Summary: It worked fine for two months, then one day I went to turn it on and it would not power on with a fully charged battery. I thought maybe the battery was defective so I purchased another battery with a wall charger. Still would not power on. I called Olympus and they said it was covered under warranty. I sent everything in, including my receipt which proved when it was purchased.
Summary: Length:: 0:05 Mins I only had the camera for 3 months and my 9 year old dropped it from 3' to the floor. The silver piece around the lens is PLASTIC and cracked, then fell off. It's not chrome or metal. Now that I really am looking at the whole camera after that happen... it has a lot of plastic parts on it. Right on the camera states Tough, Shockproof to 7ft, and Waterproof. Are they kidding me!!!! This camera is no way Tough and Shockproof.
Summary: I took a chance after reading the reviews and seeing multiple comments about a clicking sound while recording video. I tried it out right away and sure enough I had clicking in the playback. If you don't use video you may like the camera.
Summary: The photos are not good because the lens are too small. You need much light for a good photo. No good definition in the photo. Much noise. The camera is very very heavy for a compact camera. If you use under the water. Some of water is introduced inside the camera. Only with 1 ft of water. And after that, the lens fogs, and you cant keep taking photos. Bad bad. The panoramic function are a s*** in this camera. The LCD screen are too dark.
Summary: I must say I have owned on of these before. It worked well till it took on water. I decided it could be user error and purchased a newer version. I have used ( not even myself ) to charge and verify it worked. It has not since, and it has been registered. Amazon determined it was not returnable, but it was purchased as a Christmas gift. Purchased on Sept. 27, and dead before Christmas eve. The manufacturer stated they would sent a new battery which they haven't.
Summary: Thought I'd purchase one of these for myself after using a black one at work for a year or so. That one works great, but this red one I bought is just terrible, a lemon. Preparing to return it now.
Pros: The black one I have at work works wonderfully.
Cons: Upon opening and preparing for test photos, initial use gave the following: