Olympus D-565 Zoom Review
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The Olympus D-565 Zoom is the 4-megapixel big brother of the D-560 we reviewed in 2003. The D-565 features the same durable and stylish silver body with a clamshell lens barrier, 3X optical zoom lens, Digital ESP multi- pattern and spot metering; auto white balance, built-in flash with six settings, and 1.8" color LCD. The D-565 Zoom captures still images up to 2288x1712 pixels and QuickTime movies.
The 4 megapixel CCD combined with Olympus TruePic technology, allows users to capture a realistic look in all their photographs at all photo sizes e-mailed or printed. The cameras' CCD captures the detail needed for true crystal clear photo quality printing even on print sizes of 8" x 10" and larger. The D-565 Zoom features a 3X optical zoom (35-105mm in 35mm photography), that when combined with a 4X digital zoom, delivers a total seamless 12X zoom.
The new menu architecture is easy to navigate for fast access to the right settings with just the press of the arrow buttons. In fully Programmed Auto mode, the camera offers basic point-and-shoot simplicity for flawless picture taking in typical situations. The easy-to-use Scene Program modes (viewable through the LCD menu) provide fully automatic exposure adjustments for the photographer who wants optimum results in a wide variety of settings: Portrait, Self Portrait, Landscape-Portrait, and Night Scene photography.
The D-Series cameras have bright optical viewfinders and auto-focus capabilities to enable photographers to accurately frame and focus their shots. Composing and reviewing images with an LCD is an asset when taking digital pictures because it allows users to accurately frame their photographs and make decisions about saving or deleting them. To ensure that their shots can be easily viewed in high resolution, the D-565 Zoom features a large 1.8-inch LCD screen.
While past D-Series models featured a pop-up flash that would be released upon sliding open the cameras' lens barrier, the new D-Series cameras have built-in flashes that do not pop up and offer 6 settings to provide the widest range of options. Keeping the flash in the camera body further compliments the camera's compact design.
Transferring images to the computer has never been easier with the supplied Auto-Connect USB function that does not require software drivers for hassle-free image downloads. Images and movies may also be viewed on a television with the supplied video cable. The camera can be powered by two standard AA batteries, alkaline, NiMH or photo lithium or one CR-3V type battery.
The D-565 Zoom is available now for about $299 and comes with a 16MB xD-Picture Card, USB cable, video cable, carrying strap, CR-3V battery, CAMEDIA Master software, manual, Quick Start Guide, and warranty card.
The Camedia D-565 Zoom compared in size to a CD.
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