Summary: The software needed to operate the Olympus W-10 is outdated and will not run on Windows 7 or Windows 8. (I have both on 2 separate PCs) Olympus has no update to correct this. In will not run in Compatibility mode. In other words the camera is of no value because the pictures cannot be uploaded to my PC.
Summary: This is really a handy device that I use regularly. It is small and light weight and fits in my pocket. I got it at a great price, knowing that the camera wouldn't work without the software. I didn't need the camera anyway. I would definately recommend this recorder. Most recently, I used it to record my doctor's instructions before surgery.
Summary: the usb cord wasn't recognized by any computer, so nothing was able to be uploaded off this contraption. i didn't find this out until over a year into using this; i move slowly sometimes. customer service recommended i get a new cord. duh! they would not replace it, however.
Small , Lightweight, Convenient , Well Thought Out
22 April 2010
Summary: Small and Light weight for job site use . We use it in an accident kit , to record statements and take pictures , while it's fresh in peoples memory . Both of which can be down loaded on a computer , then saved on a disc . This isn't designed for studio recordings and archival photos , just a useful item to have around the home or in the cars glove box .
Summary: I've owned many digital voice recorders, and settled on this model a few years ago. It provides the digital voice, and also a camera. The controls are easy to remember. When I have an idea floating in my head and can't sleep, I don't even turn on the light. The controls are easy to recall and it's easy to tell whether I'm holding the recorder upside down, forwards or backwards.
Summary: To order this from the seller was a mistake. The product was not as advertised (quite inferior). My e-mail to the seller after receiving the product was never acknowledged nor has a refund been forthcoming (I returned the product). This is always a danger but is my first bad experience. This is an entirely negative review.
Summary: I use the recorder every day for self reminders. It's perfect! Prior to recorder I used post-it notes all around my house and office and now I feel very organized. I was very suprised to find out that it has the capability to take pictures. It comes with a USB cable and you can download to your computer. It's very slim and sleek with a nice blue metallic color-fits in cell phone pocket in purse. Don't hesitate to buy this product.