Product Type: Olympus digital cameras
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Olympus: Not recommended
Member Name: chadders15
Advantages: Good pictures, easy to hold in one hand
Disadvantages: Poor battery life, flimsy build
I bought this camera in 2006 and in short it didn't take me long before I had bought a new camera!
It has 7.1 megapixels which is good and had a pretty good zoom; it could take good photos which is quite helpful for a camera!
One of the reasons why I went for this camera over others is because it takes XD memory cards. My previous camera was a Fuji and took the same cards so I didn't have to buy more with the new camera. However, XD cards are rarer than some others and so there was less choice and they could be quite expensive. Although this is a minor inconveniance.
When holding the camera it doesn't feel very good quality, the general build does feel slightly flimsy and not very strong. The camera takes AA batteries and runs out of them very quickly. Usually only lasting a day on holiday and then I would have to replace them.
One thing I do like about this camera is the right hand side which is wider so you can hold it steady with one hand while taking pictures.
I wouldn't recommend this camera due to the poor battery life, flimsy feel and the fact that there are much better ones on the market (especially now!) at a cheaper price.
I have now gone for a Panasonic Lumix which is excellent!
Summary: Wouldn't recommend it, buy a Panasonic!
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