Olympus D-580 Brief Review


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  • 4.0 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical/4x digital zoom
  • autofocus only
  • program exposure only
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO range 50-400
  • 2 AA batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • Release Date: 2004-03-04
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus D-580
4.0 megapixels (effective); 3x optical/4x digital zoom; autofocus only; program exposure only; JPEG file format; ISO range 50-400; 2 AA batteries; movie mode with sound
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

Pocket-sized and simple to use, the Olympus D-580 makes digital photography easy for anyone. The D-580 is a true point & shoot, with fully automated controls that take the guesswork out of taking pictures and let you concentrate on finding the perfect shot. Preset scene modes let you take pictures in any conditions, a 3x optical zoom gets you close to your subjects, and a sliding lens cover protects the D-580's lens from scratches.

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Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.

Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.

While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.

Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.

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