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D-550 Zoom
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D-550 Zoom


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: D-550 Zoom

Manufacturer: Olympus

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Page By: IdahoClimber

Created/Edited: Dec 10, 2003 / Dec 10, 2003

Object ID: 911

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3.0 megapixel CCD (effective) allows for high-quality prints of 8" x 10" and beyond.

Compact and elegant design makes the D-550 Zoom easy to handle and carry.

A 2.8x optical and 3.6x digital zoom combine for a seamless 10x zoom for outstanding range.

Auto-Connect USB feature means the digital camera can be easily connected to almost any USB-equipped computer for quick downloading of images, without any additional driver software to be installed.

5 Scene Program Modes: Self-Portrait; Portrait; Night Scene; Landscape; and Landscape + Portrait.

Variety of resolution selections including the new 3:2 aspect mode for perfect size for framing prints.

Olympus's TruePicTM technology optimizes the image quality for picture sharpness, contrast, true colors and gradation in all picture resolutions

Automatic Noise Reduction technology ensures rich color and sharp detail when shooting long exposures in low light in Night Scene mode- Automatic Pixel Mapping checks the CCD and re-maps it for maximum CCD performance

Get the perspective you want using clear optical viewfinder or the 1.8" LCD

New menu design makes it easier to select and adjust the features you want when shooting pictures

QuickTime® movie mode provides an exciting alternative to still image capture for those "don't miss" moments.


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IdahoClimberUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Was given to me as a christmas present last year from my girlfriend. Plain and simple it has been my most used piece of gear.

Some of the things that set this apart from the rest of the cameras out there include.

1) Being able to use AA batteries. I bought a set of rechargeables that last me a long time (5 trips at least) But if they run out I can go into any store anywhere and get a battery.

2) The camedia softwear that comes with the camera allows for rapid downloads and effective processing of pictures.

3) Durablity-It has been dropped no less than a dozen times and still shoots great pictures time and again.
Posted Dec 10, 2003 2:12 pm

Brett AUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

My dad has a D-560, which I believe is quite similar to the 550. I have used it on several small trips when I want some good people picture, when my maxxum 5 has b&w film in it. Although I am not too familiar with digital, I was quite surprised by this little camera. It has some creative control too. I was able to make a really cool picture in a snowcave with candles by turning the flash off. The effect was really cool.

I used to have a similar film version of this camera. The compact design is nice, and the contracting lens makes it very tough. It's a pretty good outdoor camera for the casual or not-so-casual photographer.
Posted May 27, 2004 3:10 am

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