Summary: I purchased this camera in June of 2014. In January of 2015 it failed and I began a return. When I received the first camera I was shocked to find a DOWNGRADE, a VR 340 with a 10x zoom. I immediately called customer service who could not or would not tell me any reason why I received a downgrade.
Summary: I expected much better quality in this camera. I read reviews diligently before choosing a new camera after my old Sony Cybershot broke. Should've stuck with Sony. The photo quality is very poor and the camera is very slow to respond when you hit the shutter. Very disappointed.
Summary: I bought this for my brother for Christmas. It even arrived in time! I haven't used it, but he says he "love love LOVE(S) it". It has more settings than he knows what to do with, and it made the most unphotogenic person in the world (me) look good.
making the camera useless. I would advise you to purchase any cheap ...
ohio 45459, Amazon
8 December 2014
Summary: On 12/1/2014 the viewing screen stopped working, making the camera useless. I would advise you to purchase any cheap camera rather then spend money on a good camera that fails to function. At least with the cheap camera you are prepared to toos it and buy a new one.
Good little camera. You have to read the manual to learn to set it right.
Amazon Customer "EAJ", Amazon
1 December 2014
Summary: Nice little point and shoot camera. It came with an online manual to download. Pros: Takes great pictures if you use the right setting. Took it to the Grand Canyon shortly after getting it. Amazed at the depth of field for the canyon - the layers, the colors, just fabulous.
Summary: Its an older model so I picked it up for $78. That alone should stop any negative opinion but price aside--it has a great optical zoom for a small, inexpensive camera. Its much easier to set up than my previous cams including two other Olympus models. Very friendly menu.
Summary: The scrolling button at the back broke within 6 months of purchase and moderate use. I can now scroll through menu selections and photos in one direction only; and I can't erase anything. It makes changing any settings, like turning off the flash, for example, ridiculously tortuous.
Summary: I missed the fact that it could only use built in rechargeable battery. So if battery runs out while out for a days worth of photos you cant quickly replace the batteries and keep going. Also keeps having some kind of comm problem with memory card.
Summary: I had the same problem dogsmom had on her post of September 8, 2014. Took it out of the box, installed the battery and card, hooked up the charger, plugged into a wall outlet and the red light came on indicating it was charging.