I am currently using a Olympus point & shoot SP-800UZ which has a 30X optical zoom/wide. I use the camera every single day in some way. I was going to purchase another Olympus point & shoot with a 50x. But recently noticed that about 6 of my screws are missing from the housing, the battery lever (holds battery in) has broken off and the company doesn't seem to be doing well. I have contacted lots of companies about problems with products. That's when you can really tell if a company backs it's products. I was asking for 6 screws to replace the missing screws and have been getting the run around. They don't sell them so I'd have to send it back. I refused to send it back just for missing screws and now they want me to call a number for service after I have already been communicating with someone through emails. Then I read articles about the Olympus CEO's doing some bad things. Which raised more red flags.
So now I have to reconsider my next Olympus camera purchase.
I like my current camera and have used it a lot. I would like to have another point & shoot with a stronger zoom. I think the model I was looking at was the SP100. It's gimmick is the sight below the flash. I miss a lot of eagle and plane pictures while trying to find them on the display. So I liked the idea of the sight.