Steve reviews Canon's Brio zoom!|
(Monday, June 25, 2001 - 13:32 EDT)
First review we've seen thus far of Olympus' D-150 Zoom digicam...
Steve Sanders over at Steve's Digicams has been as busy as we have recently it seems, posting four new reviews over the weekend. In the second of these, Steve takes a look at Olympus' Camedia Brio D-150 Zoom, the first review we've seen of the camera thus far. The Brio zoom was announced in early May, and the camera is similar to the 1.3 megapixel Brio D-100 but in a slightly thicker/heavier chassis that accomodates a 3x optical zoom lens.
"Overall the image quality is quite good for a 1280 x 960 camera. The color rendition is excellent and I was satisfied with the saturation on 95% of the pictures, even macro-flash pictures were handled properly. The most annoying thing to me was the lack of a sequential numbering option for the filenames that it creates. This means that if you swap memory cards you can end up with duplicate filenames if pictures are taken on the same day. For more on the Brio zoom, read Steve's 3-page review, accompanied by a range of sample images. Note that since Olympus names its cameras differently around the world, the Brio zoom will be known to our European and Japanese readers as the C-1ZOOM; the review should apply pretty much equally to the camera under either name...
Steve's Digicams website
If you want a very compact point-n-shoot with fast shot to shot time and a high quality 3x zoom that's capable of making 4x6" or 5x7" prints and fits in your pocket then the D-150 may be just what you are looking for."