Olympus D-490 Zoom (C990Z)

Announced Aug 1, 2000 •
2 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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Locked up after three months but, overall I have been very satisfied with my camera, Problems: after just a few months of use the camera locked up completely and the lens would not retract. I had to send it to Olympus for repair and was without a camera for a few weeks. Olympus had to replace some board inside the camera. When I last used the camera the batteries read fully charged, but while the camera was locked up it apparently was draining the batteries. Olympus sent the camera back ...

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Thanks for all the reviews, I bought my second D490Z at CompUSA for $349 (yes, you read it right), if you are still hesitating, your headache is over. I won't waste time repeating all the great features, the only concern is the camera door, just don't know how long before the contact switch would fail and the lenz refuses to come zoooming out :-) Problems: no problems so far, anybody has a suggestion on a cheap & reliable CD-RW drive?

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This is my first Digicam. I've been looking at them for years but only now have price and performance really hit an acceptable level. When I decided last fall that I was finally going to purchase, I spent about 3 months researching all sorts of different models. No matter what I looked at, I kept coming back to the Olympus D-490. I liked the idea of having an uncompressed .tiff mode, I liked the panorama and quicktime movie features, and I liked the point-n-shoot simplicity. Now that I've ...

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This is our first digital camera, like most folks we had been waiting for the cost/performance curve to move to a reasonalble level. Our requirements were 2Mpx and easy to use (autofocus) with $500 or so to invest. We have been using a Minolta SLR on which the autofocus died, which my wife has threatened to drive the car over, but which I can still use if I want to be Joe Shutterbug. After much research and comparison, we decided on the 490Z. We purchased the camera from B&H photo just ...

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If you were complaining about that has no USB. Well, go to OLYMPUS.com, the have an offer for a USB reader/writer for free. That just makes the camera perfect. Problems: Any problem so far!

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Generally I liked the camera. However, I found the photos contain some random yellow spots/string. It becomes a problem when you want to view at actual pixel setting or enlarge part of the picture. Problems: Yellow spots or strings found in pictures taken inside my house. Asked the store to replace the camera and I still see the same picture quality problem. Has anyone else seen the same problem?

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Wow!! This is the Camera for the masses. Good overall compact construction, pretty good Features, Excellent Image quality, Excellent ease of use and excellent Value for the money all add up to an instant hit for Oly. If you have been looking for a decent Digicam at a reaonable price with some "bells and whistle" yet not yet commited to the complete "prosumer" grade of these devices, then welcome to Digital Photography heaven. Out of the box, less than 30 minutes reading time and you are on ...

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Prior to purchasing the Oly 490Z I did extensive research on the newsgroup rec.photo.digital and all the review sites I could find on the web. I wanted to get a camera with zoom, 2-3 m.p, macro, and basically a point and shoot because my wife said it should be or she wouldn't use. Something about learning curves etc. I narrowed my choice down to the Olympus 490Z and the Nikon coolpix 800. My decision to buy the Oly was made because it was 3x zoom vs 2x for Nikon and because I wanted to ...

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Well I was a long-time manual SLR user, just waiting for the price/performance of digital to come down to where I was prepared to compromise. Wait no more. Olympus have a winner on their hands with the D-490Z. I got mine in Singapore where it is badged as the D-990Z, and now comes as standard with 32MB memory card, no lithium batteries (just alkaline) for a rrp of S$990. I bargained mine down to S$890, you may be able to do better. I love the balance and weight, the built-in lens protector ...

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