Reviews and Problems with Olympus D-540 Zoom / C-310 / X-100
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Olympus D-540 Zoom
1 June 2004
Excerpt: Physical Views The Camedia D-540 Zoom compared in size to a CD. The Camedia D-540 Zoom and the Camedia D-580 Zoom . Continue on to Page Two D-540 Zoom Specifications CCD Imager 3.2 Megapixel Effective 3.3 Megapixel Total 1/3.7 Type CCD Lens Olympus 3 aspherical glass zoom lens 5.8 - 17.4mm (38 - 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 7 lenses in 6 groups Seamless Digital Zoom Seamless to 10x (3x optical and 3.3x digital combined) Aperture Range f2.9/5.0 - f7.0 Shutter...
Conclusion: Actually, macro-focussing lenses tend to have a reputation for performing well at more normal distances, which is the case here as well. The C-310 was good and sharp at both portrait distances and extreme close-ups.
Summary: Announced by Olympus at the same time as the
the C-310 Zoom has a recommended retail price that is £30
less than its big brother, yet the cheaper model doesn't concede
anything in terms of ease-of-use or image quality. Indeed,
the C-310 Zoom has a couple of features that actually better
the C-360Zoom. The Super Macro mode allows you focus as close
as 2cm, whereas on the C-360Zoom it "only" focuses
to 7cms away from your subject.
Summary: Conclusion: The Olympus Camedia C-310 is a compact 3 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and a decent 1.8" screen. Even though the camera is nearly a year old, the camera takes good quality pictures and is very good value for money. The camera records unlimited 15fps videos without sound. It is very easy to use, and produces good images with good colour, saturation and detail.
Cons: Slow flash recharge time (officially 6 seconds), Quite high noise indoors, No custom white balance, Displays low-battery warning even though I can continue to take a number of photos.