May 15, 2011
This is a really great camera. I love what it offers for such a low starting retail price. The 12.5x zoom works extremely well. It is amazing to have a camera that is more sensitive and powerful than what you can see with the unaided eye. I can take pictures of objects and have way more detail appear in the photo than I could ever hope to see in real life. The camera fits in a small camera case. It isn't too bulky considering the monster lens it has. Even at full zoom the image stabilization works surprisingly well. It is very speedy. Turning it on the camera is almost instantly ready to take a picture. The fun options like drawing mode, and fisheye are really fun. The only con is that the video mode only allows 2gig of data. This amounts to approximately 8 min of high-def video at 30fps or 16 min at 15fps, longer still if you reduce the quality. The dedicated video button is a plus. One simple button always starts and stops the videos. No need to find the video mode buried in the settings. The description says metal body, but it seems really light for being an all metal body. Must be a really thin metal. Low light focusing is probably average. I don't think any small camera is great when the lights are dim. Overall, you can't go wrong buying this. It packs a lot of features for a very low price in a compact body.
May 09, 2011
Good resolving a view eye woud help in diffulct light
May 02, 2011
This camera is not difficult to use at all. I did not even need to read the manual. It's compact, has a large screen and the optical zoom is 12.5 Nice! I love the Multi burst option.
May 01, 2011
I'd suggest to the "hobbyist" she get a "point and shoot" camera; Olympus has wonderful products and definitely offers cameras for the "technically challenged"!
April 21, 2011
While the camera is compact, it is difficult to use. The zoom feature is akward, making it difficult to use. The menus are hard to understand. Directions overall for the camera set-up are not easily understood. (i.e., 1st time use. Formating of memory card) Instructions for use and understanding are complicated features in manual jump around too much.