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Olympus Digital Cameras

Olympus offers cameras with excellent zoom lenses and plenty of features

Stylus Digital Series

Stylus 300 Digital

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
3.2 No auto auto auto 3x (35-105mm) Optical 1.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes PT-016 Built in
(no hot shoe)
xD Card LI-10B Pack 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.3
This camera offers a weatherproof body, so it's good for people who like to take photos in challenging weather situations. It is designed more for the point and shoot photographer, and does not offer a lot of manual controls. If you prefer hiking to fussing with buttons, this might be the camera for you.
Average List Price: $ 230.00    Photo and More Details    User Reviews at CNET

Stylus 410 Digital

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.0 No auto auto auto 3x (35-105mm) Optical 1.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes PT-016 Built in
(no hot shoe)
xD Card LI-10B Pack 3.9 x 2.2 x 1.3
Pretty much the same camera as the Stylus 300, this one just has more megapixels.
Average List Price: $ 330.00    Photo and More Details    User Reviews at CNET

Stylus Verve [NEW] Released: September 3, 2004

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.0 No auto auto auto 2x (35-70mm) Optical 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes   Built in
(no hot shoe)
xD Card LI-30B Pack 3.7 x 2.2 x 1.1
This is a compact, all-weather portable camera. There is not a lot of zoom to it, but if you want a camera that you can carry with you everywhere you go (no matter what the weather conditions) then the Stylus Verve is worth a look.

It also has a sleek stylish design, and comes in a variety of colors — for those who like their digital accessories to sparkle.
Average List Price: $ 320.00    Photo and More Details
C-Series

C-770 Ultra Zoom

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.0 Yes f2.8 - f8.0 1/1000 to 4 64 to 400 10x (38-380mm) Electronic 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes PT-022 Built in
and hot shoe
xD Card LI-12B Pack 4.1 x 2.5 x 2.7
If you're looking for a long zoom lens in a compact camera, then this is the way to go. Not too many digital cameras offer a 10x optical zoom, so this one has little competition in this category. There are enough manual controls to keep the avid photographer happy, but it's easy enough to use for snapshots.
Average List Price: $ 520.00    Photo and More Details    User Reviews at CNET

C-5000

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
5.0 Yes f2.8 - f8.0 1/1000 to 16 50 to 320 3x (35-105mm) Optical 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes PT-019 Built in
and hot shoe
xD Card LI-10B Pack 4.1 x 2.9 x 1.8
Average List Price: $ 400.00    Photo and More Details    User Reviews at CNET

C-5060 Wide Zoom

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
5.0 Yes f2.8 - f8.0 1/4000 to 16 80 to 400 4x (27-110mm) Optical 1.8" [flip-out]
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes PT-020 Built in
and hot shoe
xD Card and
CompactFlash
BLM-1 Pack 4.6 x 3.4 x 2.6
PC World Best Buy for 2004
Average List Price: $ 550.00    Photo and More Details    User Reviews at CNET

C-7000 [NEW] Announced: September 16, 2004

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
7.1 Yes f2.8 - f4.8 1/2000 to 15 80 to 400 5x (38-190mm) Optical 2.0"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes No Built in
(no hot shoe)
xD Card LI-12B 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.7
This camera features a lot of megapixels and features crammed into a very compact space. There are plenty of controls for the manual enthusiast, and it will capture fairly high-quality video (relative to most cameras) if you want a camera that suits two purposes. You will pay a premium for this many features in so small a package — make sure you will use them before you spend the extra cash.
Average List Price: $ 575.00    Photo and More Details

C-8080 Wide Zoom

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
8.0 Yes f2.4 - f8.0 1/4000 to 4 50 to 400 5x (28-140mm) EVF 1.8" [flip-out]
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes PT-023 Built in
and hot shoe
xD Card and
CompactFlash
BLM-1 Pack 4.9 x 3.3 x 3.9
When you want 8.0 megapixels, you don't have a lot of choices. This happens to be one of them. It has two major benefits: first, it lets you use both xD cards (typical of Olympus cameras) and CompactFlash. If you have CompactFlash cards to use with a different camera, you don't have to buy dedicated xD cards to use with this one.

The camera also has a very quick recycle rate when you take a photo — this means less waiting around for the camera to get ready for the next shot. Less waiting means you don't miss an important moment.

PC World Best Buy for 2004
Average List Price: $ 875.00    Photo and More Details    User Reviews at CNET
D-Series

D-535 Zoom

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
3.2 No auto auto auto 3x (35-105mm) None 1.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No   Built in
(no hot shoe)
Internal
and xD Card
Two AA or
AA NiMh
3.4 x 2.5 x 1.5
This is a low-budget digital camera for those people looking for the utmost in simplicity. Not a lot of bells and whistles here, just a camera that takes digital photographs.
Average List Price: $ 130.00    Photo and More Details    User Reviews at CNET

D-590 Zoom [NEW] Announced: September 27, 2004

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.0 No auto auto auto 3x (35-105mm) None 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes   Built in
(no hot shoe)
xD Card LI-12B 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.4
This camera is a D-535 with more: megapixels, options and scene modes. While it does not offer full manual controls, the scene modes will allow you to make adjustments to take photos at night, indoors and under challenging lighting conditions (snow and sand).
Estimated List Price: $ 300.00    Photo and More Details