10 Jul
Olympus D-360L

* 1.3 megapixel resolution for 1280 x 960 images
* Fixed focal-length lens, equivalent to 36mm on a 35mm film camera
* Variable ISO, 125 to 500
* Spot metering option for difficult lighting conditions
* Panorama-assist mode for capturing multiple shots to tile into panoramas

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Manufacturer Overview
With one of the broadest digicam lineups in the industry, Olympus is clearly a camera manufacturer who’s successfully making the transition to the digital era. At the high end, their product line extends to the 3 megapixel C-3030, announced in February, 2000. The D-360L model that’s the subject of this review defines the other end of their lineup, offering “point and shoot” automation with a 1.3 megapixel resolution and a very simple user interface. The D-360L is clearly aimed at the casual photographer, looking to document life memories with a minimum of effort and fuss. At the same time though, it offers fairly sophisticated features including exposure compensation, spot metering, and variable ISO (light sensitivity), that let you shoot successfully in situations where less-capable cameras would leave you helpless. Overall, a good entry-level digital camera that’s easy to use, yet offers important features that go beyond the bare minimum usually associated with the category.

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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in cameras


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