The Olympus D-450 Zoom is a 3x optical zoom digicam with a 1.3 megapixel imager that produces 1280 x 960-pixel, 24-bit color (16.7 million colors) images. It is equipped with a large internal RAM buffer that allows you to just focus, compose, and shoot without waiting between shots. Burst mode is available at all resolutions with speeds up to two pictures per second.
Four photo recording modes let you choose the quality and size of your images;
1280 X 960 SHQ in uncompressed TIFF or low compression JPEG, 1280 x 960 HQ
in standard compression JPEG or 640 X 480 SQ standard compression JPEG.
Here's the D-450 Zoom closed up and ready to slip in your pocket and go wherever you go. You never need to worry about losing the lens cap.
Advanced features include selectable center-weighted or spot metering, Automatic Exposure with +/- 2-step exposure control in 1/2-step increments, equivalent ISO settings of Auto, 160, 320 and 640, White Balance (Full TTL Automatic, Preset Manual: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten and Fluorescent)
Jump to the D-450Z specifications
New high-resolution, 1.8-inch, Wide-View LCD displays images in brighter light
and at greater angles than standard LCD displays, and uses less power
making it easier to view or review photos and camera settings.
The D-450 Zoom follows the same basic design as many of Olympus' other
digital cameras and their Stylus line of compact film cameras.
A fast F2.8 Olympus 3x, all glass, optical zoom (equivalent to a 35-105mm)
with 2x digital telephoto at all focal lengthsfor up to 6x magnification.
For closeup photography switch to macro mode and shoot as close as 8 inches.
The LCD must be used as the viewfinder when the camera is in digital
zoom or macro mode to insure the proper framing of your subject.
The zoom lever is located on the top of the camera and easily
actuated with your index finger without taking your eye off the viewfinder.
View your subjects clearly with either the real-image optical zoom
viewfinder (with dioptric correction) or with the Wide-View color LCD.
The monochrome data LCD on the top indicates recording mode, number of remaining
pictures, flash modes, self-timer, battery check, macro mode, spot metering mode,
exposure compensation, manual white balance, burst mode, panorama mode, and
images stored in RAM buffer (those four rectangles fill and empty).
When you need some extra light just pop up the 5-mode flash:
The D-450 Zoom can use 8, 16, or 32 MB 3.3v Olympus SmartMedia cards for
exposure lock, panorama "stitching" function and fast write times.
Other brands of 3.3v Smartmedia can be used but you will not be able to use the
camera's panorama functions.
The D-450 Zoom's panorama assist mode uses these guidelines on the
LCD to help you properly overlap your sequential images for the best possible
finished panorama shot.
I/O ports include a standard RS-232 serial port for PC or Mac computers.
NTSC video out for connection to TV, VCR or other video devices. And a
DC power input jack for the optional AC power supply or external battery
Powered by four AA size batteries, NiMH is recommended for optimal performance.
Olympus sells an optional kit with four NiMH batteries and compact charger.
The top left button turns on the LCD display, next to that is the Menu button. The "-" and "+" buttons let you change menu options and the "-" button also functions as the 8ft quick focus button. The "OK" button accepts menu selections and functions as the Infinity quick focus button. The button with the star icon selects the desired image quality and recording mode. Next to that is the Flash mode button. Both of these buttons also serve secondary functions when the camera is in Play mode as indicated by the green icon labels. Bottom left is the Delete button and the last one is for the self-timer.
