According to the manufacturer, Olympus Camedia D-435
is “designed for simplicity and ease of use,” and it certainly lives up to the claim. Small, lightweight, and easy to operate, this digital camera has many nice features and creates high quality photos.
The camera offers 5.1 Megapixel resolution, 4x seamless digital zoom, and 10 shooting modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, etc). The built-in help guide provides a brief description of each mode. The dial that selects the shooting mode is located on the back of the camera, on the right of the 1.5 inch LCD screen. A few more simple control buttons are hosted on the back panel as well.
Camedia D-435 has 14 MB internal memory and is also xD-Picture Card compatible. The photos are stored in JPEG format. They can be uploaded to a computer (through the PC/Mac USB connection port, cable provided) or printed out directly using the PictBridge technology, through any PictBridge-enabled printer. The camera also has a movie mode, so you can make short videos with it as well.
Some other features are built-in flash with the working range of 0.7′ – 9.8′ and Red Eye Reduction mode, autofocus, self-timer, and Date/Time calendar (automatic up to the year 2099). The camera comes with 2 AA alkaline batteries, a USB cable, wrist strap, software CD, manual and a quick start guide.
Camedia D-435 is relatively inexpensive. Estimated retail price suggested by Olympus is $149.99. I have seen it online for $129.95 and even less. I would recommend this camera to anyone who is new to digital photography or prefers ease of use.