Olympus Stylus Verve

Announced Sep 3, 2004 •
4 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 70 mm (2×)
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Small, cute, and probably marked down. This is a point and shoot camera. It can be a good choice if you like to keep things simple, or it can be a good choice if you want a light backup to your better camera. Image quality is really quite good for its category. Sharpening and contrast are set higher than I'd like. Most of the time it works out just right for a 4 X 6 inch print without software editing. A few underexposed shots benefited from software editing. A few were at the edge of ...

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I bought this camera because of its small size. Construction is perfect, great design. Quality of outside day-light pictures is good, even thought there’s an underexposure and over saturation problem. Pictures taken inside or in poor light conditions are dark and it gets hard to take a shot without movement artefacts. Flash power is insufficient in almost every situation. Overall, image quality is acceptable. Poor image control. If you are looking for a small, handy nice camera, this is ...

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As a would-be replacement for a old Canon Stylus digital camera (one of the first 1.8 MP models) I bought this camera. Using it on a skiing trip the outside pictures were perfect. Nice detail, no problems. A sunshine-filled vacation trip to Asia gave no problems outside, however pictures taken inside were grainy and even with flash tended to be suffering from movement artifacts. Again a sun-filled summer wedding in Northern Europe gave its problems too; somehow the camera insisted in using ...

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I bought the camera for use as a mini pocket camera and a compaion to go along with my regular digital camera. Zooms not that great a 2x but if you add the full zoom in the menu then it helps. Pictures so far have been good for a camera of this size. As far as other as other features the waterrestiant case is cool,the Lcd is clear no matter the lighting,buy a bigger memory card the 16 mb gives a few pics and/or a little over a minute record time. Problems: Will have to update this in the ...

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I bought the camera for use as a mini pocket camera and a compaion to go along with my regular digital camera. Zooms not that great a 2x but if you add the full zoom in the menu then it helps. Pictures so far have been good for a camera of this size. As far as other as other features the waterrestiant case is cool,the Lcd is clear no matter the lighting,buy a bigger memory card the 16 mb gives a few pics and/or a little over a minute record time. Problems: Will have to update this in the ...

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Having used a Mju-mini for a short while I was initially very unimpressed. I didn't like the shape, and found it difficult to hold, and thought a 2x zoom is a bit pointless, especially when compared to the Canon Ixus i (In Europe), which has no zoom but FAR superior image quality. However, having used the camera a bit more recently (I work in a camera shop, so get to use a lot of cameras, some taken out, some around work) I have grown to appreciate it's niche. Olympus have made great ...

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This little camera doesn't only look good (I would even say sexy) but delivers very nice pictures too. Autofocus is working better than everything I've seen so far on other (even more expensive) cameras! The monitor is *perfect* (sharp and extremely bright - even in sunlight). Lots of scene modes. Bottom line: An amazing piece of design and technology! Problems: This thing is really *small*. It's not easy to grip it the right way. Menu operation and navigation (especially in playback mode) ...

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I purchased this camera to use while sailboat racing. The small size & weatherproof capability being the primary factors. When I first took the camera out of the box I walked outside & took some shots of a tree in the office courtyard. Heavy overcast, the results were abysmal. Noise so bad that it was very visible on the camera monitor. The results are somewhat better when I lock the ISO setting at 100 or less but then in anything but bright light the shutter speed is slow enough to ...

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We needed a small camera that could be taken along without being too bulky. This was just the thing! It is a supplement to the C-2040Z that I normally use. Despite the small size, I think the camera is well designed for even my large hands. Get the leather case from Olympus - the camera is just too nice to allow it to rumble around at the bottom of a bag or pocket. After using the camera for just over a week, I think the picture quality is reasonable for a 4 Mpix camera. The LCD viewfinder is ...

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