Review posted for Olympus Stylus 600 Digital|
(Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 10:56 EST)
Olympus continues to refine their very popular Stylus line of digital cameras and the six megapixel, 3x-zoom Olympus Stylus 600 is once again one of the best Stylus models to date.
Its body design is trim and compact, with a button-based interface simpler than that found on earlier models. It offers the "splash proof" water resistance that makes the Stylus line so practical for go-anywhere photography, and sports a big, beautiful 2.5-inch LCD monitor to view your photos on. We usually find cameras with only LCD viewfinders difficult to use in low light conditions, but the viewfinder in the Stylus 600 "gains up" very nicely, and is quite usable even under very dim lighting.
Lens quality is better than average for a compact, shutter response and cycle time are both good, and the Stylus 600 manages to deliver nice bright-looking color without the unnatural oversaturation seen in so many consumer cameras these days.
Bottom line, the Olympus Stylus 600 is a very portable, highly capable point & shoot camera, with good image quality, a better than average lens, all at a very attractive price point. Its point & shoot simplicity and 24 preset Scene modes will help even novice users bring home great-looking photos.
Another Dave's Pick for Olympus. Read our review of the Olympus Stylus 600 for all the details!