Olympus D-395 Review
By Movable Type Admin
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.
The D-395 has a small but bright eyelevel optical viewfinder. There is no
The green LED indicates a focus lock
and the amber LED tells you the status of the flash.
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.
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.
On top you'll find the shutter release button.
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.
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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