June 10, 2012
The spec sheet on this camera looks fantastic. Loads of features, options, and a huge zoom, in a pocket camera. Unfortunately as with so many other "all in one" type devices, it does many things, but not any one thing particularly well.
Build quality is fine given the price, and it's a fast camera to operate, as well as being pocketable. The biggest issue is the tiny tiny sensor with so-so lens produces images that upon inspection look more like a watercolor painting in some instances than an actual photo. The "image stabilization" feature is gimmick as it's not a true optical motor that stabilizes things, so once you get past the halfway mark on the zoom, things get blurry unless you use a tripod (senseless for such a small camera). The "HD" video likewise has an odd appearance to it that almost appears as though it's a VGA video that's been resampled up in-camera to appear to be 720p (?).
Summary: If you know your way around programs like Photoshop Elements and know how to edit/adjust images to get the best out of them, you can get acceptable 4x6 prints and web images from this camera. But I expected better images quality from Olympus even at this price point in 2012. There are better cameras in their line for not much more.
March 24, 2012
Really fun little camera good sharp pictures nice to have in the purse. A lot of options for the reasonable price.
March 18, 2012
This is a great little camera for those unexpected moments when you need a camera, or need something light and easy to carry with you when travelling or out hiking. I like all the options for taking photos in different modes, and was able to learn how to use the camera fairly quickly.
March 11, 2012
Camera is working well so far. However, Date Time is resetting to __:__:__ after I let the camera sit for more than 24 hours and then turn the camera back on. Very strange.
Wasn't able to find others with this camera and similiar problems. Recharged all batteries and have reset the time 6 times.
Have owned the camera for 6 days.
Otherwise, camera is working very well.
March 10, 2012
This is truly the best point and shot camera I have ever owned! I love how it can do special effect by just changing settings.
February 28, 2012
bought this camera for the 12.5 zoom,the 14 megapixels,image stabilization, and the compact size. It is intuitive and very easy to use.It takes very nice pictures. Hard to believe that all of these features are packed into such an affordable camera.
February 01, 2012
this camera picture pixels is so poor 14MG picture frame size is 10*13 is so low
Olympus u1040 camera 10MG picture frame size is 28*38 is so good
picture after shoot zoom result is so poor so low i am not happy to this camera
full zooming shoot pixels is not good
low light expos is so bad
January 11, 2012
This camera was a great buy. It has great functions and performs fantastic. Olympus camera's are the way to go.
November 30, 2011
Gosh ... I totally LOVE thisthan camera! Downloading and adding pictures and videos to the computer takes a lot longer, than I'm used to, but ..... OMG ... the quality is totally worth it! The quality of this camera is even better than I thought it would be! I e-mail pictures, put them on Facebook, and do photo montages all the time, so I am totally into pictures. I knew this camera was going to be a lot better than my other one, which was an Olympus also but it only had 8mp, but it's a lot better than I ever imagined it to be!
November 24, 2011
Can not use the camera outside because of glare on the monitor. Pictures are not sharp. Not enough flash for taking pictures in a small dimly light room