Olympus D-520 Zoom Review
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Camedia D-520 Zoom
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The Olympus Camedia D-520 Zoom is an easy-to-use, pocketable, 2-Megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom. It replaces the D-510 Zoom, and is 30% smaller with a sleek metallic silver body.
The D-520 Zoom offers a choice of four resolution levels, an assortment of image edit effect modes, such as black & white, sepia and file resize and also includes the ability to record full motion video and view images and movies on a TV. The movie mode records up to 60 seconds of full motion video (160x120 size) at 15 frames per second with the included 16MB SmartMedia card.
The D-520 Zoom creates high-quality prints up to 8" x 10", as well as providing settings for different image quality and file sizes depending on the application. Even at the lowest resolution setting, the D-520 Zoom delivers quility images for e-mailing photos or for posting images on the web.
For fast and simple downloading, the D-520 Zoom features USB AutoConnect technology. The Olympus USB AutoConnect feature allows users to plug the camera directly into any USB- configured computer. No drivers, additional software, or the additional cost of docking stations are required for PCs running the latest operating systems including Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® Me and Mac OS™ 8.6 and higher - these computers will mount and recognize the D-520 Zoom automatically.
The 1.5" LCD display allows for enhanced playback and viewing options, including 4, 9 or 16-frame Index Display Mode, Single Frame Display with 1.5X, 2.0X, 2.5X and 3.0X Zoom Inspection, plus sequential image scrolling. The LCD monitor also serves as the camera's control panel, with an easy to use jog dial and arrow keys to select modes and settings.
Camedia D-520 Zoom Features:
The D-520 will be available April 2002 with a suggested retail price of $349 (street retail approx. $299). It includes an Olympus CAMEDIA Master Software 4.0 for photo manipulation and management, 16MB SmartMedia Card, USB cable, strap, 2 AA Alkaline batteries, user manual, and warranty card.
- 2-Megapixel imager for images up to 1600x1200 pixels
- Olympus all-glass 3X Optical Zoom f2.8 - f4.4
- 1.5" color LCD display
- QuickTime Movie mode at 15fps, 360x240 or 160x120
- ESP matrix or Spot metering
- USB AutoConnect technology
- 30% smaller and lighter than previous D-510 zoom
- 2-in-1, Portrait and Panorama modes.
- Sequential shooting at 1.8 frames per second (max. 5 frames in HQ).
- 2 in 1 image merge perfect for business cards, real estate shots and before and after shots.
The D-520 compared in size to a CD.
D-520 Zoom Specifications
||2.0 Megapixel Effective|
2.1 Megapixel Gross (Full optical CCD resolution)
Size: 1/3.2" (.31") CCD
||Olympus asperical glass 3x zoom lens 5-15mm (38-114mm in 35mm)|
|Seamless Digital Zoom
||f2.8 to f7.5 (W) - f4.9 to f7.5 (T)|
||1/1000 sec. - 1/2 sec. Automatic|
||Auto: 80-200 (automatic)|
||Still image: EXIF JPEG, DCF. Movie Mode: QuickTime® Motion JPEG |
||1600 x 1200 SHQ JPEG |
1600 x 1200 HQ JPEG
1024 x 768 SQ1 JPEG
640 x 480 SQ2 JPEG
320 x 240 @15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG (15 sec. Max)
160 x 120 @15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG (60 sec. Max)
|DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
||Print Reserve, All print reservation, Date or time printing|
|Image Edit Modes
Black and White Mode
Resize - file size for email or web
Picture Rotation Mode
||Up to 10 frames switchable with CAMEDIA Master software when using Olympus brand SmartMediaTM|
||1.2 frames per second burst up to 8 frames in HQ mode|
||Optical real-image viewfinder with autofocus / backlight mark|
||1.5" (3.8cm) Wide-View color TFT LCD (114,000 pixels) used for viewing, reviewing or editing images|
||iESP Multi-Pattern AF (autofocus) TTL system (contrast detection)|
||Macro Mode 8" - 20" (0.2m-0.5m)|
Standard AF 20" - Infinity (0.5m - Infinity)
||Program Auto f 2.8 - f7.5, 1/2 / 1/2000 sec.|
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 Steps EV by 1/2 stop settings.
||Digital ESP Multi-Pattern Meter, Spot|
|White Balance System
||iESP Multi-pattern auto TTL|
Pre-set manual (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and Fluorescent)
||Auto Flash for low and backlight|
"Red-eye" Reduction Flash
Fill-in Flash (forced on flash)
Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (1st curtain effect)
Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (1st curtain effect w/ red-eye reduction)
|Flash Working Range
||Wide: 8" - 15' (0.2m - 4.5m) @ ISO 100|
|Flash Charging Time
||Approx. 6 seconds (at normal temperature with fresh batteries)|
|Removable Media Card
||3V (3.3V) SmartMediaTM card (4, 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 MB)|
16-MB card included
||12-second delay |
Camera remembers selected settings after power off / on
||USB connector (Auto-Connect), NTSC video out, DC input (optional AC adapter)|
||Compatible with Windows 98 rev2/ME/2000 Pro/XP-MacOS 8.6-9.01/OSX|
||Index display, up to 3X enlargement, Slide-show, Scene rotation|
||Operation: 32° F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C) 30-90% Humidity|
Storage: -4° F - 140°F (-20°C - 60°C) 10-90% Humidity
||Main Power Source: 2 x AA Alkaline batteries (included)|
1 x LB-01 (CR-3V) Lithium batteries
2 x AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
2 x AA Lithium batteries
2 x AA NiCd rechargeable batteries
AC Power: C-7AU AC adapter (optional)
(Manganese batteries cannot be used)
||Simultaneous recording into image date|
||Automatic up to the year 2099|
||4.4" (W) x 2.4" (H) x 1.3" (D)/(112mm x 62mm x 35mm)|
||6.1 oz. (174 g), without batteries and SmartMedia |
NOTE: These Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.
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