I still have 45 more days to wait until i get my Olympus Sp-350!(for my birthday) i've been waiting for it ever since i've even heard of it! but i just wanted to get your opinion if it's a good camera or not.
-Leaving for the carribean(St. Thomas) On Friday, July 15th.
It sounds to me like you have't done much research. Visit the beloew site, it allows you to compare different cameras in a side by side format. It will give you all the details.
I started out with a Nikon coolpix 32oo. It was a piece of junk though. for me I wanted something more professional. I moved on to a Olympus C8080. Now, i really liked this camera at first. After using the nikon for so long this was quite the upgrade. but THEN I got a Konica Minolta Maxxim 7D. And that's what i currently use. I love it. Way better than the Olympus C8080. Eventually when I can afford to, I want better camera and lens and all that good stuff. But what i have right now will have to do.
One thing in particular that I love about my minolta is the Manual zoom. Digital zoom kinda sucks in comparison. plus it's just cool.
Anyway. I guess my point is be picky and choosey. Small details can make a big difference.