June 14, 2012
This cameras ability to capture lifelike images is amazing. Their is one downside to this camera. The battery tends to drain rather quickly. I don't know if it's that i might have a defective battery, but going back to my retailer to see if i can get another battery to resolve this issue. Other than that minor detail the quality is excellent,and the pictures you can capture with this camera are awesome!!!
June 12, 2012
I am a simple person that just wants to point and shoot. This camera allows me to do that. It has taken awhile for me to get used to holding the button halfway down then push all the way down but overall I am greatly please with the camera.
June 12, 2012
I went in to get this camera and the photo depart was arguing about how the last one was supposedly be kept and used by them. I realized I must have picked a good camera
June 12, 2012
Have only had camera a month.
camera is great,i have other cameras much more expensive,but this camera is great when i dont want to carry a lare camera.
My SZ-12 is great.
A little advice to people who are getting blurry pics
(Squeeze the shutter button dont snap it) Also wait for green rectangle,(this will tell you the camera is focusad.
June 10, 2012
ll my pictures were so blurry. I put in the cd that came with it and guess what NO instructions at all. I tried everytrhing to get a few pics but nothing worked. Would NEVER buy or recommend this camera to ANYONE !!! NOTHING amazing about this. Took it back and got my money back.
June 10, 2012
This is a good camera for general picture taking - without needing any fancy features. Seems to have an 'orange' hue in the picture whenever taking indoor shots. These can be cleaned up with color balancing software. Menu's are a little less than intuitive and could use some simplifying. Documentation on CD is great - if one happens to have a computer at hand to read. Otherwise - the provided hard copy documentation could use a little boost. Satisfied - just not impressed.
June 09, 2012
We bought this camera after seeing one at a friend's house - the friend hadn't even taken it out of the box yet! But the 24X optical zoom got us thinking that this would be ideal for an upcoming trip to Europe. When we saw how lightweight it was, on top of that zoom, we decided to look at it.
The fast shutter response is what sold us. Virtually no "lag" (0.2 seconds in the online reviews) and a fascinating panorama feature, convinced us that this was a camera we had to have! So far, the photo quality is excellent, and what looks good on the little lcd screen looks great on the computer!
We'll know more after we take hundreds of shots on our upcoming sojourn, and perhaps we'll have more to say. But after a few days, this one is a winner! (Our first Olympus since the very first digital camera in 1999! Maybe a new love affair is blooming!)
June 08, 2012
I got this camera after extensive research for which Olympus camera I wanted. I did have a Camedia D-540 for several years and love the Olympus product. Since this is a relatively new model, I wasn't sure about it but the reviews I saw were very positive. I got the camera just 3 days before a trip and I was really pleased with the pictures I got. Even more impressive was the battery life. It had only used one bar in two days of shooting. It is light weight and fits comfortably in my hand (I have small hands) and the controls are super easy. I do wish it came with a written manual but I downloaded it to my computer and it is also on the camera itself. I would highly recommend this model. It makes a great bridge between simple point and shoot and more complex models.
June 07, 2012
can't believe how well this camera works. Love the ease of operation and compact size for what this camera accomplishes. Everything that I need to accomplish with this camera,, I can. I have purchased a camera every year for the past 4 years looking for the features that I have found in this camera. thanks for making such a great product.
June 05, 2012
The pics it takes are awesome as I took it to Hawaii this spring. HOWEVER the Panoramic portion failed to perform as promised. they did not line up right then it just wouldnt work all together. Other than that, the camera works great!