Olympus D-490 Zoom (C990Z)

Announced Aug 1, 2000 •
2 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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I like the D-490 Zoom. I am not extremely impressed with the indoor picture quality unless I set it to TIFF format. Even then the white balance is sometimes off but I can live with it because the outdoor shots, macro shots, and panorama feature are great. I would recommend this camera to anyone who can live with sub-par indoor pictures in exchange for great outdoor pictures and everything else. The QuickTime format is fun too. Problems: 1) indoor pictures could be better 2) My camera ...

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Best strengths: - on/off LCD display saves battery life - dedicated delete button minimizes menu-hunting - multi-frame display of stored images - QuickTime capability - viewfinder - Integrated protective lens cover

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I love the design of this camera and bought it to supplement my Olympus 2000, which is not quite so easy to stuff in a pocket. Unfortunately, there is a trade off in quality for size and convenience. I was expecting a camera that was on par with my Olympus 2000 (also a 2.1 megapixel with the updated version 2020 selling for about $580 in New York). After using this camera for about a week, I have found that the autofocus and metering systems are indeed a step down from that of the 2000. I ...

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I've been putting off buying a digital camera for over a year now. Always reading various reviews and making frequent visits to my local camera and computer stores to check out the latest and greatest digital cameras. Well, my wait is finally over. I bought an Olympus D-490Z. For a long time, sub-megapixel cameras were expensive and yielded poor results. I thought I was going to end up with a megapixel camera but held off. Then came the 2.x megapixel cameras. Price/performance was getting ...

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