Olympus D-520 Zoom Review
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Olympus D-520 Zoom
Features and Controls
Olympus 3x zoom lens (5 - 15mm), F2.8/4.9 (equivalent to 38mm - 114mm on a 35mm camera)
Stepless 2.5x digital zoom. TTL system auto focus (contrast detection system) with a focusing range: 20" ~ infinity in Normal mode and 8 to 20" in Macro mode.
The lens retracts inside the camera when powered down and the sliding cover protects it,
no lens cap required.
In Play mode this also selects the zoom-in (magnify) and index modes.
The green LED indicates a focus lock
and the amber LED tells you the status of the flash.
Builtin multi-mode intelligent speedlight; Auto (automatic flash activation in low light and backlight), red-eye reduction, fill-in (forced activation), night scene (first curtain sync), night scene+redeye reduction, off (no flash).
Working flash range: Wideangle 8" - 15' (0.2m - 4.5m) @ ISO 100
On the back is a 1.5-inch color TFT LCD monitor and the majority of the
camera's controls. The 4-way switch lets you navigate menus (see next page) and
select playback images, enable macro mode, enable self-timer, select the desired
flash mode, delete images and lock or unlock images. Below that is the MENU button
which also serves as the OK (accept selection) button and the
MONITOR button that controls the color LCD.
High-speed USB data port, Auto Connect enabled
Video output, video is NTSC format only
DC INput for optional AC adapter or an external battery pack
The D-520Z stores its images on 3.3v SmartMedia cards. On the back side of the
handgrip is the card slot which accepts any size up to 128MB. Olympus includes an
16MB card with panorama function.
The D-520Z is powered by two AA size batteries (Alkaline, lithium, NiMH) or one of the Olympus CR-V3 one-use lithium.
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