Olympus D-580 Zoom (C-460 Zoom) review
This is the camera that finally made me leave 35mm behind for good. Have owned mine for over 18 months and have shot thousands of photos. Beautiful prints up to 8 X 10 even with some cropping. My first Olympus. Remarkably resilient camera for this category as well. I'm so happy with it that I just last week traded in all my SLR 35mm equipment to buy the Olympus Evolt 300. Looking forward to seeing the results from that but I'll still keep my little D-580 right in my shirt pocket everywhere I go!
Uses a lot of battery power to extend/retract lens each time but this is true of most cameras of this type.
You can't escape it if you want a point and shoot zoom in this price range.
Flash seems to use an inordinate amount of battery power as well compared to normal daylight/ambient light shooting.