I have many Olympus cameras in my collection. The reason is that you can’t really go wrong with Olympus…..Can you? Well, so far I haven’t. So, when I came across this IS-1000 with loaded Kodak Gold Ultra 400 for just a fiver (despite being so ugly), I had to buy it! The camera itself looks like a typical bridge digital camera, long zoom range, plenty of controls at the back, SLR style viewfinder that is only clear when camera it’s powered up and reasonably comfortable grip. It sat for few weeks in the large box of all sorts before I decided to use it.