Written on: 10/01/2003 by Bruce.
uses common AA batteries and has a long battery life. Large easy to use controls. Very user friendly to SLR users.
Slow loading photos into media. Slow to power up
After using a couple of digital cameras for a few months I determined that it was time to go to digital media entirely. After much research the Olympues E20 was the only choice that seemed to make sense for my uses. The only competition cost at least 3 times as much and would require the purchase of new lenses also. The camera is built of very high quality and is comforatable to use for people who have been used to SLR cameras. The large manual focus and zoom rings on the lense are a great help when composing shots.
The only annoying things about the camera is the time it takes to boot up after the power is turned on - it takes about 7 or 8 seconds. This little detail has caused me to miss some shots. Another thing that should also be noted is the noise that can be seen when the ISO is set above 160. This is a common problem with most if not all digital cameras though.
Both of these problems are minor because the camera otherwise is an absolute pleasure to use in all other respects. It is built tough and because of it's very low power consumption can be run on standard AA alkaline batteries in a pinch.