Olympus D-500L review
I've had my D-500 for about a year and love it. I did some research before buying it as it was my first step into digital photography. Yes, compared to some of todays digital heavyweights it is a non-contender. But comparing the D-500 to other digital cameras of the same era and you'll see how advanced this camera actually is. I have a point and shoot 35mm and for Christmas purchased a new HP camera for my wife. I may purchase another digital in the future, but this has been my first choice each time I just grab a camera. I love it's bulk, it "feels" more like a "real" camera when you pick it up.
Low light photography can be a problem. I've also had mine upgraded to use 32MB Smart media cards which I recomend to anyone who wishes to purchase one of these.