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Olympus Stylus 840 8.0MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom (Black) by Review Summary ,  Dec 31, 2015

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Olympus Stylus 840 8.0MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 89 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 3.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Size4.7   above average
Image4.5   above average
Zoom4.4   above average
Quality4.3   average
Video3.8   below average
Battery3.5   average


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Battery

Battery:
"I've owned this camera for a few years now and still am greatly bothered by the terrible battery life, even without using the flash and putting on the energy saving setting on."
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"Pictures come out rather nice, but I can't recommend this camera based on the unpredictable short battery life."
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"There really isn't much to hold on to, not like the 310 that had a nice grip where the batteries were stored."
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"It's also great that there are many features (including a panoramic feature-- it takes a bit to get used to).Some negatives:1) The battery life runs out pretty quickly (didn't last more than 3 days)."
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"The Kodak AA battery life is not good but the Olympus LI-42B battery lasts a long time and are rechargeable on the charger that comes with the camera."
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"The battery life is good and the photo clarity is good."
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"Superior pics, easy to use, long-lasting battery with easy charge, small and easy to carry around, and it even creates good videos."
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"I love the camera, recommend you buy a spare battery, if you spend a lot of time staring at the screen the battery goes fast."
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"Buy the extra battery if you don't want to run out of battery life at your best friend wedding ect."
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"In my opinion, the battery life is really good."
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Image

Image:
"I was highly disappointed in the photo quality of my new Olympus Stylus 840."
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"This is the only time I was really frustrated with the camera, as a flash sometimes washes out the photo subject."
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"I use this for fine detailed objects for work, and the macro mode is exceptional, when used with the image stabilization mode."
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"The battery life is just awful, and even using rechargeable batteries is cumbersome because of how often I have to change them out.11 2013 Update: I have owned a few Olympus cameras now, and somehow this old thing has actually been the best for Super-macro pics of highly detailed, small items."
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"The battery life is good and the photo clarity is good."
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"Superior pics, easy to use, long-lasting battery with easy charge, small and easy to carry around, and it even creates good videos."
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"However, the image quality is beautiful and providing you know how to use this camera, it's excellent."
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Photo

Photo:
"I'm not a purist, but I do enjoy taking photos."
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"The camera takes some great photos outside, but inside photos don't turn out as well."
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"Love the quality of the photos."
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"Other than that, this is a great cam (that also does videos) for someone who just wants to easily take very nice photos."
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"I've taken around 2000 photos so far and it has been a great camera to learn how to use."
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"This model is very simple to use, takes great photos inside and out, along with a host of other features."
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"Now I can show everyone that I can have a fun time by posting sexually suggestive photos of myself inebriated on social networking sites like Facebook."
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Price

Price:
"I bought this in fall 2008 (at full price I might add) and still love it."
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"If I wanted to get a new camera at this point I would have to take a big step up in price point, and go for a nice digital SLR."
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"My pix have turned out wonderfully, I print off my cheap ($50-$75)Dell V313, using reg, Everyday HP glossy photo paper, wh I got really cheap from an Amazon vendor, 100 pages for less than 10 bux."
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"The picture quality is great for the price I paid."
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"Excelleten camera, the price also was very good and the service of the seller was very good also"
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Quality

Quality:
"Aside from the focusing and zoom, the video quality is terrible and the sound is even worse."
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"With that said, I quite like the Olympus and have no regrets or complaints with the quality of the picts."
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"I was highly disappointed in the photo quality of my new Olympus Stylus 840."
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"Love the quality of the photos."
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"It shoots good quality video with sound (it can be a little fuzzy on the sound side), and you can only zoom in or out before recording, not during."
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"However, the image quality is beautiful and providing you know how to use this camera, it's excellent."
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"The picture quality is great for the price I paid."
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"I just wanted a simple good quality camera to take decent shots at home and away of kids and family."
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Setting

Setting:
"I was at a soccer game trying to take pictures of my son and missed most of the game trying to find the action setting."
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"It has all kinds of settings to take great pictures."
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"very easy to use and navigate through the screens and buttons.. i just put mine on auto setting and the camera makes the choice of which is going to be the best setting for the scene i want.."
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"I love that it has a 5x zoom and it has a lot of settings so I can take pictures in different modes."
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"Very small, very easy to use, tons of features and settings yet easy to just point and shoot (which is largely how I use it).The benefits of the Stylus 840 over the older camera are more optical zoom, larger lcd, and more megapixels (though for my purposes, ~6 MP is more than enough; picts with this at the highest setting are close to 2MB)."
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Size

Size:
"The last small complaint I have about this camera is that it is a little bit harder to hold on too."
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"I need to be able to capture hairline details of small jewelry items."
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"The battery life is just awful, and even using rechargeable batteries is cumbersome because of how often I have to change them out.11 2013 Update: I have owned a few Olympus cameras now, and somehow this old thing has actually been the best for Super-macro pics of highly detailed, small items."
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"The controls are easy to use and the size makes it easy to carry around."
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"Superior pics, easy to use, long-lasting battery with easy charge, small and easy to carry around, and it even creates good videos."
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"I also suggest you buy a larger memory card, my card can hold over 1500, possibly more, small file pix, still great 5x7 and larger."
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Video

Video:
"Aside from the focusing and zoom, the video quality is terrible and the sound is even worse."
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"The video mode was probably the most disappointing part of the camera."
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"I also know now why some people are complaining about weird thumping noises when taking a movie."
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"It shoots good quality video with sound (it can be a little fuzzy on the sound side), and you can only zoom in or out before recording, not during."
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"Superior pics, easy to use, long-lasting battery with easy charge, small and easy to carry around, and it even creates good videos."
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"Other than that, this is a great cam (that also does videos) for someone who just wants to easily take very nice photos."
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"The video is great, too."
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"But it isn't a huge deal either The other only complaint is that the camera won't let me zoom while taking movies, which I would have really liked (actually you can but it is digital)."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"Aside from the focusing and zoom, the video quality is terrible and the sound is even worse."
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"But it isn't a huge deal either The other only complaint is that the camera won't let me zoom while taking movies, which I would have really liked (actually you can but it is digital)."
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"The 5x optical zoom is adequate for family situations."
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"I bought this camera because of it's small size and good zoom range."
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"But it isn't a huge deal either The other only complaint is that the camera won't let me zoom while taking movies, which I would have really liked (actually you can but it is digital)."
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"The x5 zoom is really amazing!"
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"Olympus Stylus 840 8 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom (Blue)I love this camera, I had an Olympus Stylus as my last camera and was very happy with it too."
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