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Olympus D-490 Zoom

Olympus updates a popular 1.3 megapixel model to 2 megapixels, with improved features.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 10/28/2000


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Olympus Camedia D-490 Zoom


General

Model Name:

Olympus Camedia D-490 Zoom 
Model Number: D-490Z 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $599.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available:  
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 12.3 oz (350 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 5.0 x 2.6 x 2.1 in.
(127 x 67 x 54 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 1.92
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels:  
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 1.6x, 2x, 2.5x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 80 cm to Infinity
32.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 - 80 cm
8.2 - 32.7 in
Min Macro Area: 73 x 54 mm
2.9 x 2.1 in
Min Aperture: f/8.6
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8, f/5.6 (wide angle); f/4.4, f/8.6 (telephoto) (two settings) 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image 
Optical VF Accuracy: 90%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 61,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 5
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent 
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time: 1/2 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.50 EV
Metering Modes: ESP digital (Multi Segment), Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 12 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 7
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-In, Red-Eye, Slow-Sync, Slow-Sync w/Red-Eye Reduction, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.0
Flash Range Description: 0.2 - 4.0m wide angle, 0.2 - 2.6m telephoto 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SmartMedia 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 8.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial
Other Connection:  
Included Software: Olympus Camedia, TWAIN driver, Photoshop plug-in, Enroute QuickStitch (Panoramas) 
OS Compatibility: PC, Mac 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.800 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.170 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.300
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 60.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 15.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium, NiCd, NiMH (4 NiMH recommended) 
Batteries Included:  
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Camera has panorama-shooting assist mode when using Olympus SmartMedia cards. Maximum sequence-mode speed is only with LCD Off. Official spec lists compatibility to 64MB SmartMedia. Independent test by Digitalkamera.de lists camera as compatible with SmartMedia to 128MB. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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