Olympus Stylus 410

Announced Feb 12, 2004 •
4 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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I've had this camera for about 3 years now and it is very well built. No problems and it's life has included kid's handling it, beach time, high moisture/rain. OK picture quality for this type of camera. It's very small and fits well in a pocket, but don't think you can enlarge them more than say 4x5. Problems: Slow response. If you press the shutter, it doesn't take a picture for a few seconds (or at least until subject has left the scene and you get a picture of a blurry mess) Lens is ...

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Problems: There is no memory to store settings such as date when the battery is removed. This means that you must redo all the settings every time after you change the battery, and that is pretty often. I find this to be a large problem, and the manufacturer says this is not a fault in the camera. Another problem is very slow operation of the "creative mode" selector. I think that is a software bug. However it's not possible to update the firmware of the camera yourself as it is with previous ...

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Just to correct something in another review: "Most annoying is the fact that you are not able to play back the pictures you've taken without turning off the camera first (and thus retracting the lens)." You can review pictures you've taken with a push of one button - the "Quick View" button - without switching the camera off at all. Problems: None so far.

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I've used this camera now for a year and am still very happy with it. It's small enough to make it convenient to carry around all the time and not too small for proper operation. During daylight the performance of the camera is excellent, although the shutter delay takes some getting used to. It's easy to miss the moment when the camera still needs to focus on the subject. I am really disappointed in the performance under low light conditions. The flash is too bright, basically blinding ...

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