Product Type: Olympus digital cameras
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My 8 year old Olympus camera, brilliant camera, totally love it
Olympus Stylus 300
Member Name: madeindevon
Olympus Stylus 300
Advantages: Rechargeable battery - great quality camera
have realised that I have owned my Olympus Stylus digital camera for about 8 years now and it is perfect still, obviously it has been surpassed by newer models ( I do have a newer model myself) but I cannot fault my Olympus at all.
The camera cost £250 8 years ago, it is 3.2 megapixels, which has been superceeded by even the most basic models, even mobile phones often have more megapixels these days, but having said that the clarity and sharpness of the photos are superb.
I had owned a digital camera before the Olympus, but quite honestly there was no comparison, the quality of the Olympus really speaks for itself. It has a metal case, with a sliding front, which covers the flash and the lense, protecting it from general wear and tear when carrying it round. When you slide the metal cover across the lense automatically extends, ready for use.
There is a viewfinder as well as the 1.5 inch screen, which is clear and straightforward to line up your picture.
There is a 4 x zoom facility, which is very useful
The time and date can be set so that the photos show up with this information on it.
The flash can be set to on, off or automatic - personally I keep it on automatic mode. There is also a "red eye reduction" flash setting too.
When viewing the pictures via the camera, you can edit them, delete them, even change them to black and white or sepia, which is a nice touch.
The camera came with a 16mb XD memory card, which has a panoramic setting, we vtook some amazing photos with this setting, of local beauty spots. We did have to buy another memory card though, as the one that came as standard did not store more than about 20 pictures, if that. These are easily available though, at the time we bought it at Jessops, but Ebay, Amazon etc sell these memory cards at very reasonable prices, under £8 these days.
The camera has a short movie mode, about 20 seconds I believe, although I have never used this setting - I think I should though
The Olympus comes with its own software, Camedia, which is easily installed onto the computer, once the camera is connected to the computer via USB, Camedia opens automatically and the photos upload, without any need for intervention, then you can rearrange the photos, edit them, crop them, delete them if required. You do not have to use the software though, if you connect the camera to the computer via USB, then you can open up the photos from the "My computer" section.
The memory card comes out of its slot easily and can be placed into slots in certain computers for immediate transfer onto the computer, or taken into Tesco/Asda or anywhere that develops photos and the machine in these shops transfers all the photos from the card for you.
All in all, this camera was expensive in its day, however its quality has well and truly stood the test of time, it does not look particularly dated even now, it takes perfect and wonderful photos - I love it still 10/10
Summary: Great quality, great photos, perfect camera
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