and takes superb, razor sharp pictures under all conditions. I have owned many different cameras in the past and was never happy with them. After extensive research I decided on the SZ-16. I am 100% pleased. I also purchased the printed manual from Olympus so I have a handy reference when needed.
Summary: My only complaints about this are that it doesn't come with an external battery charger and that the flash isn't automatic. The pictures are great, the functions are useful and getting to them is very intuitive. The zoom makes this a very nice quick shot, toting camera. It's light and the SLR-like grip make it comfortable to hold and shoot. Feel less likely to slip as is with the case with the square point and shoots.
Summary: This is with out a doubt the best point and shoot camera I have ever owned. I hike daily in the mountains and take a minimum of 40 pictures every day from wild flowers to action shoots of wildlife, and the results are amazing. A large DSLR camera would be just too large and cumbersome to carry, and the SZ-16 fits in my coat pocket comfortably. Shooting on automatic gives you fantastic images whether you are shooting macro or telephoto.
Summary: Less than a week, but I Iove the package. 1) Consumer Reports recommended the camera and rated it very good for image, flash, and camera start-up. No problems so far. 2) Camera is pretty easy to figure out how to use. Use the installation CD for the manual which you can print for old timers like me. 3) Good price. This appears to be an older model, not available from many places. But its what I wanted.
Summary: I purchased this camera due to having such a hard time getting the SD card for my old Coolpix. I couldn't be happier. I used to be a novice photographer and this one fits the bill. My only complaint would be that the tripod is extremely small but that doesn't have anything to do with the camera. The picture quality is excellent and it's extremely easy to use. And lets not forget about the 27X zoom. Super easy to zoom in and the picture quality is still great.
Summary: If you like taking close up photo's this is the camera for you... I LOVE, love, love it! Pictures are crisp and more detailed than any other camera I've owed and unlike my last camera, a Canon (which used dozens of AA batteries a year) this Olympus comes with TWO rechargeable batteries. I am very happy with this camera.