Hi,\n\nMy wife is after a digital camera. The features she desires are:\n\n.. Reasoably compact - so she can carry it in her handbag.\n.. Point and shoot\n.. Infra red remote shutter release\n.. Reasonable zoom\n.. Reasonable resolution\n.. Not too expensive\n\nI was in a camera shop today and saw an Olympus C70. It's quite a good\nsize, has 5x optical zoom (I think it's about 38 - 190 equivalent), 7MP\nand according to the sales guy comes with an infrared remote control\n(although the web site lists it as being optional). They quoted 9.\n\nDoes anyone have any comments on this camera? I have heard that its\nbattery life is pretty poor. My wife would just like to be able to pull\nthe camera out whenever she wants and take a photo. I guess this could\nbe an issue with all digital cameras (keeping them charged when not in\nregular use).