Olympus D-620L (C1400XL)

Announced Nov 2, 1998 •
1 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 36 – 110 mm (3.1×)
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This camera is bought secondhand in 2001. A sturdy camera that works still to the day (2005). Image quality is as expected from a 1.3 megapixel image. The build of this camera is actually better than the C2500L. Easy and fast to use. Thanks to the buffer I can take upto 5 pictures in a row without a problem. This old camera is still being used now-and-then and really brings back memories... Problems: None so far... The focus in low light is not too great but is easily corrected by using the ...

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I'm very disappointed with the C1400XL. I upgraded from a D840L (340L in US) about 18 mths ago. My first digital SLR, though I've had 35mm SLRs in the past. The images are very sharp for a 1.4 MP, even in HQ (middle res), due no doubt to the large lens, but they exhibit EXCESSIVE contrast. In even moderately bright conditions, pale colours are washed out, and shadows are so black that no amount of post processing can retrieve any detail. I can sometimes get a decent image by bracketing every ...

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I bought mine over two years ago, and it has withstood the test of time. Not only has this camera been durable (it has survived a 3-4 foot fall to concrete, and a couple of other drops) The image quality is still excellent. For day-to-day shooting it works great; though a user needs to know its limitations to achieve the best results. Low light can be a bit of a problem, it could also do a little better for indoor action shots. But overall it is a great day-to-day camera that an take great ...

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It was an upgrade from my first digicam (0.8 meg Fuji) and what a pleasure to use; especially the SLR type viewfinder, giving good battery life. The images were really good, for a 1.3 meg model. Physically a bit on the big side but obviously not intended as point and shoot. Very difficult to fault this camera. Problems: As others have commented, some focusing difficulty at times but careful use overcame this, mostly.

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Una camara fisicamente impresionante, pero realmente esperaba mas de ella, claro es el dinosaruio de las camaras digitales y para su epoca (1997) era de lo mas avanzado, lo molesto es que en mexico vendan este producto "carisimo" y como si fuera reciente Problems: el display se mancho al poco tiempo de uso

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My first digital camera which I've owned since 1998. 3 years later and 5000+ photos I must say that the best thing about it is the photo quality. The colors are true, and the resolution (1280x1024) is excellent. I can almost anticipate the quality of the shots before they even appear on the LCD. This camera delivers a consistent picture quality. Overall, this is an excellent beginner through amature camera. I think I will always keep this camera around for general occasions. Problems: E ...

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The Olympus D-620L is an outstanding camera. I upgraded from a D-600L about a year ago. The 620 offers outstanding picture quality, is easy to use, and can accept an external flash.. A MUST for indoor photographers.. The internal flash is good for about 7' at best but as a fill flash it works great .. or for macro.. I use a Postit stickon note pad as a defuser and get GREAT results.. ONCE you try a true SLR digital you will never want to go back to one of those rangefinger types. Problems: ...

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I agree with the other reviewers comments about the problems in low-light. However, for outdoors photography, you can get some great shots.

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C1400XL was my second Olympus Digital, and the SLR feature was the compelling reason I bought it. Compared to the C-820L, this camera had speed and feel of a 35mm camera. Some of my first images are stil at my homepage (http://www.xs4all.nl/~fredfell). Problems: Low light focusing, cyan overtone.

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SLR "through the Lens" Viewfinder, 43mm threaded lens - perfect for using addon lenses & filters. No problems swapping batteries & memory cards when used on a tripod. The camera is pretty fast, quick power up and switching from record to play mode and vice versa without huge delays/rebooting. Sequence shooting in full res possible. My 620L performed without any problems for about a year now. Problems: Low-light focussing is tricky. LCD Display has inferior resolution.

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