Olympus D-380 Review

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Olympus D-380






Playback Modes & Menu Options



Olympus Camedia D-380

Typical playback screen with the normal overlay data displayed. Battery condition, image quality (SHQ), date, time and frame number.



Olympus Camedia D-380

Typical of most digicams, the D-380 can display small thumbnails of the images stored on the SmartMedia card. You can select in the setup options to display 16, 9 or 4 thumbnails. The Less on the screen the larger thumbnails.

You can also see that picture number 6 has been protected against deletion, note the little green key icon.



Olympus Camedia D-380

To check critical focus, exposure or subject matter you can use the zoomed playback mode. By pressing the "up" navigation button you can enlarge the picture from 1x to 3x and then scroll around inside by first pressing the "OK" button and then use the 4-way navigation switch to move. By exiting and pressing the down navigation button, it puts the playback screen into the index mode.



Olympus Camedia D-380

Pressing the menu button during playback mode brings up the Playback menu screen. The different options are accessed by the 4-way navigation control.

The "UP" option starts the slide show playback mode displaying images approx. 5 seconds each on the screen. It is not possible to use this for a TV slide show as there is no video out port on the camera. The "Info" option enables or disables the display of the extended exposure data.

Choosing the "ERASE" setup option brings up the following menu screen.



Olympus Camedia D-380

The "Erase" option allows the image being played back to be deleted.

Choosing the "INFO" setup option brings up the following menu screen.



Olympus Camedia D-380

This is the image information that is displayed with the "INFO" option on playback. Besides the Image Resolution, exposure compensation setting(0.0), the date and time of capture and the current folder and picture number is also displayed. This setting remains for any future playback.

Choosing the Mode Menu on the Playback Main Menu brings up the 4 option menu. The first is the Play option and it brings up the following menu screen.



Olympus Camedia D-380

The Play option selection allows access to three more options. Image Lock on the displayed image. Image Rotation on the displayed image (+ or - 90 degrees). Print Marking for DPOF printing of selected or all images.



Olympus Camedia D-380

The EDIT option brings up the choices for editing the displayed image to either Black & White or Sepia. It also gives the option to down-size an image to Email type resolutions of 640 x 480 or 320 x 240.



Olympus Camedia D-380

Card Setup is for deleting images (ALL images) or formatting the memory card. If there is no Memory card in the camera this mode changes names to MEMORY and allows deleting all images in the 1MB internal memory.

BACKUP is for copying images from the 1 MB internal memory to the SmartMedia card.



Olympus Camedia D-380

Here you can select  the "All Reset" to determine whether or not the current camera settings are stored for batteries or Smart Media card changes . The Speaker Icon sets the warning beep sound on / off. The Checkered flag icon allows the setting of number of thumbnail images to display. The monitor icon allows the monitor's backlight brightness adjustment. The Clock Icon allows adjustment of the date and time.







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