Summary: Great zoom! Great pictures! Great price from Bling! Then I took it on my trip to Italy. (I should have used a little tripod when I zoomed in on the artwork in Cathedrals.) Whenever I put the flash up to take pictures of friends in low light setting, it wouldn't take a picture. Now it's too late to return. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN BLING FOR SELLING ME A NON-REFURBISHED CAMERA.
Summary: I bought the camera (new) I don't usually use it. It's never fell but for a new camera it starts to turned off it self while i take pictures or after I have taken the picture but the pic was not saved, I should remove the battery or memory card (I didn't know which ones of those was causin the problem so I removed both).
CrazyBird "I am a retired Histology Technicia..., Amazon
5 December 2012
Summary: I sought out an Olympus camera because of past experience with their Stylus 710 series camera. I am afraid this model Olympus has been a real disappointment though.This has all of the options necessary to make fine photographs yet it does not take sharp pictures and often they are simpley out of focus. The stabilization option does not work well and I find the auto focus is slow. If there is any movement by or the subject or myself the picture is ruined.
Summary: Id be happy for some feedback if this might have been a defective camera. I emailed Olympus and got no response. The colors were not as vivid as in real life. A gorgeous Magenta flower, for instance, turned out pink. A lovely pink but no matter what the setting, it was not purple. Also on the iAuto mode, every picture taken showed the cloudy sky icon, no matter whether the sky was cloudy or cloudless.
Summary: If you can get a picture in focus it takes amazing pictures, but that is a big IF. Going through the pictures that I took there is an abundance of them that were blurrier than I had originally thought. If I had to give a percentage I would say close to 80% were blurry. I had bought the camera to take pictures of my new puppy but as all puppies do she moves around a lot and the pictures just come out blurry.
Forget the specification. Thjis is a snapshot camera!
GDM Clarke, Amazon
19 June 2012
Summary: I did have some misgivings when I saw the wide range of reviews for this camera. My experience with cameras ranges for a prosumer D-SLR to ageing IXUS 40 and 70 as well as older Olympus digital compacts, so I know my way around most systems. I bought this one to provide better functionality and zoom that our little IXUS', whilst being a lot more convenient that my brilliant EOS 30D which weighs a tonne, but is built like a brick outhouse.
Summary: I wonder if there are two versions of this camera because my experience does not sit with the other reviews at all. I find this camera awful. It is slow to function, does not respond well when I turn it on or off (have to push the button 2 or 3 times) and it DOES NOT FOCUS! When I half-press the shutter button it focusses on some random object in the corner of the viewfinder and not on the object in the centre of the screen (which is obviously what I'm aiming at).
Cons: самый главный недостаток КУПЛЕН В РОССИИ .качаство не какое ,снимки замылены,аккумулятор не держит,максимум 200сним.пришлосяь брать 2 акб+дополнит.зарядник.настройки не помогают.вспышка слепит.не знаю чё с ним делать...
Summary: Aufnahme bei Sonnenschein: Das von mir gedrehte Testvideo (inkl. Zoom etc) ist in einer (wie ich finde) sehr guten Qualität. Auch bei maximalem Zoom freihand sehr gut und fast ohne Verwacklungen. Ausserdem kann man Fotos in voller Auflösung beim Videodreh machen. Fotos auch bei maximalen Zoom nicht verwackelt (freihand).
Summary: Habe mir die Kamera in hoher Erwartung zugelegt, kann vom Kauf nur abraten. Der Autofocus verdient nicht den Namen, scharfe Bilder sind eine Glückssache und macht eigenartige Geräusche. Bilder unscharf, Farbränder im Bild zu sehen, teilweise überbelichtet, Verarbeitung wirkt billig. Alles in allem ist das keine gelungene Kamera von Olympus. Warum verbaut man einen 24x Zoom wenn der Autofocus nicht funktioniert.