Olympus D-595 Zoom Review

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Olympus Camedia D-595 Zoom

Review Posted 7/21/2005

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The 5.0-megapixel D-595 Zoom combines the power of manual control with the convenience of an easy-to-use design for incredible results. Featuring manual control of shutter speed and aperture options, a 3x optical zoom and 19 shooting modes, the D-595 Zoom combines manual settings with the ease of a point-and-shoot, packing high-end advanced features into an affordable, easy-to-use compact camera.

The 3x optical zoom lens (38-114mm equivalent in 35mm photography f2.8 - f4.9) combines with a 4x digital zoom to deliver a total 12x zoom so virtually no photo opportunity is out of reach. And with the super macro mode it is possible to capture amazingly small details, as tiny as the date on the back of a penny, from as close as 0.8 inches.

TruePic TURBO is a super-charged image processor that significantly enhances image quality and processing speed. Users will experience rapid startup, shutter release and playback, as well as capture sharper, more realistic images.

One of the greatest benefits of digital photography is the ability to compose and review images on the LCD, as it allows users to accurately frame their photographs and make on-the-spot decisions about saving or deleting them. To ensure that users can easily view their subject and frame the best-shot possible, the D-595 Zoom has a, 85,000 pixel 1.8-inch Semi-Transmissive TFT LCD - for easy viewing even in bright sunlight.

Fully automatic snapshots are still as easy as ever, and the inclusion of 19 shooting modes, accessed via a rotating dial and menu button on the back of the camera, makes it easy to capture great images in a variety of lighting situations, such as Portrait, Fireworks, and Indoor. A QuickTime Movie mode with sound enables users to create short movies of events that can be emailed to family and friends. And with the new frame integration function, users can select various colorful, decorative borders for favorite pictures to print or email to friends.

It also features PictBridge technology to make printing quality photos a breeze. Simply connect the camera directly to any PictBridge-enabled printer and start printing right away.

Camedia D-595 Zoom Features:

  • 5.0 megapixel (effective) CCD for image sizes up to 2560x1920
  • Compact design makes the D-595 Zoom easy to handle and carry.
  • 3x optical zoom with 38-114mm coverage (35mm photography equivalent)
  • 1.8-inch color LCD display with 134,000 pixels of resolution
  • 19 shooting modes including Program Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Etc.
  • Olympus TruePic TURBO image processor for increased performance
  • 320x240 resolution QuickTime movie mode with audio
  • Automatic Pixel Mapping checks the CCD and re-maps it for maximum performance.
  • Removable xD-Picture Card storage, 16MB included
  • Automatic Noise Reduction when using Night Scene mode.
  • Built-in multi mode flash
  • Powered by 2 AA or 1 CR-V3 type battery
  • Auto-Connect USB for hassle-free downloads
  • PictBridge Compliant

The D-595 Zoom is available now with an MSRP of $219.99. It includes (2) AA alkaline batteries, USB cable (Win/Mac), Audio/Video cable, wrist strap, Quick Start Guide, Quick Reference Guide, basic instruction manual, CD-ROM with OLYMPUS Master software and advanced instruction manual, warranty card.

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Olympus Camedia D-595 Zoom

Olympus Camedia D-595 Zoom

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Olympus Camedia D-595 Zoom

Olympus Camedia D-595 Zoom

Olympus Camedia D-595 Zoom

The Camedia D-595 Zoom compared in size to a CD.

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D-595 Zoom Specifications

CCD Imager 5.0 megapixel effective, 5.0 megapixel gross, 1/2.5" CCD
Lens 6.3 - 18.9mm (38 - 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 5 groups (including 3 aspherical elements)
Seamless Digital Zoom Seamless to 12x (3x optical and 4x digital combined)
Aperture Range f2.8 - f4.9 (adjustable in 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter Speeds 1/2000 sec. - 15 sec.
ISO Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400 (equivalent)
Recording Mode(s) Still Image: DCF Standard (JPEG, EXIF 2.21), PIM III
Movie Mode: DCF Standard (QuickTime® motion JPEG)
Adjustable Resolutions 2560 x 1920, SHQ High/HQ Normal
1600 x 1200, SQ1 Normal
640 x 480, SQ2 Normal
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) PictBridge and DPOF
Image Adjustment Modes Still Image: Frame Integration
Movie: Frame Edit, Frame Index, Frame Capture
Image Effects Black & White, Sepia/Two-in-one
Panorama Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with Olympus Master Software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™
Sequence 1.2 frames per second up to 5 frames
Viewfinder External
LCD 1.8" Color TFT, approx. 85,000 pixels
Focusing System TTL Contrast detection
Focusing Ranges Normal Mode: 19.7" (0.5m) - infinity
Macro Mode: 7.9" (0.2m) - infinity
Super Macro Mode: 0.8" (20mm)
Exposure Control ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Metering System Digital ESP, Spot
White Balance System iESP2 multi-pattern auto TTL
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-eye Reduction
Flash Working Range Wide: 12.5 ft. (3.8m); Tele 7.2 ft. (2.2m)
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card™ (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB)
Selftimer/Remote 12 seconds/Auto
Setting Memorization On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Outer Connectors USB Connecter (Auto-Connect), Audio/Video and DC input
Auto-connect USB 2.0 Full Speed (a.k.a. USB 1.1 speed)
Image Playback Still Image: Index display, Up to 5x enlargement, Slide show, Scene rotation
Movie: Normal, Reverse, Frame-by-frame
Operating Environment Operation: 32° - 104°F (0° - 40°C), 30% - 90% humidity
Storage: -4° - 140°F (-20° - 60°C), 10% - 90% humidity
Power Supply AA batteries (x2), Lithium (CR-V3), AC Adapter
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099
Calendar Automatic up to 2099
Size 4.1"W x 2.4"H x 1.4"D (104.5mm x 60.5mm x 36.2mm)
Weight 5.3 oz. (150g) without battery and media card
Number of Storable Photos
Quality Mode Resolution 128MB xD-Picture Card 512MB xD-Picture Card
Still image
(w/o sound)
Unit: shots
SHQ 2560 x 1920 35 shots 142 shots
HQ 2560 x 1920 105 shots 420 shots
SQ1 1600 x 1200 257 shots 1030 shots
SQ2 640 x 480 1330 shots 5324 shots
Still image
(w/ sound)
Unit: shots
SHQ 2560 x 1920 35 shots 141 shots
HQ 2560 x 1920 102 shots 409 shots
SQ1 1600 x 1200 241 shots 968 shots
SQ2 640 x 480 997 shots 3993 shots
(w/o sound)
Unit: min.
HQ 320 x 240 193 sec. 774 sec.
SQ 320 x 240 387 sec. 1548 sec.
Unit: min.
HQ 320 x 240 190 sec. 762 sec.
SQ 320 x 240 375 sec. 1503 sec.
All capacity figures are approximate.
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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