Olympus Stylus Digital 600 Review
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The Stylus 600 continues the tradition of all-weather durability and stylish ergonomic design of the Olympus Stylus series of digital cameras. It features advanced performance and enhanced usability with the new Bright Capture Technology for improved low light photography and the inclusion of a premium size 2.5-inch LCD, as well as the TruePic TURBO Image Processor for high image quality and fast response time, 26 shooting modes for versatility, a built-in Help Guide for on-the-fly instruction, and a 6.0-megapixel image sensor for high-resolution large format prints. The Stylus 600 delivers power, performance and enhanced usability with an array of innovative technologies: Bright Capture Technology for low-light photography; a HyperCrystal™ LCD for high-contrast viewing; metal, all-weather construction for protection against the elements; manual exposure and aperture settings for creative control and versatility; as well as an 6.0-megapixel image sensor for stunningly high-resolution prints.
There are times when you want to photograph subjects in low light without having to use a flash - such as when trying to capture the softness and warmth of a candlelit dinner, or natural skin tones in subdued lighting. Olympus' new Bright Capture Technology makes it possible to clearly compose subjects on the LCD, and with high sensitivity options (up to ISO 1600) and an enhanced auto-focus, even action photos can be captured in low levels of ambient light.
Viewing images under the glare of sunlight is also improved thanks to Olympus' exclusive HyperCrystal™ LCD technology. The HyperCrystal technology enables clear, high-contrast images - even when composing subjects with the sun at your back. Images are viewable on the 2.5-inch LCD from 160-degrees, so photos can be composed from a range of angles and viewed by several people at once.
The Stylus 600 combines an 6.0-megapixel CCD image sensor with Olympus' exclusive image processor, TruePic TURBO™, which significantly enhances image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBO enables the Stylus 600 to capture information from all 6.0 million pixels with pixel "micro-smoothing" that delivers clearer and more color-accurate photos, even at lower resolutions. The result is superb high-quality images that are consistently sharp and vivid even in large-format prints. 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 Stylus 600 makes it easy to capture great images in a variety of lighting situations with 24 pre-programmed scene modes, such as Night Scene, Indoor Portrait or Cuisine Mode. And with its QuickTime® Movie Mode, the Stylus 600 can record movies of any length, limited only by the size of the internal memory or xD-Picture Card in the camera.
With a new Help GUIDE function, the Stylus 600 makes every last one of its features
accessible, even to novice users. By simply pressing the GUIDE button on the back of the
camera, users can access images and brief descriptions of each of the camera's functions
and scene modes. And the new Shooting Guide serves as a quick reference, walking users
through the camera settings with explanations of which features should be used for the
situation, along with instructions for how to make the necessary adjustments.
The compact, all-weather Stylus 600 can go virtually anywhere you can. The body is
constructed of durable, lightweight metal with rubber gaskets throughout the interior to
ensure that rain, sleet, snow won't get in the way of great photos. And with its new
optimized battery design, the Stylus 600 can take hundreds of shots between charges.
Connecting the Stylus 600 to a computer is easy with the USB Auto Connect feature,
which connects directly via USB 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 Stylus 600 to any PictBridge-enabled printer.
Stylus 600 Features at a Glance:
The Stylus 600 compared in size to a standard CD.
The all-weather Stylus 800 and the 6-megapixel Stylus 600
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