Review posted for Olympus D-390|
(Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 12:17 EDT)
Olympus is clearly one of the leading digicam manufacturers, with many excellent models across a wide range of price points. (In my mind, led by their outstanding C-5050, introduced at the very end of last year.)
Given its exceptional pedigree then, my testing of their D-390 model was a significant disappointment. In a marked departure from the rest of their line, I found its color disappointing and garish and overall image quality a solid notch below what I've come to expect from Olympus. While this *is* a very inexpensive camera with features well-suited to entry-level users, I think there are more worthy models on the market in its price bracket.
Alternatively, since I always recommend that people pay the extra money to get cameras with zoom lenses anyway, I'd suggest saving your pennies until you could afford Olympus' own much more capable D-560 Zoom. See my review for all the details...