It was great when it worked, although I found the whole red-eye semi-press the button thing awkward. Now it has developed a fault where the green and orange lights in the view finder just flash and it beeps and I cannot do anything with it. Looked at other forums and it is a common fault and Olympus want over £100 to fix it. Now I will have to buy another camera - which I cannot afford, so have no camera for the foreseeable future. Very disappointing
My husband has this camera. We use it pretty often. The main problem we face is the draining speed of batteries. Otherwise, everything else is really good. I mean the picture quality is really good which is quite unexpectable with 3.2 Mega pixel resolution.
It is light weight and very easy to use. You can understand its features in an hour or so even if u havent used any digital camera ever.
We cannot record videos in our model but this feature is not very useful for us also.
We have taken the camera many times to the vacations and clicked a lot of pictures in day as well as night(with flash on, obviously:))
We are finding it amazing for our small family:)
Whats your say on this???
Have had this model as my first digital camera, mainly for the ease of AA batteries, i make sure i have a spare set of rechargeable ones as this camera can drain the batteries pretty fast, but then most of them do. The front cover slides therefore protects the lens, a good thing and keeps it dust free. First ime can be little diffucult to suss out, but once you figure out the buttons you are well away. Has a zoom feature too, nice little compact camera. Picture quality is superb and the colour pretty spot on too. Instuctions are daunting there's that many of them. I have lost my driver disc but can still transfer pictures to my computer.
For first choice i made a good choice.
This camera is above five star rating even a small child can use and get good results with photos, Plus it can be used with computer on the webcam via the video out.
Best camera to get if your thinking about getting one.
You can also get a lot of things to fit onto the C-350 which makes it a wise camera to buy if your looking to get a good camera thats easy for the whole family to use.
I was recently after a new digital camera. As it was my second, I knew you needed a 3Million pixels (at least) effectiveness, and an optical zoom.
The camera itself is really stylish, silver and thin, and it's made of tough plastic(don't drop it though!). However, the battery, memory card and USB connection points are dotted all around the camera, so you might have to get used to that.
When I spotted this camera, Camedia C-350 Zoom, I was extremely satisfied. It had a three times optical zoom and a three times digital zoom. It also had 3.2 million pixels. All for less than £130.
Another point though, is the LCD screen, 1.8inch. I know I've only read the specs out yet, but they are great. Naturally, a large screen is great for viewing photos/short movies, but it doesn't half bite away at the battery lifespan.
Battery lifespans aren't good in any new digital camera, as they run off AA, and can probably only live for 25mins, in this camera. N.B. haven't actually timed it!!!
It's extremely easy to use, still you'll need a quick read of the manual, but you'll need to on any camera. I like the way the cam era switches off, simply slide the cover and it pulls the lens in, and switches off.
All cameras over £80 have a flash, this one has the usual, red-eye reduction, flash off, flash on and automatic.
Like any camera, the software isn't great, I'd recommend you buy/download some, for higher quality features.
Again, just drag the files using Win Explorer.
The bad news? It uses XD memory, no I'm not addicted to it(see my other reviews for that), it just seems that good value cams use this. The space or nothing's different, it's just compatibility. Hardly no memory card readers read XD Picture Cards, and extra memory may be a little pricier.
The camera has no internal memory, but comes witha 16MB Xd-Picture Card, I'd recommend you buy a better one though.
And it come with a wrist strap.
Overall, this camera seems great.
My sincere apologies for anyone expecting the camera review here, the original can be found on a competitors site!
It seems rather ironic to me that dooyoo points can be withdrawn because they expire yet Dooyoo choose to keep the review on the books. Well I'm not happy with that I e-mailed Dooyoo crew and didn't get any response. So I have changed this CROWN review to a little rave! I will not be submitting any further reviews to dooyoo. Have a look around at other sites that don't withdraw or allow your earnings to expire! Happy reading
As someone that was never interested in digital cameras, I am somewhat amazed at the quality of kit that is now being produced in this field. I have always maintained that digital camera photos printed off always looked 'home-made' and that I would never buy one. Well, I eat my words because I did and this is the one we picked! When they first came out I believe the resolution was less than 1 million pixels (number of dots on the screen to those of you who were just like me before I got into this!). Although this was fantastic enough, you could definately still tell when viewing pictures both on screen and printed on paper that it wasn't fantastic and that little bits of the picture were blurred if you looked closer. This particular Olympus has 3.2 million pixels and on screen the picture is as clear as day. My printer will print photos so I got one going just to see - I was so impressed. Yes I can tell that it's not like a traditional film exposure but that is only because my printer is not heavily inclined towards producing photos. Now if I had one of these super duper photo printers then I would definately be hard pushed to argue any case against it, and would gladly spend the money in getting them whisked off the machine and into the family photo albums. It is a snazzy little camera to look at, traditional in its' design & about 1/3rd smaller than my 35mm. Comparing the two then the Olympus is heavier but not to the extent where you are being dragged along the floor of course! It has a zoom lens (just like my 35mm) of 3x (3 times) and then on top of that a 3.3x digital zoom (where the clever little thing takes you further than you have ever gone before - Star Trek style!!). In total then combined you have a 10x zoom capacity without even needing all the clip on lenses that you get from posher 35mm's. Now, the technical stuff. For your money you get to play with all the lovely little buttons on the back, there ar
e only 6 in total so it shouldn't be rocket science. You can; take pictures (obviously!) & view them immediately record a short movie but not with sound change between 4 quality choices between super high and normal select a shooting mode (portrait/landscape/night scene/self-portrait) change the light metering from auto to your personal requirement single shot piccies or sequential piccies for those action shots take panoramic photos change a colour shot into black and white or sepia(olde worlde brown photos) view your piccies on screen and erase or rotate display date and time when shooting, info passed to PC when downloading disable the flash and red-eye reduction options self timer for 10 seconds go to macro mode (take close up pictures 20-50cm away) play back your shots on a TV (cable supplied) download onto your PC with software supplied There are probably a few things that I have missed but if you are interested then perhaps pop to your local retailer and take a look at the book that comes with it for full info. The software package that comes with it is really easy to use, literally plug the camera into the PC, switch it on and the pictures automatically start to download. You recieve a 16MB card with the package which can take between 6 shots at super high quality and 165 shots at the lesser end. If you like your pictures to look good then it may be worthwhile investing in a bigger card. I bought 128MB card and takes more super high quality photos than I would ever need to take even if I didn't delete them regularly (once I'd downloaded them of course!) The nicest thing or rather the thing that swung it for me in choosing this camera is that it takes AA batteries so as long as you remember to take some spares you should never get caught out by not having to charge up the battery before you go. Having said that, it is very juicy on these and if you only have the on
e opportunity to take photos then the way to make the batteries last longer is to use the traditional viewfinder (ie squint into the camera) rather than use the screen on the back to compose your shot. The super high quality photos also take a couple of seconds each time to load themselves onto the card as there is so much info to take in. And finally to my title. Hubby picked up the camera the other day and asked me why I took a picture of the garden gnome(yeah, I know I'm sad but it was a present - honest!). As I was just about to jump down his throat for accusing me it suddenly struck me there was another pair of ears listening intently in the corner. You've guessed it, my darling daughter who has just had her 7th birthday. After having a moan about not touching expensive toys belonging to Mummy & Daddy, I had a proper look at my gnome picture and although it wasn't to my standard (cough!) it was very good for a little girl to take. So proof indeed and thumbs up to Olympus!