Olympus Stylus Digital 410 Review

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Olympus Stylus Digital 410



Features & Controls


Olympus Stylus Digital 410

The Stylus 410 is equipped with an Olympus aspherical glass 3x zoom lens, 5.8 - 17.4mm (35 - 105mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 5 elements in 3 groups. It has a 4x digital zoom feature (5x at VGA resolution.) The maximum aperture is F3.1 (W) / F5.2 (T).

The TTL contrast-detect auto focus system covers from 20" to Infinity in normal mode, from 8" to 20" in macro mode, and from 3.5" - 8" in Super Macro mode. The lens retracts fully inside the camera when the lens barrier is closed.



Olympus Stylus Digital 410

The eye level viewfinder is an optical real-image type, there is no diopter adjustment. The two LEDs indicate focus, flash, and image processing status.



Olympus Stylus Digital 410

The built in speedlight features Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill and Forced Off modes. The flash range is 8" - 11.8 ft. (W) / 8" - 6.6 ft. (T.) Flash recycle time is less than 5 seconds.



Olympus Stylus Digital 410

On the top you'll find the Shutter Release and the all-weather microphone.



Olympus Stylus Digital 410

Controls on the back: Upper right is the zoom lens control which also functions as the magnified playback and index mode buttons when in play mode. The 4-way selector buttons are used to navigate menu screens and select images for playback. In record mode the "Up" button calls up the onscreen virtual Mode Dial (see page 3), the "Left" button toggles Macro focus mode, the "Down" button enables the Selftimer and the "Right" button selects the desired Flash mode. The QUICK VIEW button turns the color LCD on and off, enables the Quick View (review) mode and when the camera is turned off, it enables the normal PLAY mode. The OK button calls up and dismisses the menu system and accepts menu selections. To the right you can also see the built-in all-weather speaker, this allows users to capture audio with movies and record voice memos with still pictures.



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The A/V Out port sends the audio/video to a television set, the video format is user selectable for NTSC or PAL standard. Data I/O is via a Mass Storage compliant USB v1.1 port, no driver is required for Windows Me, 2000, XP or Macintosh OS 9.1+/OS X systems. An optional AC power adapter can be connected to the 4.8V DC IN port, located on the opposite side.

Note the black rubber O-ring inside the I/O port door. Olympus states the camera is "weatherproof and is not damaged by water spray from any direction" as long as the rubber ring is intact and the I/O port door and the DC IN port flap is properly closed.   To learn more about the construction of the Stylus Digital's weatherproof body click here.



Olympus Stylus Digital 410

Still images and movie clips are stored on removable xD-Picture Card flash memory cards. Olympus supplies a 16MB size card. Olympus brand xD-Picture Cards are required to use the camera's built-in Panorama feature. 16MB to 512MB xD-Picture cards are now available.


Storable Photos with 16MB xD-Picture Card
Setting Image Size Number of Photos
SHQ 2272 x 1704 5, 16
SQ1 2048 x 1536 20
SQ2 1600 x 1200 24
SQ2 1280 x 960 38
SQ2 1024 x 768 58
SQ2 640 x 480 99
HQ Movie 320 x 240 15 fps 20 sec. max per movie
SQ Movie 160 x 120 15 fps 60 sec. max per movie




Olympus Stylus Digital 410

Power is supplied by a LI-10B 3.7v 1090mAh Li-ion battery pack. Olympus does not specify the battery runtime. The included LI-10C charger lets you charge one battery while using another. Lithium battery packs can be charged or "topped off" at any time without shortening the service life of the battery.



Olympus Stylus Digital 410

Included is this RM-2 infrared shutter release that makes self-portraits a snap, no more running to beat the selftimer, just push the button when you're ready.




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