Technical Product/Training Overview
Olympus Digital Filmless Cameras
The Sports Network has had the recent pleasure of utilizing and
"testing" two of Olympus' recent additions to the very competitive
world of digital cameras. The two models, D-400 and C-3030, absolutely
our expectations in every manner possible.
D-400 Digital ZOOM - After the first view and "feel" of the D-400 with its
its sleek design we were instantly inclined to believe that it would be
easy to hold and manipulate as and when necessary, especially in the venue of
sports photography where facility and speed are critical to anticipated
results. At 1.3 megapixels, the picture quality proved to be
excellent. The color LCD had a high luminescence and was very clear.
With an 8 MB of storage you can easily store as few as 18 and as many as 122
images at different resolutions. When out on the playing field of any sport
found that we were able to zoom in easily on a particular player and the game
action occurring at the time. If the player is in motion all you need to do
is just activate the burst mode and capture each ? second frame. After the
picture has been taken you can review it instantly using the LCD,
although that special moment might not occur again. Still, if another shot
was necessary we were off and running. The situation was not the fault of the
Olympus camera, but our own inability to be in the right place at the right
time. If, on the other hand, you simply don't like the picture you can just
delete it. Downloading pictures is a snap, no pun intended, using the
Camedia software that is included in the package.
C-3030 Digital ZOOM - This is likely dubbed "the professional's
camera" housing an abundance of popular features. With 3.34 Megapixels
of storage at up to 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, quantity and quality of
are superior to comparable cameras.
Adjusting the color and
equally as easy while peering through the LCD display. The C-3030 comes
with 32 MB's of SDRAM built in and this allows you to capture a large
amount of high quality pictures as well as sequenced shots. If you want
to record a movie to add that additional feature to your web site, just
a Quicktime movie with the C-3030. If this is not enough you can also
add the FL-40 photoflash for studio pictures or any number of specialty
lenses. The 3030 even includes a remote control allowing the photographer,
those 15 seconds of fame, to be in the picture as well.
Whether a professional or a novice, everyone will appreciate the
features of the D-400 and the C-3030. Next on our agenda is the Camedia
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