Product Type: Olympus digital cameras
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usefull size camera with decent features
Member Name: xvrclaw
Advantages: good picture quality, durable
Disadvantages: shutter delay, noise when using zoom
I bought this Olympus x-42 from Argos several years ago. Since then it has been used on holidays and at home and has even been on safari. In that time I have found it to be a practical and easy to operate camera which produces pictures of a reasonable quality.
The basic spec -
12 mega pixels
5 x zoom
digital image stabilization
Its an exremely easy camera to get to grips with. The menu layout is clear and easy to navigate, and the few buttons on the rear of the camera are straight forward to use. The camera is capable of some strikingly good quality pictures when the light conditions are good and you have the right mode selected, potrait for a head shot landscape for lanscape etc. Its small enough to fit in your front pocket or in the glovebox of your car and seems to stand up well to a bit of punishment, (I`ve dropped it several times and it keeps on working). The camera comes with a software disc which allows pictures to be tranfered easily from the camera to your laptop using the supplied cable. I like the fact it works using aa batteries as they are easy to source if you are away on holiday.
In common with many budget digital cameras there is a big delay between pressing the shutter button and the camera actually taking a picture, not very good for trying to take anything other than a static subject. Whilst filming in video mode using the zoom in or out function makes a lot of noise and spoils the palyback of any videos you have made.
A decent mix of usability and good quality pictures but with some annoying niggles.
Summary: decent camera let down by annoying glitches
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