Olympus D-395 Review

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Olympus Camedia D-395

Features and Controls

The Olympus 5mm (35mm lens equivalent in 33 mm photography) is a 5-element in 4-groups, F/4.0 all-glass lens with a 4-step 2.5X digital zoom. Aperture settings of F2.8 or F6 are set automatically by the camera's exposure system.

TTL system auto focus (contrast detection system) with a focusing range of 20" ~ infinity (0.5m- infinity) in Normal mode and 8 to 20" (0.2m-0.5m) in Macro mode. Macro mode is activated in the camera's menu system.

The lens is protected by the sliding barrier; no lens cap required.

Olympus Camedia D-395

The D-395 has a small but bright eyelevel optical viewfinder. There is no diopter adjustment. The green LED indicates a focus lock and the amber LED tells you the status of the flash.

Olympus Camedia D-395

Built-in multimode intelligent speedlight; Auto (automatic flash activation in low light and backlight), red-eye reduction, fill-in (forced activation), and off (no flash).

Working flash range: Wideangle 8" - 9.8' (.2m - 3m) with an six second full recharge rate with new batteries.

Olympus Camedia D-395

On the back is a 1.5-inch color TFT LCD monitor with 120,000 pixels and the majority of the camera's controls.

The QUICK VIEW button activates image playback in record mode and turns the camera on in playback mode if the lens barrier is closed. The 4-way switch lets you navigate menus (see next page) and select playback images, enable self-timer, select the desired flash mode and actuate the digital zoom. On the bottom right is the MENU button which also serves as the OK (accept selection) button.

Olympus Camedia D-395

On top you'll find the shutter release button.

Olympus Camedia D-395
The I/O ports include: USB (v1.1) data port, Auto Connect enabled for plug-n-play downloads with most modern operating systems. And a DC IN jack for an optional AC adapter or an external battery pack.

Olympus Camedia D-395

The D-395 stores its images on xD-Picture Cards. On the right side of the camera body is the card slot which accepts any size card. Olympus includes a 16MB card with panorama function.

Quality Pixel Resolution 16MB xD-Picture Card (included) 512MB xD-Picture Card
SHQ 2048 x 1536 6 shots 221 shots
HQ 2048 x 1536 20 shots 651 shots
SQ1 1024 x 768 76 shots 2454 shots
SQ2 640 x 480 165 shots 5319 shots
HQ 320 x 240 15 fps movie 15 sec. max per movie 15 sec. max per movie
SQ 160 x 120 15 fps movie 60 sec. max per movie 60 sec. max per movie

Olympus Camedia D-395

The D-395 is powered by two AA type batteries or one CR-3V lithium non-rechargeable battery. Alkaline type batteries can be used but high- capacity NiMH rechargeables are preferable; they are more environmentally friendly, reusable up to 500 times and save you money.

The CR-V3 type batteries offer the longest life of all battery types but the one-use batteries are expensive. Thankfully we now have an alternative, check out our list of CR-V3 rechargeable batteries.

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