This camera has been with me for a few years now, it has gone from being a "treasured" camera not to be taken out to some places to now, a camera that is taken everywhere. I think what I would say with this camera like with alot of technology - when it first gets released, it is brilliant - but I think now it is not very "advanced." Never the less this camera is quite a good little thing.
Features of the camera:
4.0 million pixels
3x optical zoom
Super Macro mode
4.6cm sunshine LCD
Movie function with sound
Eight scene programmes
1/2.5 inch CCD solid-state image pickup with 4.23 million pixels.
Removable xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB).
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LI-12B (4.8V).
Dimensions - 99.5 x 58 x 35.5mm.
Weight - 160g
What you get for your money - Strap, 16MB xD-Picture Card, USB cable, audio/video cable, rechargeable battery, charger, OLYMPUS Master 1.0.
Overall I would firstly like to comment that when i first bought this camera I thought it was brilliant. Although I am going to comment on how it is now, in the present day to use.
Ease of Use - the camera once on, is fairly easy to use, the functions are simple and easy to navigate. I think the weight of it is quite heavy, well heavier than others i have recently been looking at. I think the camera would be ok if you wanted a cheaper one that you wouldn't mind taking to most places. I now take this camera out with me on the town - but I never used to take it out with me in case I got it scratched or dropped.
Price - I think I bought this for about £60, it originally was released in October 2004 for £220! Nowadays you can pick it for under £50. I think this would be a fair price to pay for it at present.
Standard of Prints - this varies considerably. I have some lovely pictures and the colours are really good - but then others I have taken have been poor and some not even to print.
At the time when I bought the camera it was cutting edge, but I think now if you want something simple, easy to use, ok but not the best then this is the camera for you.
Overall I think you get what you pay for - this little camera I now find heavy compared to my newer one, it has its good and bad moments, and sometimes I get the most amazing photos. If you want something reliable all the time then I don't think this camera is for you. Although I cannot fault the features on this camera - there are so many, I especially like the black and white option - this is very slimming girls!