Olympus D-630 / FE-5500

Olympus camera

  • Olympus D-630 / FE-5500 review

    Olympus D-630 is ultra-slim 5.0 megapixel digital camera, featuring an elegant new design for compact portability.

    Olympus D-630 / FE-5500Olympus D-630 / FE-5500 back

    The minimalist beauty of this thin, brushed metal camera is much more than skin deep, with loads of features specifically designed for simplicity.

  • Specifications

    - 5 megapixels
    - 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
    - Auto and manual focus
    - Program and manual exposure
    - 5.1cm/2.0 LCD monitor with 115,000 pixels
    - Slim body at just 24.3mm depth
    - Scene programmes (e.g. Portrait, Night Scene, Landscape)
    - ISO range 64 - 320
    - JPEG file format
    - Lithium-Ion rechargable battery
    - Movie mode with sound.
    - 14MB internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot

  • The 5-megapixel Olympus D-630 debuts as the new top-of-the-line model with more resolution and increased ease of use with an added Help Guide.

    A 3x optical zoom lens rotates into place, giving the camera a modern and sleek look, unique in the D series. At 4.4 ounces and only an inch wide, the D-630 provides consumers with a slim, no-fuss digital camera that is as easily portable as it is to use.

    There are no manual options included on this Olympus Camedia model; the focus is more on automatic settings and user friendliness.

    Inside the camera, the high quality optical system contains three aspherical lens elements and provides 3x zoom power (35mm equiv: 35-105mm) 1:2.8-4.8. Together with a 4x digital zoom this allows a maximum magnification up to 12x. No matter which zoom factor is selected, images will have plenty of detail and definition and come out razor-sharp at a resolution of 5 million pixels.

    Thanks to a variety of scene programmes, such as sports, indoor or landscape, photographers can exercise their creativity while other features like movie recording with sound and Super Macro mode make this a versatile package.

    Images and movies can be reviewed and presented on the 2-inch colour LCD monitor and are saved in the 14MB internal memory. For greater storage requirements, a slot for xD-Picture Cards is provided via which photographers can then also enjoy the added benefit of a panorama shooting functionality.

    The Olympus Camedia D-630 should appeal to first-time point-and-shoot photographers who desire an ultra compact digital camera.

  • Source - dpreview