Olympus D-600L

Announced Sep 10, 1997 •
1 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 36 – 110 mm (3.1×)
Frank LaRosa
 
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I bought one in 1999 and used it on and off for a couple years. Bottom line is it just wasn't what I expected in a digital SLR. I wanted more manual control. The photos I got were decent, occasionally really good. Olympus went to a lot of trouble to build an unusual camera with an optical viewfinder, but they really crippled it on the software side by not including more options and controls. Battery life was ample. Problems: Focusing was a nightmare. Time after time, I would spend several ...

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Richard Slay
 
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I've owned this camera for about 3-4 years and still use it. Its great for outdoor shots or whenever you have a lot of light. Indoors or low light shots are difficult due to the camera having a difficult time focusing. It is a great camera for passing pics around via email or the web. You can also print high quality pics up to a 5x7 and I've even printed a few 8x10 that came out very well. The menus are also well laid out and easy to use. Problems: None to report. I would highly suggest ...

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Ian Yates
 
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Suprisingly still using this camera today. Love the SLR type viewfinde, which I miss dearly on my Uzi. A great backup camera which has served me well over the years. My wife uses it when we go out together. Not really come across the battery usage problem. Got a 46mm generic lens cap to go on the UV filter and now the 1.45X teleconverter snaps on and off without constant removal of the step up ring! This camera is so good that I did not sell it to partly pay for my new Uzi. I keep the camera ...

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dan benau
 
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This was my first digital camera. I waited until the price went below $1K. Have taken a few thousand pics with it. It's light to carry, the lens is excellent. Zoom is good and fast considering camera's age. Focus in bright daylight is excellent. Still a good amateur camera. I still use it as a backup. Problems: Very slow to write image compared even to later Olympus models. Need to lock focus on contrasty subject and then recompose in less than bright daylight. Only up to 32 Meg Smart ...

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A fav choice among adv amateur photogs entering digital photography a couple years back. I got mine for just under USD$250 recently. While dated (serial port! 32MB max cap!), I liked its styling (look at the masses of ugly 'futuristic' tourist-style stuff...'Cool'pix990??-great camera with the looks of a geektoy...) and surprising image quality (thanks to its excellent lens) Good flash shots. One impt point I never see mentioned is that the sealed non-extending lens-body is a crucial factor ...

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Henry Falkner
 
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It was my second digital camera, but the first one to allow prints up to A4 size. It was a digital workalike for the Olympus IS-2000 35mm all-in-one SLR that I stiil own. I was very comfortable with it, and I have retained the shots I took then. Problems: Comparison of electronic circuit board pictures with the C-900 ZOOM suggests that the resolution was obtained by extrapolation, a common ploy at that time. I had to use lithium batteries, because Ni-MeH rechargeables were not yet available ...

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I bought this camera around when it first came out. Cost me around $720.00 US. This will probably be the last Olympus digital I buy. I've had no problem with the quality of the pictures it produces and I've actually enjoyed taking pictures with it because it is an SLR camera (call me old-fashioned, I like looking through a lens). I'm probably going to sell this puppy after a while and here's why... Problems: Quite a few annoying problems. The first one is it sucks batteries! I even went ...

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98-99 Euro DigiCam of the year. Excellent images even by today's standards (esp for a 1+ MP CCD). Limited min 1/4s shutter spd can be 'pushed' by using the pre-focus modes and +3 exp comp for low-light shots. Use photoshop etc to push gamma/contrast to improve underexposed low-light shot but at cost of image. Excellent high-contrast shots eg dawn-dusk using useful spot-meter. Very cheap nowadays for a used one (got mine early 2001 for ~US$200) One of the few digicams which doesn't look and ...

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a VERY fussy camera which is fine for still objects in bright light, otherwise forget it!

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My first digital camera, I've since bought a sony DSC-S85. My wife has kept the olympus. It has served us very well for over 4 years. Trouble free excellent images (for the resolution & era) Been really happy with it. Excellent choice for a newbie if you can find someone that will part with a used one!!! Problems: Low light focus (corrected when you use the manual override, but still annoying!)

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