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Olympus D-450 Digital Camera@DASHING THING REVIEWOlympus D-450 Digital Camera

10 Jul
* 1.3 megapixels
* 3x optical zoom lens
* Variable ISO, 160-640(!)
* Excellent color & white balance
* Exceptional low-light capability

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Manufacturer Overview
Olympus has a distinguished history in the digicam field, stretching back to their original D200-L and D-300L. They introduced the first sub-$5,000 digital SLR in the form of the D-600L, and continue to have one of the broadest lines of cameras in the industry. In late 1998, their D-400 Zoom model proved enormously popular, offering 1.3 megapixel resolution, a compact form factor, solid image quality, and a nice combination of features. Now, Olympus has updated this popular unit, improving both its image quality (with better color accuracy) and its shot-to-shot cycle time. Not only have they improved the product, but the new model D-450 Zoom comes in at a lower price, offering excellent value for this year’s holiday season. (Fall/Winter, 1999).

Highlights

  • 1.3 megapixel CCD delivering 1280 x 960 or 640 x 480 resolution
  • Variable ISO, w/ auto or manual selection of ISO 160/320/640 (!)
  • Large buffer memory for very fast shot-to-shot cycle times
  • 3x optical zoom (35 to 105mm), f/2.8-f/4.4 maximum aperture
  • 2x “digital telephoto” at any focal length
  • Macro focusing to 8 inches (20 cm)
  • 1/2 to 1/1000 seconds shutter speeds
  • Both optical and LCD viewfinders
  • Dioptric adjustment for optical viewfinder
  • Continuous shooting up to two frames per second at VGA resolution
  • Four recording modes, including uncompressed TIFF
  • Built-in flash with five operating modes
  • Five user-selectable white balance settings
  • Panorama exposure mode when using Olympus-branded memory cards
  • Direct print to optional Olympus photo printer (P-300 and P-330)
  • SmartMedia image storage, 8 MB card included
  • Power via 4 AA batteries (alkalines included, buy a set of NiMH rechargeables!)
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