Olympus D-600L review

Started Jun 28, 2003 | User reviews
Frank LaRosa Forum Member • Posts: 77
Olympus D-600L review

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.


Focusing was a nightmare. Time after time, I would spend several minutes trying to get the autofocus to lock on something. This happened to me not only in low-light, but anytime. The last straw was when I took my D-600L on a hiking trip and could not manage to shoot more than 10 pictures the whole day, and half came out blurry! This was outdoors in bright sunshine. It was an especially disappointing turnout considering I had to carry this large and heavy thing 25 miles through a canyon. After that I gave it away, it was more trouble than it was worth.

Olympus D-600L
1 megapixels • 1.8 screen • 36 – 110 mm (3.1×)
Announced: Sep 10, 1997
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