Product Type: Olympus digital cameras
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Great shots, when used with plenty of light.
Member Name: Darkranger
Advantages: Live view, small for an slr, plenty of features.
Disadvantages: My camera takes forever ot focus in low light. Missing important shots.
I originally bought this camera after trading in my beloved Nikon film camera. I was tempted by the fact that it was the world's smallest digital slr, and that it was reasonably priced. So was it a good choice? In my experience probably not. Don't get me wrong this camera takes some amazing outside shots, I took it to a friends wedding and she was thrilled with the final results. There are a multitude of presets that you can choose to set up various scenes, all of which alter the aperture and focus ranges.
The big let down with this camera for me was in low light conditions, i.e. indoors it just will not focus! No matter if its in live view or traditional it will just keep firing pre flash beams out, without locking on, so you are unable to take the shot that you want indoors. There is nothing more annoying then standing there trying to get a shot only to see the person next to you happily snapping away on a £40 compact. I have tried everything possible to rectify it, but nothing seems to work. I can only think that it is a fault with this particular camera as I have not seen any mention of it elsewhere.
This was also the 1st reasonably priced digital slr to incorporate live view. This works well and it is obvious that this is going to be the norm from now on.
This camera could have been excellent, and from what reviews I have read probably is, but I can only talk about my own experiences, which were not upto the standards of the Nikon's or Cannons.
Summary: Could have been great value, but mine was a bit of a let down.
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