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Olympus D-400 Zoom Digital Camera@DASHING THING REVIEW

10 Jul



* 1,280 x 960 pixel resolution
* 3X optical zoom, + 2X digital
* Optical and LCD viewfinder
* Spot or Average light metering
* Excellent low-light capability
* 8MB SmartMedia and FlashPath included!

Olympus has been one of the more successful traditional, film-based camera manufacturers making the transition to digital photography. They established an early leadership role with their D-200 and D-300, and haven’t let up since: They were the first with under-$1,000 digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras, in their D-500 and D-600, and have demonstrated exceptional customer support by offering a retrofit service to adapt their D-600’s to the newer 16 MB SmartMedia standard. Now, with the D-400 Zoom, they take their line to the next level, with incredible image quality and features, in a compact and easy-to-use package.
D-400 Zoom “High Points” overview

Several readers have requested quick, up-front feature summaries of the cameras we review, which we’ll be doing from this point onward. Herewith are the key characteristics of the Olympus D-400 Zoom, ranked in a completely arbitrary order reflecting our own personal biases and dispositions 😉

  • 3x optical zoom lens (35-105mm equiv.), 2x digital tele mode
  • EXIF file format includes standard JPEG and TIFF Uncompressed mode
  • Both center-weighted and spot metering options
  • +/- 2EV exposure compensation in 1/2 EV steps
  • 2-position quick focus settings, 8 feet and infinity
  • Very good low-light capability, down to ~6 EV
  • Includes 8 MB SmartMedia card (compatible with 16 MB media)
  • Includes FlashPath adapter in the box!
  • Includes Enroute’s “QuickStitch” panorama software very slick!
  • ISO 60-120 (adjusts based on lighting conditions)
  • Dioptric correction for viewfinder sharpness
  • 3x image inspection mode on playback
  • Built in 4-mode flash
  • Macro, Burst, and Panorama modes
  • Familiar point & shoot body (very similar to Olympus film models)
 
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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in cameras

 

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