Olympus D-560 Zoom Review

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Olympus Camedia D-560 Zoom

Record Mode Screens & Menus

Typical still image record mode screen showing icons for "P"rogram AE, SHQ quality, image size of 2048x1536, flash off and there's space on the xD-Picture Card for another 28 pictures. The zoom bar also shows up momentarily whenever the zoom is changed.

Olympus Camedia D-560 Zoom

When Macro focus mode is enabled the color LCD automatically turns on so you can use it as the viewfinder. The color LCD is the only information display so whenever you change flash modes or enable macro mode or self timer the screen will come on for a few seconds.

Olympus Camedia D-560 Zoom

The Slow Shutter warning is displayed if the flash is disabled and the camera selects a shutter speed that is too slow to be handheld - use of a tripod is recommended.

Olympus Camedia D-560 Zoom

Movie mode, HQ quality (320 x 240) at 15 frames per second, flash is disabled and there is enough memory left for a total recording time of 215 minutes but the maximum length of each clip in HQ mode is 15 seconds (60 seconds for 160 x 120 SQ mode). No sound is recorded. The zoom may be used during movie recording.

Olympus Camedia D-560 Zoom

The OK/MENU button accesses the CAMERA CONTROLS:

    MOVIE/STILL - Motion video capture at 15fps or back to still photography.

    Image Size/Quality - Sets file size/resolution(SHQ 2048x1536, HQ 2048x1536, SQ1 1024x768, SQ2 640x480)

    MODE RESET - Resets all settings to default.

    MODE MENU - leads to four sub-menus for CAMera, PICture, CARD and SETUP:

    CAMera options:

      Metering - Select ESP or Center Metering.
      Exposure Compensation - +/- 2
      Drive - Single or Sequence shooting
      Digital Zoom - Enable/disable digital zoom
      Panorama - With OM brand SM card: allows pan. photography
      2 in 1 - Combines two sequential images into one new image,

    PICture options:
      White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent


      Format - Format the xD-Picture card: Yes or No

    Olympus Camedia D-560 Zoom

    SETUP options:

      All Reset - If ON it resets all settings to default at power down
      Language - Selects language for on-screen display.
      Sounds - Enable or disable camera beeps
      Rec View - If ON then immediately view image after capture
      File Name - Changes how the file numbers are assigned: Reset or Auto(sequential)
      Pixel Mapping - Checks the CCD and image processing functions.
      LCD Brightness - a sliding scale for adjustment
      Time/Date - Set the internal clock
      Video Out - Selects NTSC or PAL

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