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Olympus Stylus 600 Review

Review Date: Dec 6, 2005

Olympus Stylus 600 Digital
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Olympus Stylus 600 Digital (Mju 600 Digital in UK) is little brother to the Stylus 800. It features 6MP resolution, 3x optical zoom, an extra large and bright 2.5-in. LCD monitor, and of course its all-weather construction for everyday use, rain or shine.

The Olympus Stylus 600 provides 26 useful shooting modes, including QuickTime® Movie mode and three underwater modes. A built-in Help GUIDE provides tips to help you decide which setting is ideal for each situation.

A new Bright Capture Technology brightens the preview on your LCD and brilliantly captures images, even in dim light.

PictBridge technology enables photos to be printed directly from the Olympus Stylus 600 to any PictBridge-enabled printer.

The Olympus Stylus 600 Digital should appeal to Point-and-shoot photographers desiring a compact, tough, all-weather digital camera with the famous ease-of-use of the Stylus line of cameras.

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Olympus Stylus 600 Digital
QuickFact™ Sheet
Olympus Stylus 600 Digital
CCD Imager 6.0 megapixel effective, 6.4 megapixel gross, 1/2.5" (1.0cm) CCD
Lens 5.8 – 17.4mm (35 – 105mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 5 lenses in 3 group, 3 aspherical lens
Optical Zoom 3x
Seamless Digital Zoom Seamless to 15x (3x optical and 5x digital combined)
Aperture Range f3.1- f5.2 (not adjustable)
LCD 2.5 in. (6.35 cm) Color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels
Viewfinder N/A
Focusing System CCD Contrast
Focus Range Normal mode: 19.7" - infinity (0.5m - infinity)
Macro mode: 7.9" - infinity (0.2m - infinity)
Super Macro Mode: 2.8" - 19.7" (7cm - 50cm)
Focusing Mode iESP auto, Spot AF
Shutter Speeds 1/1000 sec –1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. In Night Scene)
ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800*, 1600* (equivalent)
* SQ1 (1600 x 1200) or less resolution
Metering Mode Digital ESP multi-pattern, Spot metering
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
White Balance System iESP2 multi-pattern Auto, Pre-set TTL, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, and Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3)
Recording Mode(s) DCF Exif 2.2, JPEG, PIM 3
Adjustable Resolutions 2,816 x 2,112, SHQ/HQ
2,560 x 1,920, SQ1
2,271 x 1,704, SQ1
2,048 x 1,536, SQ1
1600 x 1200, SQ1
1280 x 960, SQ2
1024 x 768, SQ2
640 x 480, SQ2
Shooting Modes 26 shooting modes
Program Auto, Scene Preset (1. Portrait, 2. Landscape, 3. Landscape + Portrait, 4. Night Scene, 5. Night + Portrait, 6. Sport, 7. Indoor, 8. Candle, 9. Self Portrait, 10. Available Light Portrait, 11. Sunset, 12. Fireworks, 13. Museum, 14. Cuisine, 15. Behind Glass, 16. Documents, 17. Auction, 18. Shoot & Select1, 19. Shoot & Select2, 20. Beach& Snow, 21. Under Water Wide1, 22. Under Water Wide2, 23. Under Water Macro, 24. Reducing Blur), Movie
Panorama Modes Up to 10 frames automatically stichable with Olympus Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card
Custom Settings N/A
Sequential Shooting Normal speed: 1.3 frames per second up to the full capacity of the memory in HQ mode
High speed: 4.3 frames per second up to 12 frames in SQ1 (1600 x 1200) mode
Shooting Assist Functions Histogram
Shooting Edit Effects N/A
Image Quality Adjustment N/A
Movie Mode QuickTime Movie, SHQ: 640 x 480/15fps, HQ: 320 x 240/15 fps, SQ: 160 x 120/15fps; no sound; can zoom during recording
Selftimer 12 seconds
Setting Memorization On/Off (hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099
Image Processing TruePic TURBO Image Processor
Pixel Mapping Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Noise Reduction Set automatically at shutter speeds of 1.0 second or longer
Image Playback Still Image; Single, Index display (4/9/16/25), Up to 8x enlargement, Slide-show, Rotation, Calendar, Album, Histogram
Movie; Normal, Reverse, Frame-by-frame
Playback Edit Effects 1. Still Image; Black and White, Sepia, Resize, Rotation, Red-eye Fix, Brightness, Saturation, Frame, Title, Calendar
2. Movie; Frame Index
Direct Printing Options PictBridge and DPOF
Flash Built-in
Hot Shoe N/A
Flash Modes Auto (for low light and back lit conditions)
Red-eye Reduction
Fill-in
Off
Flash Working Range Wide: 13.1ft (4.0m); Tele 8.2ft. (2.5m)
With Bright Capture - Wide: 26.3ft(8.0m), Tele 16.4ft (5.0m)
Memory 7.9MB internal memory
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB)
Outer Connectors USB connector and Audio/Video multi-terminal, DC input
Auto-connect USB 2.0 Full Speed
Weatherproof Yes
Operating Environment Operation: 32° - 104°F (0° - 40°C), 30 - 90% humidity
Storage: -4° - 140°F (-20° - 60°C), 10 - 90% humidity
Power Supply Li-Ion rechargeable battery (Li-12B), AC Adapter
Size (WxHxD) 97 x 55 x 26.5 mm /
3.8 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
Weight (Camera body only) 128g / 4.52 oz
MSRP US $299.99

Package Contents:

  • Stylus 600 Camera
  • Wrist Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Li-12B Li-ion Rechargeable Battery and Charger
  • Basic Instruction Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • CD-ROM: OLYMPUS Master Software and Advanced Manual

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