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With the µ[mju:] DIGITAL 600, you'll get great results at any time of day. But there's more: thanks to the innovative BrightCapture Technology, the re...

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Review of "Olympus mju DIGITAL 600"

published 17/06/2008 | joerearden
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Pro Strong, Tough, Good Shots and Awesome Design
Cons Slow Autofocus/Shutter Speed, Wont survive being buried on a beach too well.
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"Olympus Mu600 Snaps With The Big Boys!"

Awesome little snapper for those times and places when a big or bulky camera will just take up too much room or get smashed into tiny little expensive pieces!

The best thing is the rugged construction and strong lens cover that slides into place when it turns off, it means that it really can live up to its tag as being weather resistant and strong. It has a good array of shooting modes including sports mode, landscape, portrait and many more. It also has a great autofocus, it can be a little slow but on the whole works a charm.

It does not have the 10+ megapixels that seem to be sought after in all cameras now but unless you are going to print your photos in A0 and plaster a wall with it then it will produce stunning shots that look as good as many more expensive and feature jammed cameras!

It has an optical zoom, this is important as digital zoom is as useful as a chocolate teapot without a tripod and awesome processor built in, not enough to take close ups of surfers from the beach or your neighbours but good enough to pick a face out of a group or at least cut out some rubbish from the shot.

Small enough to slide into a bag or pocket without poking out or getting caught on things, it is also tough enough to be dropped again and again from a skateboard at speed or in nightclubs.

The screen and buttons are nice and easy to use and as with most cameras these days very intuative to figure out how to use. Large enough to see in all light but also covered with a solid protector unlike any touch sensitive screens which often end up dead after being chewed by a puppy or bouncing on a sharp object.

A lovely little camera that fits in the gap between cheap compacts and overpriced SLRs. It will survive well and continue to take great photos, even transferring them is easy through the included software. The battery is a rechargable one that is quick to power up and lasts long enough for a good days outing or so.

Mine finally met its end when I had been surfing all day and whilst taking some shots of the beach did a faceplant and shoved the open lens front into the sand. It actually still took photos and worked in every wau other than the couple of grains of sand in the rotating zoom section would send it into a fit once in a while.

Lasted a good year or two though through thick and thin, I would defnitely reccomend this to anyone with an active lifestyle or a beginner not too interested in millions of features.

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Product Information : Olympus mju DIGITAL 600

Manufacturer's product description

With the µ[mju:] DIGITAL 600, you'll get great results at any time of day. But there's more: thanks to the innovative BrightCapture Technology, the real fun starts at night. The large 6.4cm LCD shows a view that is 4.5 times brighter than on conventional cameras so you can see what you're shooting. And since 6 of the 23 scene modes are specifically for low-light situations getting amazing, high-definition night-time images has never been easier.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Olympus

Digital Zoom: 5 x

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Product Description: Olympus µ[MJU:] 600 - digital camera, Olympus µ DIGITAL 600 - digital camera

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1230 mAh ( included )

Colour: Navy blue, Arctic silver, Ruby Red

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.7 cm x 2.7 cm x 5.5 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg, 129 g

Sensor Resolution: 6.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 17.4 mm - f/3.1-5.2

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Exposure & White Balance

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Min Shutter Speed: 4 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

White Balance Presets: Sunlight, tungsten light, overcast, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white)

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, museum, beach/snow, landscape-portrait, self-portrait, fireworks, night scene, sports mode, sunset, indoor, cuisine, candle, Document, self-portrait with self-timer, behind glass, night scene with portrait, auction, underwater macro, underwater wide, available light portrait

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, spot

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 64, ISO 1600, ISO auto

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 0.1 kg, 129 g

Height: 5.5 cm

Depth: 2.7 cm

Width: 9.7 cm


Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1230 mAh ( included )

Battery Type: Olympus Li-12B


Protection: Weatherproof

Included Accessories: Battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap, video cable

Body Material: Metal

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive


Software: Drivers & Utilities, Olympus Master


Connector Type: 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card


Display Features: Built-in

Resolution: 115,000 pixels

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Additional Features

Additional Features: RGB primary colour filter, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, resizing an image

Continuous Shooting Speed: 4.3 frames per second, 1.3 frames per second

Lens System

Features: Aspherical lens

Lens Construction: 3 groups / 5 elements

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Macro Focus Range: 7cm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 35 - 105mm

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 17.4 mm - f/3.1-5.2

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Memory / Storage

Image Storage: Super-fine JPEG 2816 x 2112 : 2 - with 8MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 2816 x 2112 : 5 - with 8MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1920 : 6 - with 8MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 8 - with 8MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 9 - with 8MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 12 - with 8MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 1280 x 960 : 18 - with 8MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 1024 x 768 : 28 - with 8MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 640 x 360 : 46 - with 8MB built-in memory

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

RAM Installed: 8 MB

Video Capture: QuickTime - 640 x 480 - 15 fps - 6sec - with 8MB built-in memory ¦ QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 20sec - with 8MB built-in memory ¦ QuickTime - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 54 sec - with 8MB built-in memory

Supported Memory Cards: xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 6.5

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 8 m


Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 5 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

MPN: MJU600/NAVYBLUE, mju 600, µ-DIGITAL 600 SILVER, 002763, µ-DIGITAL 600 BLUE, 002794, µ-DIGITAL 600 RED, 155572

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Digital Video Format: QuickTime

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Effective Sensor Resolution: 6,000,000 pixels

Total Pixels: 6,400,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Sensor Resolution: 6.0 Megapixel

Enclosure Colour: Navy blue, Arctic silver, Ruby Red


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