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Olympus D-590 Zoom / C-470 Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and lens. The screen and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the manual image adjustments and viewfinder, and views are divided on the low light performance.

portability, usability, screen, lens, design

viewfinder, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus D-590 Zoom / C-470 Zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 77 reviews)

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Olympus D-590 Zoom

 

The D-590 Zoom is packed with advanced features not usually found in an affordable easy-to-use point-and-shoot model. Whether it's the enhanced 1.8 inch Semi-Transmissive LCD display, rechargeable Li-Ion battery, 10 selectable shooting modes including mov

Bottom line - with an estimated street price of under $300 at the time of this review (Dec. 2004), the Olympus Camedia D-590 Zoom offers a great overall value for the holidays. It will make a great choice for families desiring a digicam combining good ima

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Olympus D-590 Zoom

 

The D-590 Zoom digital camera is the newest entry into Olympus' popular consumer line of "D" series digital cameras, and presents an interesting variation on a popular Olympus theme. The sliding lens cover has long been an Olympus design favorite, but...

Compact size, Solid build, In-camera image stabilization makes all lenses better for low light shooting, Same sensor as 7D, Kit lens covers 18-70mm 35mm equivalent range, Very good to excellent low-light capability, Excellent battery life, Decent...

Proprietary hot shoe, No PC sync port, No video recording (a fact of life with SLRs), Hand grip may be uncomfortably small for some users, Image noise slightly high at ISO 1600, RAW+JPEG option only saves fine-mode JPEGs. (But that's not a bad...

The Olympus D590 is equipped with a 3x, 5.8-17.4mm zoom lens (equivalent to a 35-105mm lens on a 35mm camera). Maximum aperture ranges from f/3.1 to f/5.2, depending on the zoom setting. In its normal autofocus (AF) mode, the D-590 Zoom focuses from...

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Olympus D-590 Zoom

 

The Olympus D-590 Zoom ($299) is a compact point-and-shoot 4 Megapixel camera. The D-590Z is designed for people who want to pick up a camera and use it without worrying about complex settings. That means it has no manual controls of any kind, but...

Good photo quality ; Fairly compact body; well built for its price ; Good all-around performance ; Easy-to-use interface ; Much improved bundled software

Images appear overprocessed; some corner softness ; Redeye is a problem ; Mediocre movie and macro modes ; No optical viewfinder ; No AF-assist lamp; mediocre low light focusing ; Some manual controls would've been nice ; Below average battery life ;...

All-in-all, the D-590Z is decent, but there are better options out there (see below for some suggestions).

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Olympus C-470 Zoom

 

High-quality results and trouble-free handling come at an affordable price with the Olympus C-470 Zoom. This four million pixel model incorporates a host of easy-to-use features in an attractive, compact body. Its 3x optical zoom lens system delivers...

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Amazon review summary for Olympus D-590 Zoom / C-470 Zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Olympus D-590 Zoom / C-470 Zoom from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

usability, performance, screen, portability, contrast

value for money

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Olympus Stylus D590 4MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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Olympus 590 digital camera

 

I picked this camera up for a very nice price at Sam's Club.

Low noise rugged construction built in lens cap 3X optical zoom Records short quicktime movies with sound

Uses proprietary battery no AA's No Optical viewfinder only the 1.8" viewer

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Olympus 590 digital camera

 

I picked this camera up for a very nice price at Sam's Club. I purchased it for my daughter to use. The price was better than the low resolution Hasbro digital camera. It has a real optical zoom not just digital which is uncommon among sub $100.00...

Low noise rugged construction built in lens cap 3X optical zoom Records short quicktime movies with sound

Uses proprietary battery no AA's No Optical viewfinder only the 1.8" viewer

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a step up from my previous low-end point and shoot

 

I have used this camera for about a year now. It is a great improvement over my previous point and shoot (Vivitar 3615). I was initially worried about the battery not being (multiple) AA or AAA since I was hoping I could use rechargeable batteries with...

Battery life. No viewfinder. Good design. Very good documentation. Lots of features. Very portable. Inspiring

Lots of blurry pics

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Olympus C-470Z

 

All reader please be use this product.

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D-590 Zoom Digital Camera

 

My niece has a Olympus Digital Camera and she always buys the best of everything.

It is small and easy to handle

I have found no weaknesses yet.

Product Specifications

Get a clear picture with amazing detail and get it the easy way, with the D-590 Zoom. With a 4 megapixel CCD and a seamless 12x zoom (total). Offering 10 different shooting modes including QuickTime Movie Mode with audio. Featuring a portable compact design but a big, easy-to-see LCD for viewing and sharing your crisp and colorful pictures and movies even in bright sunlight.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.4in
Height:2.3in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach/snow / Cuisine / Indoor / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Self-portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:xD-Picture Card
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:590 Zoom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA D

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.1-5.2
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):500
Light Sensitivity:ISO 500 / ISO auto (64-250)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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