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Olympus Brio D-150

Olympus squeezes a 3x zoom lens into its slim, pocketable 1.3 megapixel "Brio" design.

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Page 1:Intro and Highlights

Review First Posted: 7/11/2001

1.3-megapixel sensor, delivering 1,280 x 960 pixel images
Ultra-slim profile for a 3x zoom camera
Easy user interface
Excellent picture quality for a 1.3 megapixel digicam

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Manufacturer Overview
Over the past several years, Olympus has been a dominant player in the digicam marketplace. It boasts one of the broadest digital camera lineups in the industry, with numerous models ranging from pure entry-level, point-and-shoot digicams to the incredible pro-level E-10 SLR. With the Brio Zoom D-150, Olympus has crafted an exceptionally sleek little 1.3-megapixel digicam that's the essence of pocketability. Better yet, it's added a 3x zoom lens and given up nothing in the image-quality department to achieve the small size. Just like its fixed-focus companion model, the Brio D-100, the Zoom D-150 displays excellent sharpness and color rendition, easily competing with more expensive models.

High Points

  • 1.3-megapixel CCD delivering image resolutions as high as 1,280 x 960 pixels.
  • Real-image optical viewfinder and 1.5-inch color LCD monitor.
  • 3x, 5-15mm lens (equivalent to a 38-114mm lens on a 35mm camera).
  • 2x digital zoom.
  • Aperture settings from f/2.4 - f/9.
  • Shutter speeds from 1/1,000 to 1/2 second.
  • Programmed automatic exposure.
  • Adjustable white balance with five modes.
  • Built-in flash with five operating modes.
  • Sequential shooting mode.
  • Images saved in JPEG format to SmartMedia card (8MB card included).
  • USB cable w / USB AutoConnect for instant image download to compatible PCs.
  • Software CD loaded with Camedia Master 2.5 for Macintosh and PC platforms.
  • Power from one CR-V3 lithium battery pack (included) or two AA batteries.
  • NTSC video cable included (PAL for European models).
  • DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility.

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