Olympus SP-320 Review
By Movable Type Admin
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The 7.1-megapixel CCD image sensor inside the SP-320 delivers high-quality images that are
consistently sharp and vivid even in large-format prints - up to poster sizes as large as 16
x 20 inches. The Olympus 3x optical zoom lens was designed specifically for digital cameras
and provides the equivalent of 38 to 114mm focal length, f2.8 - f4.9 in 35mm photography.
Its Super Macro Mode that captures the most subtle details from as close as 0.8" (2cm).
Composing and reviewing images is far easier when you don't have to strain. The 115,000- pixel anti-glare LCD enables you to view images in large and vivid detail. Now you don't have to download and print images each time you want to share them - you can treat your friends and family to a slide show right on the back of your camera.
The Manual, Aperture Priority, and Shutter Priority modes give users versatility and control for optimal performance in any situation. Users can express their creative vision - adjusting the f-stop for detailed portraits with softened backgrounds, or slowing the exposure speed to create the blurred effect of motion, or just sit back and let the camera do the work with the automatic settings.
The SP-320 features Digital Image Stabilization Mode for capturing crisp, clear pictures - free from the blur sometimes caused by camera shake or moving subjects - with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speed. The SP-320 makes it easy to capture great images in a variety of lighting situations with 31 pre-programmed shooting modes, such as Night Scene, Indoor, Portrait, Beach, Snow, or Auction. And with its QuickTime Movie Mode, the camera can record VGA-quality movies of any length.
Olympus' SP-series cameras feature a threaded barrel, which enables easy attachment of add-on wide-angle or telephoto conversion lenses for even more creative control. Compatible accessory lenses include the WCON-07F wide angle lens, which enables a wider field of view (26.6mm equivalent) for shooting skylines, landscapes or group shots, and the TCON-17F telephoto conversion lens, which extends the camera's magnification capability by 1.7 times (196mm equivalent) for bringing subjects dramatically closer, great for shooting sports events, concerts or wildlife.
Olympus' exclusive TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor enhances image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBOTM enable the cameras to capture information with pixel "micro-smoothing" that delivers clearer and more color-accurate photos, even at lower resolutions. The fast startup of less than one second and nearly instant shutter release time ensures a high-speed response so you are always ready to take great pictures.
The power of PictBridge technology enables photos to be printed directly from the camera to any PictBridge-enabled printer without using a computer. And the new one-touch printing button makes printing a single-step process. Printing and sharing images has never been easier!
With in-camera editing features such as Red-Eye Fix, resizing, color, brightness and saturation adjustments, and adding frames and titles, users can edit photos right in their camera. Simple image touch-ups are quick and easy without the hassle of a PC.
The PT-030 underwater housing is created specially for the SP-series camera - so you can take your camera with you on your underwater excursions. The large 2.5-inch premium size LCD, compact body size, and three underwater scene modes make it the perfect camera to take along diving. Connecting the SP-320 Zoom to a computer is easy with the USB Auto Connect feature, which connects directly via USB 2.0 cable and requires no software. Or, if you prefer, forget the computer altogether. The power of PictBridge technology enables photos to be printed directly from the camera with any PictBridge-enabled printer, such as the Olympus P-11 Digital Photo Printer, without using a computer. Printing and sharing images is more convenient than ever, and the P-11's photo lab-quality dye-sublimation printing produces archival-quality prints in rich color.
OLYMPUS Master™ software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive
user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are
searchable by date or keyword in the Calendar View. And with one-click editing tools, such
as red-eye reduction, images can be touched up before printing or emailing. Online
support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away.
SP-320 Zoom Features:
The SP-320 and a standard CD for size comparison.
The SP-320 and the all-weather Stylus 810 .
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