All this narrowed the field to a scant handful of cameras strewn willy-nilly on the counter of my local Jessops, and the winner by a short head was the Olympus SP 350.
It's got a sensor that packs in 8 megapixels, which should ensure high resolution, it allows for manual ... Read review
A little slow in hi-res, image sharpness doesn't match up to the 8 megapixel sensor
"...a short head was the Olympus SP 350.
It's got a sensor that packs in 8 megapixels, which should ensure high resolution, it allows for manual as well as shutter or aperture priority automatic operation, it shoots RAW or JPEG files, or indeed both together, so you can take a picture and have a readily email-able small file and a huge (nearly 10mb) RAW image to play around with in Photoshop or in the Olympus software supplied…or any ..."
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Settings for extreme outdoor conditions but couldn't cope with the associated weather conditions
"When we first purchased this camera we were thrilled with the picture quality. It's first outing was to the Swiss Alps and, whilst the complexity of the instruction manual left us grappling with taking pictures that were too high quality for the memory card to hold more than 15 pictures, once we had cracked the manual the pictures were fantastic.
A particular strength of the camera is it's portrait settings which have resulted in some brilliant ..."
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This full-featured, solid and elegant compact camera combines a slew of advanced manual functions with the perfect compliment of easy, automatic options to deliver a superb performance day and night. From one-touch printing and 30 shooting modes to customizable settings and conversion lens/external flash compatibility, there's a comfort level for just about anyone who picks it up.