Olympus D-395 Review

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Olympus Camedia D-395

Review posted 6/1/2004

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The new 3.2-megapixel Olympus D-395 point-and-shoot digital camera is designed for first-time users who want an entry-level model that exceeds their expectations, and at the low estimated street price of $149. Combining world-class optics, greater megapixel resolution than its predecessor the D-390, and PictBridge™ technology for outputting prints without connecting the camera to a personal computer, the D-395 delivers a fast, easy and affordable way for beginners to print vibrant, photo-realistic images up to 8" x 10" and larger and start enjoying the digital experience today.

The D-395 has an f2.8, 33mm (in 35mm equivalent) auto focus Olympus all-glass lens with 2.5x digital zoom to capture amazingly sharp details and vibrant colors. Viewing settings and composing or reviewing shots is trouble-free, as the camera's low-reflective and bright LCD is an easy-to-read 1.5-inches delivering 120,000 pixels of image clarity. The optical real-image viewfinder is an alternative to using the LCD to compose shots.

The D-395 offers point-and-shoot simplicity for flawless picture taking. For photographers who want optimum results in a wide variety of settings, 6 easy to use shooting modes are accessible through the menu system to provide fully automatic exposure adjustments for Program Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Self Portrait, Night Scene and Movie. Navigating the menu options of the D-395 is as easy as pushing arrow buttons on the back of the camera. These buttons lead to a menu structure that is intuitive to use and takes little time to memorize. The camera's Quick View button provides single click image review.

Transferring images from the camera to a PC or Mac is a quick and hassle-free experience with the USB Auto-Connect that does not require software drivers with most operating systems. Simply plug the USB cable into the camera and the computer, and start downloading images off the camera as though it were an external hard drive.

When it's time to produce prints, the power of PictBridge technology enables the D-395 to create a photo lab quality print at home or in the office. Users can print directly via USB cable connection from the camera to any PictBridge-enabled printer, like the dye-sublimation Olympus P-10 Digital Photo Printer. The D-395 has an interface for selecting the best photos for printing, so it takes just a few simple clicks to get great prints.

The D-395's compact size makes it ideal for carrying around in a pocket or bag, and its protective clamshell barrier and durable polycarbonate body keep it safe along the journey.

Camedia D-395 Features:

  • 3.34 megapixel CCD allows for photo prints up to 8 x 10"
  • Compact design makes the D-395 easy to handle and carry.
  • A fixed focal length 33mm lens (35mm photography equivalent)
  • Automatic exposure with four Scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Self Portrait, Night Scene)
  • Automatic Pixel Mapping checks the CCD and re-maps it for maximum performance.
  • 1.5" color LCD with 120,000 pixels
  • Removeable xD-Picture Card storage, 16MB included
  • QuickTime® movie mode
  • Built-in multimode flash
  • Powered by two-AA or one CR-3V type battery
  • Auto-Connect USB and direct-print PictBridge compatible

The D-395 is available now for an estimated street price of $149.00. It includes a 16MB xD-Picture Card™, Auto-Connect USB cable, 2 AA batteries, wrist strap, Olympus CAMEDIA Master Software, user manual and Quick Start guide.

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The Camedia D-395 compared in size to a CD.

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D-395 Specifications

CCD Imager 3.2 Megapixel effective
3.34 Megapixel Total
1/ 2.7 Type CCD
Lens Olympus 2 aspherical glass lens 5mm
(33mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
5 lenses in 4 groups
Seamless Digital Zoom 2.5x total
Aperture Range f2.8 - f6.0
Shutter Speeds 2 sec. - 1/800 sec., Automatic
ISO Auto, 50-150 (equivalent)
Recording Mode(s) Still Image: EXIF 2.2 JPEG, DCF (design rule for Camera File System), QuickTime Motion JPEG (Movie Mode).PIM II
Adjustable Resolutions 2048 x 1536 SHQ, JPEG
2048 x 1536 HQ, JPEG
1024 x 768 SQ1, JPEG
640 x 480 SQ2, JPEG
320 x 240 @ 15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG
160 x 120 @ 15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Print reserve (single, all, number of copies), Date
Optimum Image Enlargement N/A
Image Adjustment Modes 2-in-1 picture mode
Image Effects Resize, Rotate, Sepia, and Black and White
Panorama Up to 10 frames stitchable with CAMEDIA Master software when using Olympus brand SmartMedia�
Sequence N/A
Viewfinder Reverse Galilean viewfinder
LCD 1.5" (3.8cm) TFT Color LCD Display (approx. 120,000 pixels) used for viewing, reviewing or editing images
Focusing System Autofocus TTL system (Contrast detection)
Focusing Ranges Normal mode: 20" (0.5m) - infinity
Macro mode: 8" - 20" (0.2m - 0.5m)
Exposure Control ±2 EV steps in 1/2 EV steps
Metering System Digital ESP multi-pattern, Spot
White Balance System iESP multi-pattern auto TTL, Pre-set manual (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and Fluorescent)
Flash Built-in Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash for low and backlight
Red-eye Reduction Flash
Fill-in Flash
Flash Off
Flash Working Range 8" - 9.8' (0.2m - 3.0m)
Flash Charging Time Approx. 6 seconds
Removable Media Card XD-Picture Card,(16, 32, 64, 128 & 256 MB) 16MB included
Selftimer/Remote 12-sec. delay with built in self-timer
Setting Memorization On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Outer Connectors USB Connector (Auto-Connect), DC input
Auto-connect USB Compatible with Windows 98 rev2/ME/2000 Pro/XP and Mac OS 8.6 - OS X and higher
Image Playback Still image: Index display, up to 4x enlargement, Slide show, Scene rotation
Movie: Normal, Frame-by-frame
Operating Environment Operation: 32°F - 104°F (0°C- 40°C) 30-90% Humidity
Storage: -4°F - 104°F (-20°C - 60°C) 10-90% Humidity
Power Supply Main Power Source
(2) AA-Alkaline (Included)
(2) AA-NiMH Rechargeable
(2) Ni-Cad Rechargeable
(1) CR-3v (LB-01) Lithium Battery
(Manganese batteries cannot be used)
AC Power Source
E-7AU 3.4Volt AC adapter (optional)
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image date
Calendar Automatic up to the year 2099
Size 4.3" W x 2.4" H x 1.5" D (110mm x 62mm x 37.5mm) excluding protrusions
Weight 5.4 oz. (154g) without battery and media card
Number of Storable Photos
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
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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