Product Type: Olympus cameras
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Very easy to use reliable modern digital camera.
Member Name: danielastaples
Advantages: The big screen size and the battery life.
Disadvantages: The true quality of the 14 mega pixels.
I bought this camera about a year ago because i wanted a new camera which had a good picture quality and amount of mega pixels on it.
In the store i looked at quite a few different camera brands and styles and there were some in there that seemed ok, but primaerily i was out looking for a camera of at least 12 mega pixels. i dont kn ow why but that has always seemed to draw me into the purchase of a camera, (trying to have the best ).
Then i saw that this camera had 14 mega pixels as did some others, but another thing that made me do the deal on it was the huge screen size. The size of the screen stretches out to the very edges of the camera and only leaves about a millimeter of colour around the edges. I likeed this because screens like this look very modern and obviously lets you see more of the picture your taking.
The features on the camera are quite good (for the camera price anyway), for example it has a 5 x wide digital zoom which is very compacted compared with the camera size.
When you turn the camera on there are a few cool features to play around with too such as the top logo lets you switch to many different camera functions to take pictures in. these are:
Panorama, which help when taking pictures from a far.
program auto, where youu can change functions manually.
iauto, where the camera is set automatically from the scene.
DIS mode, reduces blur caused by movements.
scene mode, which optimizes settings based on the shooting situation.
Finally theres magic setting which is the fun feature. This has 7 features in itself called pop art, pin hole, fish eye, drawing, soft focus, punk, and sparkle.
There are also normal camera functions like options of the flash, and macro and super macro which focuses on things close to make it good sharp quality. Also, a self timer, exposure setting such as +0.0 ect, and lastly a white/ black, sunny choice button.
The video capture is quite good but not the best, and at first i loved the 14 mega pixel clearness, but now it doesnt seem as good as it was, (maybe my fault as i have now got an iphone which is only 8 mp but seem a whole lot better).
In all its a good sized light weight thin camera which is suitable for all as it comes in many colours, althought if you are a photographer i would go for something dlr instead to get the VERY BEST quality pictures needed.
hope youve enjoyed reading,
Summary: A good purchase if you want to take some quick unprofessional photos.
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