Olympus Mju Digital 600

(Olympus Stylus 600 in the USA)

Review Date: October 27th 2005

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Model µ[mju:] DIGITAL 600
Type Digital camera with 6.4 cm/2.5” LCD monitor.
Colours Arctic Silver, Navy Blue, Ruby Red.
Image sensor
Image sensor 1/2.5’’ CCD with 6.4 million pixels.
Effective pixel number 6.0 million pixels (the actual number of pixels used in image
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB).
Storage media type Approx. 8 MB internal storage for images. Removable xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB).
Optical zoom 3x.
Structure 5 lenses in 3 groups, 3 aspherical lenses.
Focal length 5.8 – 17.4mm (equivalent to 35 – 105mm lens in 35mm format).
Maximum aperture 1:3.1 (wide) – 5.2 (tele).
Digital zoom 5x (15x seamless zoom when combined with optical zoom).
LCD monitor 6.4cm/2.5” TFT LCD monitor with 115,000 pixels. BrightCapture Technology: Improved live view especially in dark surroundings.
System TTL autofocus with contrast detection.
Mode Auto iESP autofocus, spot autofocus.
Working range Standard mode 0.5m – infinity.
Macro mode 0.2m – infinity.
Super Macro mode From as close as 7cm.
Light metering
Mode Digital ESP metering, spot metering.
Function Histogram in shooting and playback mode.
Exposure control Programme AE.
23 Scene modes (Portrait, Landscape with Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Scene, Night Scene with Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Cuisine, Beach & Snow, Self Portrait, Self Portrait with Self Timer, Indoor*, Behind Glass, Museum, Document, Auction, Candle*, Sunset, Fireworks, Shoot & Select 1*, Shoot & Select 2, Underwater Wide, Underwater Macro).
Function Mode to reduce Image Blur*.
Shutter speed ½ – 1/1000 sec (night scene up to 4 sec).
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV with 1/3 EV steps.
Auto ISO 64 – 400 (ISO 2500* for modes Indoor, Available Light Portrait and Candle).
Manual ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800* and 1600*.
White balance
Mode Auto Full-auto TTL ESP.
Pre-set Tungsten, overcast, sunlight, fluorescent light 1,2,3.
Built-in flash Modes Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), red-eye reduction, fill-in (forced activation), off (no flash).
Working range Auto mode: Up to 2.5 m (Tele) / 4.0 m (Wide). With ISO 1600: Up to 5.0 m (Tele) / 8.0 m (Wide).*
Guide number 6.5
Sequence shooting Normal shooting mode 1.3 frames per sec. up to card capacity in HQ mode
High speed shooting mode 4.3 frames per sec. up to card capacity*
Image processing TruePic TURBO, pixel mapping, noise reduction.
Function shooting Panorama function (only with optional Olympus xD-picture Card).
Still image edit Re-size, Rotation, Black & White, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Frame insert, Title insert, Calendar insert, Correction of Brightness and Saturation.
Motion picture edit Index.
Recording system
Still image JPEG (DCF: “Design rule for Camera File system”), Exif 2.2 support, DPS, Print Image Matching III support, DPOF support.
Motion picture QuickTime Motion JPEG®**.
Number of storable frames (approx., with 8 MB internal memory)
Still picture mode 2,816 x 2,112 SHQ: 2
  HQ: 5
2,560 x 1,920 SQ1: 6
2,272 x 1,704 SQ1: 8
2,048 x 1,536 SQ1: 9
1,600 x 1,200 SQ1: 12
1,280 x 960 SQ2: 18
1,024 x 768 SQ2: 28
640 x 480 SQ2: 46
Motion picture mode Up to memory card capacity. With internal memory: In SHQ (640 x 480 pixels at 15 frames/sec): 6 sec. In HQ (320 x 240 pixels at 15 frames/sec): 20 sec. In SQ (160 x 120 pixels at 15 frames/sec): 54 sec.
Power supply
Rechargeable battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LI-12B.
AC adapter Optional AC adapter: D-7AC.
AC 100V – 240V, 50 – 60Hz; DC 4.8V.
Interface DC input terminal,
USB and video multi terminal.
Other features
DPOF setting Single-frame print reservation, all print reservation, number of prints, date/time display.
Direct printing (DPS) PictBridge support allows direct printing with compatible printers.
Multilingual menu English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Russian. Additional languages can be downloaded through OLYMPUS Master software from the Internet.
Guide function Displays help text for several functions.
Weatherproof body Camera is not damaged by water spray from any direction.
Self-timer Yes.
Date/time/calendar system Up to year 2099.
Dimensions 97x 55 x 26.5 mm.
Weight 128.5g (without battery and card).
Box contents Strap, USB cable, video cable, rechargeable battery, charger, OLYMPUS Master.

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Introduction / Price
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links

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