So frustrating to discover that nothing can be seen in the monitor window when I am taking photos outdoors. There is no view finder so this is a literal "point, hope, and shoot" camera when used outdoors unless it is dark and rainy. All of my other Olympus cameras within my price range have been great so this problem has been a surprising disappointment. There is no way to fix this problem other then to take 3-4 exposures of each desired shot.
My recommendation would be to not purchase this camera unless you are only going to use it indoors. The menu is easy to use and I love the ease with which you can switch quickly between the various modes. The movie mode is excellent but again when used outdoors it is a game of chance as you have to guess as to whether the camera is correctly focused on the target.