June 14, 2016 by loki
good design and features for a reasonable price.
While the camera has lots of bells and whistles, cool features and appears well made...hence the 3 stars to be fair. Despite hours and hours of messing with settings and taking photos, the only photos that were in the acceptable range even for its class were outdoor sunlight. Anything else was noisy. The movie capability was the most disappointing. Camera struggled to maintain focus but most annoying of all was the internal warbles, clicks and hum that was captured on the sound track. I had heard about this on prior generation of the series but assumed rare or you'd have really listen to hear. But no, it was a very prominent electronic sound that competed with the sound intended in the movie. I tried various approaches to minimize but I couldnt. Also while I have a relatively current Android smartphone, the Olympus app would sometimes freeze the phone such that it was inoperable for a minute or more were you couldnt do anything at all. I dont recall any app doing that and I have many of them. In the end after only a couple days I sent the camera back, loss of 2 stars.
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May 4, 2016 by Randy
Solid camera for scenic shots, unstable video ;(
I had high expectations for this camera. I didn't want a GoPro and thought I could get an excellent camera for stills & video. Happy with the stills. Like the 21mm ultra wide lense. Sadly the stabilization for videos is quite poor. I'm a backpacker and like to shoot video while hiking on trail. The shake from this camera can be horrible and I've tried many different techniques to limit shake. I've had to resort to only using this camera for video from a tripod. I use my iPhone 6 for most videoing. Olympus, you could have a real winner here if you improve the shake and put the tripod terminal in the center vs off to a side.
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