What do you think about the camera Sam's Club will be selling on Black Friday, Olympus SP-610UZ 14MP 22x Long Zoom Digital Camera Bundle for $149.88? Does anyone have an Olympus? I really want to get a DSLR but there is no way I can afford it now. I want at least a 20x zoom. I plan to take indoor and outdoor photos and for our vacation to Disney and Universal next year.
It doesn't seem like it's that great. It's "cheap" meaning the casing feels cheap. On the plus side it uses AA batteries so it's easy to just pop in new batteries, but the battery casing apparently the batteries pop right out when you're changing them - something to be careful about. The flash is manual - you will need to open the flash yourself, it will not automatically pop open.
Because it's a cheaper, budget camera, there are definitely compromises made in the image quality also. you might not notice it if you're just taking pictures to post online or make small prints. It is NOT good at night. Probably means it's not good indoors either in poor lighting. It's fine outside. But don't expect to be able to make huge prints and in full size your images won't look spectacular.
It's an acceptable budget camera. It's nowhere near DSLR quality. I'd have a hard time recommending it though. Indoor photos aren't going to be good... and you take a lot of photos at night at Disneyworld/Universal... I'd look elsewhere.
This is where I pulled a lot of the info about this camera.