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Olympus Camedia D-510 Zoom

Olympus updates its popular 2.1 megapixel D-490 model with a new user interface and improved features.

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Review First Posted: 6/18/2001

2.1 megapixel resolution for 1,600 x 1,200-pixel images
3x optical zoom lens (35-105mm equivalent) with autofocus
Variable ISO, 100 to 400
Spot metering option for difficult lighting conditions
QuickTime Movie features

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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 "near-professional" E-10 SLR. The D-510 Zoom is the company's latest midrange model, featuring a 2.1-megapixel CCD and 3x zoom autofocus lens. The newest upgrade to the D-400 series cameras, the D-510 combines advanced options like variable ISO and spot metering with point-and-shoot simplicity. The real plus is the 3x optical zoom lens, which provides greatly enhanced framing flexibility. We're big believers in the value of zoom lenses for general-use cameras, and the D-510 Zoom combines good quality optics with solid camera performance.


  • 2.1-megapixel CCD delivers 640 x 480- to 1,600 x 1,200-pixel resolution images.
  • Adjustable light sensitivity with Auto, 100, 200, and 400 ISO equivalencies.
  • 3x optical zoom (35-105mm equivalent) with f/2.8 to f/4.4 maximum aperture.
  • 3x digital zoom.
  • Macro focusing to 8 inches (20cm).
  • Shutter speeds from 1/1,000 to 1/2 second.
  • Optical real image viewfinder with diopter adjustment.
  • 1.8-inch LCD monitor with 61,000 pixels.
  • Four image quality settings, including uncompressed TIFF.
  • Built-in flash with six operating modes.
  • Five user-selectable white balance settings.
  • Panorama exposure mode when using Olympus-branded memory cards.
  • Five-shot sequential shooting at 1.8 frames per second.
  • QuickTime movie capabilities.
  • DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility.
  • SmartMedia image storage, 8MB card included.
  • USB AutoConnect feature.
  • Powered by four AA alkaline, NiMH, NiCd rechargeables, or two CR-V3 Li-Ion batteries (AA alkalines included, optional AC adapter available)

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