Reviews and Problems with Olympus D-560 Z / C-350 / X250
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Olympus D-560 Digital Camera
Bobster, REVIEW STREAM
25 July 2014
Excerpt: The Olympus D-560 zoom is an easy to use digital camera with excellent picture quality at an affordable price. Unfortunately, it apparently wasn’t built to last. I had mine just over a year, took less than a hundred pictures with it, never dropped it, and it froze up on …
Summary: I have had the pleasure of owning this camera since Sept. 03 when I purchased it on my way to a military deployment in Kosovo. It worked great in all situations that is found in the moist cold environment of the Balkins in my 9 months there. I was thinking of replcing it with a new higher MP camera for my recent deployment to Iraq however I have been putting it off for some time because the darn camera is still kicking.
Summary: I really enjoy having this camera. As a music student, I'm busy, I don't have time to fuss with a camera, and this one has continued to hold up to my mild abuse. It's sturdy, compact, durable, and lives in my backpack all the time, unharmed. For a point-and-shoot camera, it produces many high-quality pictures (all of the example photos are ones I took), and the camera is really easy to learn to use.
Summary: This camera is great, and also horrible. I've had it for about a year now. Great ----- o Lightweight o Very small and portable o Cheap o Cool "macro" mode for close-ups o Nice 3x optical zoom o Takes great outdoor pictures in full sun o Takes great indoor close shots o Hold a LOT of pictures in a 256MB xD card. Horrible -------- o Eats batteries - of all types - forget Alkalines - takes maybe 20 photos, with Lithium, takes maybe 50.
Summary: I bought this one after much research when my Fuji A210 was lost. As other previous reviewers have said, it takes great outdoor pictures as long as I choose the right white balance for the lighting. Pictures are sharp and color is saturated. As for the indoor pictures, the objects need to be within the flash range. If they are within 10 ft, the camera takes great pictures. But as soon as the objects are beyond 10 ft or so, the pictures become bad (very blurry and dark).
Almost bought this, then saw the new model: Olympus D540
E. Isidro "hotdealsfreak", Amazon
9 June 2004
Summary: First of all, please note that the clam-shell design for this camera (D560) is NOT weatherproof - it has no rubberised seals & liners like the Olympus Stylus series (models 300/400/410). So, if protection against the elements is a must, buy one from the Stylus range instead. This camera is indeed a real battery hog as reported by other users, because last year I was testing my colleague's newly purchased D560 unit (known in Europe/Asia as C-350) when it drained 2 new...
Summary: Batteries: 1)Yes, the D560 can go through batteries, but as others have said, buy some NIMHs, always carry a spare charged set, and you won't have a problem. Lithiums are a nice idea, but they're expensive. 2)Use the viewfinder, not the LCD. ALL digitals will drain batteries much more quickly with the LCD on. Besides, when you're outside in bright light, it's hard to see the LCD screen at all. Quality: I was astounded at the quality of pictures I get with this camera.
Summary: I have had a digital camera for several years now. I bought one of those Sony Mavica and though it's an excellent camera it's heavy and somewhat unhandy with constantly changing disks. When I got into ghost hunting it proved to be even more unhandy and bulky so I started looking for a light weight easy to use camera.
Summary: I admit I am a strong devote of Olympus cameras, going all the way back to my OM2 and tiny XA 35mm cameras. Oly has always figured out how to do good things in small spaces, and this camera is no exception. This is my fourth Oly digicam over the years (D-340L, 460, 2020z), purchased for situations where pocketability is important. First, the much discussed battery issue. NEVER use alkalines.