Olympus D-590 Zoom Review

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Olympus Camedia D-590 Zoom

Playback Screens & Menus

When you switch to Playback mode the last picture captured is displayed full screen with a minimal amount of overlay information (image quality, time/date, and folder-file number).

Olympus Camedia D-590

Pressing the OK/MENU button brings up this menu screen. The Left button will toggle the amount of overlay information displayed, the Down button employs the Erase function, the Up button starts an automated slide show, and the Right button will take you to the full Play menu.

Olympus Camedia D-590

This screen shows the maximum amount of overlay information shown with an image. It displays file folder number (100), picture number (0069), image quality (SHQ), image size (2272 x 1704), exposure compensation (0.0), white balance (AUTO), date (12/14/04), and time (14:09.)

Olympus Camedia D-590

Pressing the wide angle zoom control enables the thumbnail index mode. Under the Setup menu, you can select to display 4, 9 or 16 thumbnails to quickly locate a desired image on your memory card. The green "movie camera" indicates that the image is a video file.

Olympus Camedia D-590

While viewing an image full screen, you can press the telephoto zoom control and magnify an image from 1.5x to 4.0x (0.5x steps). Once enlarged you can move around the image using the 4-way controller to examine the picture for color, focus, etc.

Olympus Camedia D-590

You can also opt to rotate an image for correct display. This changes the orientation of the image and makes viewing much easier.

Olympus Camedia D-590

Pressing the OK/MENU button when the file is a movie brings up this menu of options. The INFO option works the same as with still images, it controls the amount of overlay information displayed at the start of a movie. The Mode Menu accesses the Card and Setup menus, Erase will delete the movie from the xD card, and the MOVIE PLAY option allows you to play the movie in the camera.

Olympus Camedia D-590

While the movie is playing, the run time and total time is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen. You can then fast forward, rewind, and adjust the volume using the 4-way controller.

Olympus Camedia D-590


      - Protects selected images from deletion

      - Rotates images for proper orientation

      - Stores print reservation data on the card

      - Enables you to add sound to a still pictures


      BLACK&WHITE - Changes images to Black&White

      SEPIA - Changes images to Sepia tone

      - Makes the file size smaller and saves it as a new picture


      ALL ERASE - Deletes all images on the xD card

      FORMAT - Formats the xD card


      ALL RESET - Reset all settings to default.

      - Allows you to select the language for on-screen display

      PW On Setup - Sets the picture/sound displayed at startup

      COLOR - Change menu color theme (Normal, Brown, Blue, Black)

      VOLUME - Audio playback volume level

      - Beep sound: Off, Low, High

      - Adjust LCD back light intensity

      - Set the time and date

      VIDEO OUT - Selectable between NTSC or PAL

      - Thumbnail display: 4, 9 or 16 images

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