Production update for Olympus D-520 Zoom posted|
(Tuesday, August 27, 2002 - 10:00 EDT)
This one is certainly long overdue - I confess that I kept getting sidetracked by more "exciting" cameras (like Olympus' own C-4000 Zoom, which I just completed an exhaustive review of.)
Apologies to all the readers who've been waiting for my update on the D-520 Zoom! It's worth the wait, I think: I was quite impressed with the D-520's image quality. It tended to have a slightly warm white balance, but its color rendering was very natural-looking, with accurate hues and appropriate saturation. Resolution was good too, at least for a two megapixel, scoring better than some recent models from other "name brand" players.
It's main limitations are that it doesn't do too well under low light conditions, and its macro performance is a bit below average. It's biggest strong point is amazing battery life, particularly for a two-cell AA-based camera.
Check the updated review for all the info, or see the sample pictures page for the photo examples, or check the "picky details" page for the power and timing information.