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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 exceeded our expectations in every manner possible.

  1. D-400 Digital ZOOM 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 we 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.

  2. C-3030 Digital ZOOM 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 photos are superior to comparable cameras.

    Adjusting the color and lighting is 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 record 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, for 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 E-10.

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