Olympus Stylus Digital 410 Review
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The second generation of the Stylus Digital line, the 4.0-megapixel Stylus 410 Digital offers functionality with premium features and design elements that are synonymous with the Stylus brand name. Stylus film and digital cameras are renowned for being ultra compact, all- weather and easy-to-use - ideal for anyone looking for the best performance in a stylish and portable body that can be taken anywhere. The first members of this line were the 3.2 Megapixel Stylus Digital 300 and the 4.0 Megapixel Stylus Digital 400.
The Stylus 410 Digital's 4.0-megapixel CCD sensor is combined with an enhanced image processor called TruePic TURBO™ that significantly improves image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBO allows the Stylus 410 to capture information from all 4.0 million pixels with pixel "micro- smoothing" that delivers clearer and more color-accurate photos, even at lower resolutions. Prints are big enough to crop and print up to 11" x 14" and larger.
The camera has a sliding lens barrier accented in silver and gold, and a champagne gold body that blurs the line between technology and artistry. Measuring an ultra-compact 3.9" long x 2.2" high x 1.3" wide, and weighing just 5.6 ounces, the Stylus 410 Digital delivers maximum portability and durability, and its sleek design means it can be taken anywhere to make a lasting impression and take great images. To learn more about the Stylus Digital's weatherproof body click here.
The Stylus 410 Digital camera offers advanced features with a point-and- shoot simplicity for flawless picture taking. For photographers who want optimum results in a wide variety of settings, 10 easy-to-use shooting modes are easily accessed through the camera's "Virtual Dial" to provide fully automatic exposure adjustments for Program Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Self-Portrait, Night Scene, and Movie, and now new modes including Indoors, Beach & Snow, and Cuisine.
With the addition of an all-weather speaker and microphone, it's possible to record QuickTime video and create short movies with audio that can be sent over the Internet to friends, family and coworkers while on vacation in the tropics. Or take a still picture while narrating a personalized audio caption for the scene, and play images back later with sound to easily recall the names of exotic sites, famous paintings, and new acquaintances.
The cameras have an optical viewfinder as well as an easy-to-view 1.5" color LCD display on the back of the body for composing and reviewing shots. Menu navigation is easy to control with the push of arrow buttons. Transferring images to the computer is easy with the Auto-Connect USB (that does not require software drivers) for hassle-free image downloads. Images may also be viewed on a television with the video cable.
Stylus 410 Features at a Glance:
The Stylus Digital 410 compared in size to a standard CD.
The Stylus Digital 410 and the C770 Ultra Zoom
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Olympus Stylus 410 Specifications
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)
STYLUS DIGITAL Weatherproofing
The Olympus STYLUS DIGITAL was the first metal-bodied digital camera in the world to feature protection equivalent to IEC standard publication 529 IPX4 (protection against water splashed from any direction). Behind this achievement stand three exclusive Olympus technologies.
Double Chassis Protection
Inside the STYLUS DIGITAL's contoured metal body is a separate plastic chassis. It is this double-chassis protection that forms the basis of the camera's all-weather performance.
Specially coated ultra-durable rubber materials are used to seal the gaps between individual components, and to prevent moisture from entering the camera. A very large number of parts are treated, and a particularly high level of technology is required for moving parts such as zoom lens components.
Years of research in "compact bodies" and "all-weather functions" are utilized to achieve the desired results without changing the body's compact size.
When a camera body is tightly sealed against the elements, the zoom lens assembly and other moving components can generate considerable air pressure as they move. It is therefore important to control the flow of air in and out of the camera to ensure active airflow control technology also plays an important smooth zooming action. In addition, proper air flow plays an effective role in preventing and dissipating heat buildup in the electronic components.
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