|Olympus D-450 Zoom Specifications|
|Image pickup:||1,310,000 pixel 1 / 2.7 in. CCD solid-state image pickup element|
1280 X 960 pixels (SHQ-Tiff no compression)|
1280 X 960 pixels (SHQ-JPEG low compression)
1280 X 960 pixels (HQ-JPEG standard compression)
640 X 480 pixel (SQ-JPEG standard compression)
Number of Images
Stored on 8MB card:
2- SHQ Tiff
|SmartMedia Compatibility||Compatible with 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64MB SmartMedia cards|
|Image types:||DCF/Exif JPEG or Tiff|
|Erasing:||One-frame erase/All-frame erase|
Full auto TTL
4-step manual: Tungsten, Florescent, Cloudy, and Daylight
|Memory:||3.3V SmartMedia 8MB (2/4/8/16/32 MB optional)|
|Lens:||3X Olympus aspherical zoom|
|Focal length:||5.4 -16.2mm (equivalent to 35-105 on a 35mm camera)|
Wide f=2.8 - f=8
Tele f=4.4 - 12.6
|Construction:||8 elements in 6 groups (2 aspherical elements)|
|Digital telephoto:||2X at any focal length|
7.9 in.- 31.5in. / 20cm-80cm macro
31.5in - infinity / 80cm - infinity normal AF
|Quick focus modes:||8 ft /2.5m & infinity|
|Autofocus:||TTL system autofocus|
|Shutter:||1/2-1/1000 sec. Mechanical|
|Exposure control:||Programmed auto exposure with +/- 2 step exposure compensation in 1/2 step increments.|
|Photometric system:||Digital "ESP" metering or spot metering|
|Sensitivity:||Equivalent ISO 160, 320, 640|
|Working range:||7.9 in - 13 ft. / 0.2m - 4.0m|
|Charge time:||Approximately 8 sec. (at normal temperature with new batteries).|
|Flash modes:||Auto-flash (low light and back light), "red-eye" reducing flash, fill-in flash, slow-syncro flash, slow-syncro "red-eye" reducing flash and flash off.|
|Viewfinder:||Real-image optical viewfinder with AF mark or LCD display.|
|Dioptric correction:||For viewfinder sharpness.|
|LCD Monitor||114,000 pixel 1.8 inch / 4.5cm color Wide-View reflective LCD display. (Easier viewing from a variety of angles and in bright light)|
|On-screen display:||One-frame, slide-show mode, index display mode (4/9/16 frames) and 3X-image inspection close-up mode.|
|Control panel LCD:||Indicates recording mode, number of remaining pictures, card error, flash modes, self-timer, battery check, macro mode, spot metering mode, exposure compensation, manual white balance, burst mode, panorama mode, and images stored in RAM buffer.|
|Self-timer:||Electronic self-timer with 12-second delay.|
|Other connectors:||Serial computer/printer connector, AC adapter connector and NTSC video out connector.|
|Date and time:||Recorded with picture|
|Automatic calendar:||Up to year 2030|
(option with Olympus
P-300 or P-330
|Single print, index print, multi-prints, mirror prints, date stamp prints, 16-up prints, selected image print|
22-104F/0-40 C (operation)
-4-140F/-20-60 C (storage)
|Power supply:||Camera comes with 4-AA alkaline batteries, and can use AA Ni-Cad, Ni-MH or Lithium batteries. C-7AU AC adapter optional. Ni-MH recommended for use.|
|Low Power mode|
5-in. (W) X 2.6-in. (H) X 2.1-in. (D)
127mm (W) X 66.5mm(H) X 53mm(D)
|Weight:||9.5oz. /270gr. without batteries or SmartMedia card.|
Adobe PhotoDeluxe (Mac/Win)
Enroute QuickStitch (Mac/Win)
Olympus Camedia Master (Mac/Win)
|System requirements:||CD-ROM drive, 24MB RAM or greater, 75MB free hard drive space. Monitor with 256 colors (millions of colors recommended) 640 X 480 screen resolution or greater.|
|Windows compatible:||Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0|
|Macintosh compatible:||Power PC Mac OS 7.6 or later.|
Standard RS-232 interface (Sub-D 9 pin connector –Windows, or mode/printer port Mac).
Optional floppy disk compatibility with FlashPath adapter.
Optional PCMCIA adapter compatibility.
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