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Olympus Stylus 600 / µ Digital 600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 386 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the value for money and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the flash. Some have doubts about the storage and contrast.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus 600 / µ Digital 600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus Stylus 600

 

Megapixels: 6, Included Memory: On Board, Media Format: xD-Picture Card, Maximum Resolution: 2816 x 2112 pixels, Ty...

Water-resistant coating. Large 2.5-inch LCD. Scene modes have brief descriptions in menus.

So-so picture quality. Needs clearer menu structure. Suffers shutter lag. Video clips are only 15 frames per second and have no sound.

With just adequate quality on stills and subpar video capabilities, the Olympus Stylus 600 simply isn't what consumers want.

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Olympus Stylus Digital 600

 

The Stylus 600 continues the tradition of all-weather durability and stylish ergonomic design of the Olympus Stylus series of digital cameras. It features advanced performance and enhanced usability with the new Bright Capture Technology for improved low

Bottom line - while we love its speedy performance, helpful features, and of course all of those "cool" scene modes, the mediocre image quality really brings it down. With an MSRP of $299 it offers an OK value. If you love these weather resistant models a

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Olympus Mju Digital 600 Review

 

The Olympus Mju Digital 600 is a 6 megapixel compact digital camera with a weatherproof body that is resistant to water spray. Standout features on the Olympus Mju 800 include a large 2.5 inch LCD screen (although there is no room for an optical...

The Olympus Mju Digital 600 is a purely point and shoot digital camera which offers a mixture of good looks, numerous scene modes and great playback features to entice the novice user. The Album, Calendar and Title options all help to make this camera...

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Digital Cameras - Olympus Stylus 600 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

As the latest in that company's "Stylus" line of compact digital cameras, the 6-Mp, 3x-zoom Olympus Stylus 600 Digital is to my mind one of the best Stylus Digital models to date. Its body design is trim and compact, with a button-based interface...

Vibrant, appealing color, Good skin tones, Auto white balance handles a wide range of lighting well, Better than average exposure accuracy, Good lens, generally low distortion (some chromatic aberration at wide settings though), Excellent shutter...

A little soft generally for a 6-Mp digicam, Contrast is a little high, tends to lose highlight and shadow detail under harsh lighting, Some users may find the highly saturated color unnatural

The Olympus Stylus 600 Digital's metal body is one key to its all-weather rating, equivalent to IEC standard publication 529 IPX4 (which essentially means it can withstand water splashed from any direction). Inside the metal body, a plastic chassis...

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Olympus Stylus 600 / Mju 600

 

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Olympus Stylus 600

 

There are much better cameras out there with 6MP and lower price range.

Large LCD screen. Utility Menus allow very custom settings

Battery/ XD card is poorly designed. For the second time this door has broke right half. Had it sent back to Olympus factory, they charged $60 for the repair Also, photos often appear clean and sharp on LCD, but blurry when on PC after downloading

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Owners Opinion: Olympus Stylus 600 (drumz0rz, 17 Sep 07)

 

This is a great little camera. When they say weatherproof they weren't kidding. Don't ask why, but this camera has fallen into a toilet, and was rescued to be perfect! Such a great camera.

Sadly, when it was on a trip with someone else, something happened to the camera and now all the pictures are over-exposed

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Owners Opinion: Olympus Stylus 600 (TorontoJim, 21 Apr 07)

 

This is the oh-darn it's raining camera. It is weatherproof, a key feature some other makes don't provide. Like most weatherproof cameras, no viewfinder other than the LCD. Also it is not image stabilized. It does allow pictures to be taken in...

Auto ISO is very strange. Close-up of cat using flash, ISO chosen was 400. Twilight shot of mall parking lot, ISO chosen was 64 (!). On the LCD the image looked fine&bright, but on the monitor it is just a blur ; False-colour is much more noticeable...

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Owners Opinion: Olympus Stylus 600 (lbp121, 8 Feb 07)

 

Nice camera in many ways, esp the weatherproofing and construction. Easy to set up and use though menu system took a little getting used to, results pleasing for beginner.

Big problem with image quality. If camera used in basic program mode you can set resolution up to full 6mP. However if you use the Scenes mode the available light programs reduce the resolution to 1mP as well as increase sensitivity. I can't see wy...

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Owners Opinion: Olympus Stylus 600 (comet4, 25 Jan 07)

 

good points -start up time -battery life -macro mode -wide range of scene choices -in camera editing -weather proof seal -small bad points -no sound in movie mode -slow data transfer rate -reduced resolution at higher ISO

Product Specifications

Olympus Stylus 600 Digital's elegant look and appealing curves might be the first thing that grabs your attention, but with its All-weather durability, premium 2.5" LCD, innovative preview technology, impressive speed and most of all, superior performance, we assure you they won't be the last.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus Li-12B

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:1.1in
Height:2.2in
Weight:0.2lbs/4.5oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auction / Available light portrait / Beach/snow / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Document / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Museum / Night portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sports mode / Sunset / Underwater macro / Underwater wide/Auction / Available light portrait / Beach/snow / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Document / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Museum / Night scene / Night scene with portrait / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Self-portrait with self-timer / Sports mode / Sunset / Underwater macro / Underwater wide

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Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:600 Digital/DIGITAL 600
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus /Olympus Stylus

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Arctic silver

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:6Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
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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