Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Olympus

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Olympus

Article excerpt

Seems that everybody from George Lucas to the average amateur photographer is talking about "digital photography" these days. With the arrival of the Olympus D-620L Digital Camera, we began to understand why. Versatile and easy to use, this camera is loaded with features and, as we soon discovered, its abilities are many.

As simple to use as any standard film camera, the D-620L's wide array of capabilities make it stand out. It has an awesome 3x zoom lens system that can bring distant subjects surprisingly close. Exposure, flash and focus can be adjusted automatically or manually. A built-in LCD screen lets you preview images instantly. If the image is not to your liking, a simple erase function eliminates it. The camera can also fire off a series of five shots at any resolution in less than two seconds, with the burst-shooting mode.

Once taken, the JPEG images can be downloaded directly to a computer. There are three levels of image quality. On the 8MB card, 8 shots can be stored at SHQ mode, 24 shots at HQ mode and 99 at SQ. In short, we found the Olympus D-620L to be a very good camera. The image quality is great (The photo above was taken by T.H.E. staff using the D-620L) and the functions are very easy to use, even for users averse to actually reading the manual. …

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