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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Expensive at the time, this camera should have been better than it is. It won't reliably focus in low light, and there is no good way to be sure the focus is OK. The lens shows a LOT of barrel distortion at the wide end.

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