Review posted for Olympus Stylus 400 Digital!|
(Wednesday, April 23, 2003 - 17:26 EDT)
This camera is the "big brother" to the Stylus 300 Digital, which I reviewed a little while ago.
The two models are virtually identical, except that the 400 sports a 4.0 megapixel sensor, vs the 3.2 megapixel chip in the 300. All the features and functions are the same, so if you've already read my review of the Stylus 300, you pretty well know how the 400 works as well. I say "pretty well" though, because I found the image quality of the Stylus 400 to be a bit better than that of its lower-priced sibling. Color was a bit better, and it seemed to have better tonality as well, with its images turning out less contrasty, with better-preserved highlight detail.
I think both Digital Stylus models are going to be very popular with consumers this year, as they're very appealing little cameras that take good photos, and that have the added advantage of significant waterproofing so you don't have to worry about rainstorms or a splash of water here and there. Plus, something that really doesn't come across in a review: They just *feel good* in your hand.
If you're in the market for a compact digicam, be sure to check this one out!