Olympus D-340L review

Started Nov 19, 2001 | User reviews
Unknown user 69234
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Olympus D-340L review
Nov 19, 2001

3 years on and still going strong. Known as the 840L in the UK, this was my first DC and I still love it. Good colour balance, detail and sharpness for a 1.3 MP camera with a smallish lense. Particularly impressive in low light (dusk) - will happily auto focus and still produce good pics.

The SHQ (1280x960) mode produces bright and appealing 400k images. HQ (also 1280x960) is superfluous - there isn't enough detail for the large image size. SQ (640x480) shots are ideal for web/email - they seem to have less artifacts (compression?) than other low res 640x480's I have seen.

After a year I upgraded to an Olympus C-1400XL SLR (D-620L in USA), intending to sell the 840L. But I find that I still use this little camera more, even without a zoom, because it will live in my pocket/glovebox and produces consistently good results.

Problems:

Totally reliable, even at -29 C in Canada! Serial interface desperately slow, but easily solved with a card reader. Battery usage OK, but needs Ni-Mh's

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