How many images can I record on a SmartMedia card?
Number of storable movies (approximate figures)
Where is the Reference Manual for the D-550 Zoom?
The CD-ROM provides a full Reference Manual in PDF format on the CD-ROM. Adobe Acrobat - which is provided on the CD-ROM - is necessary to view the PDF manual. The printed manual that is included with the camera is a "Basic Manual".
How do I download from the camera to my computer?
Instructions for downloading images from the D-550 Zoom are located on the CD-Rom under the "Reference" under "Connecting the Camera to a PC", or at our web site http://www.olympusamerica.com/download.
What is the battery life expectancy of the D-550 Zoom?
The battery life on alkaline batteries vary according to manufacturer and power rating. Alkaline Batteries can provide up to 150 shots with typical usage. The Olympus CR-V3 long-life lithium batteries will provide approximately 500 shots. The Olympus Ni-MH batteries would provide approximately 250 shots per charge and they can be recharged 300 to 500 times.
What is the minimum focusing distance in macro mode?
Using the Macro mode, it is possible to zoom through all ranges from telephoto to wide down to a minimum distance of 7.9 inches.
What size are the image files in each record mode?
What is the playback time for each record mode?
Do I need a special USB connection cord to connect to connect my camera to my computer?
Yes, the CB-USB4 cable that comes packaged with the camera, is required for downloading images using the camera. The stock number for a replacement cable is 200 776. It can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium at https://emporium.olympus.com/ or 1-800-201-7766.
I slide the cover open, but I am unable to take a picture?
The cover opens in two positions. To completely open the lens cover for shooting images, slide the lens cover over until you hear two clicks. When the camera is on the first position, you can playback images.
When shooting at full telephoto in the macro mode, what is the size of the subject area that will fill the frame?
It is approximately 3.1"x 2.4".
What is the compression rate of each record mode?