Pros Beautiful image quality, fast lens
Cons LCD is poorly designed
Summary The review was stingy and snippy. This camera has gotten excellent reviews from almost every other source. I've owned it for over a year now, and have shot thousands of photos with it, under all kinds of situations. I can honestly say if you are thinking about getting a 8 MP digicam (that is not dSLR), do not even think about another camera but the Olympus. I tried the Sony and the Canon, and this Olympus has both of them beat in image quality and usability. Startup is less than 1 sec. It takes gorgeous low-noise photos in low light situations. Most digicams can take decent photos in full sunlight, but many cannot handle indoor low light shots. I just used it to take pictures of my daughter's baptism. I did not use flash at all. All the pictures were taken at 400 ISO in a darkend church, but they turned out great. Clean, crisp, sharp, speckle-free. I was a long-time Canon (owned 2 of their SLRs and the G5 digicam) user before I made the switch to the Olympus. Never looked back, and never have been happier with my digital photos. This Olympus has weaned me permanently from my film cameras. My prints don't "rival" film, the EXCEED 35mm prints. You MUST get this camera if you want an 8 MP digicam.
Pros Let me qualify the title comment by saying that in many ways this a great camera for the right type of user. That type of user isn't me and I see it as a step backward from my previous C-5060 in a number of key areas. In short: 1. Superb build quality a
Cons 1. There are a couple of ergonomic glitches. It's too easy to actually activate the power button accidentally, the shutter release button is too far forward for a comfortable camera grip (and not where every other Olympus one has been) and the fixed LCD i
Pros High quality product. Excellent pictures. Strong and very well finished camera casing. Easy to use. (Note: some reviewers complain about the complexity of the menus. This is true: menus are rather complex. But with the MyMode option you can keep your most
Cons 400 ISO is not sufficient to make most indoor pictures, so you must use the flash (which is not very powerful + creates shadows). I was also surprised by the shutter delay: according to reviews it should not be noticable, but it is still longer than I exp
Pros 8 mega pixels , wide len's , great feel , nice pop-up flash with good range .
Cons Screen does not swivel and you can't look threw the viewer at the same time when , watching the back screen.
Summary Love this camera all and all .Yes, there is better camera's on the market but, for the price and features , this will be hard to beat for now .
Pros Superior image quality, excellent build quality, outstanding value
Cons Complex (but feature rich) menus
Summary 5 days and over 600 shots later, I can attest that this is one incredible piece of hardware! I did a lot of homework prior to buying this camera and, for the type of photography that I enjoy - landscapes and portraits, I couldn't have asked for anyting better. Simply outstanding value for money.
That said, if sports and long telephoto nature shots are your thing, this isn't your camera. The lens starts wider (28mm) but stops shorter (140mm) than any other 8 megapixel all-in-one on the market. Go with the Nikon 8800 (or a DSLR for greater lens options) if you need long telephoto shots.