20 Most Recent Olympus D-490 Zoom Digital Camera Questions & Answers

You can change the record mode in the camera to shoot at a lower image size of 640X480 by changing from HQ to SQ mode. Page 72 of the instruction manual explains how to change the record mode setting. You can also use photo editing software to reduce the image size down to 640X480 which is equivalent to the size of a 3X5 photo.

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Jun 03, 2009

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Olympus D-490... | Answered on Feb 21, 2009

Check out this link to the software downloads for olympus camera card readers.

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Feb 14, 2009

No, the panorama function is only available when using Olympus brand SmartMedia cards.

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Sep 06, 2008

The D-400/450/460 and 490 Zoom can use a 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 MB SmartMedia card. In addition, the D-450/460/490 Zoom can also use 64mb SmartMedia cards.

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Mar 17, 2008

If you can review the photos on the card while it is still in the camera (and by review, I mean go back and forth between multiple photos on the card), then there are two possibilities: 1. The photos really are on the card, and your computer can't read the card. 2. The photos really AREN'T on the card, and are perhaps in internal memory on the camera instead. Some thoughts for things to try: 1. Put the card in the camera, take a few photos, make sure you can review them all on the camera. Take the card out. NOW try reviewing photos on the camera with NO card in. What happens? 2. Try putting the card in your card reader in your computer. Copy a file (any file, a word document, anything) from your hard drive onto the card. Is it there? Can you copy the file back off the card to somewhere else? It sounds like the camera is fine, and the problem is with the card or the media reader.

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Mar 17, 2008

your computer see the card just the same way it see any
other drive it shows icons to represent the files

Thats because thers no card in the camera put
the card in the camera

Did you install the sofrwree bundled with the
camera it might have a viewing & editing program
on the cdrom

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Dec 01, 2007

Have had my 490Z for several months now and like it very much. I use the 32m cards and fine them just right. They take about as many of the low compression jpegs as a standard roll of 35mm film and that works fine for me. Don't think brand makes much difference but you'll want oly brand if you're going to do panoramics with the camedia software. Suggest you get extra sets of batteriess as all digicams suck up the power especially if you use the LCD a lot. If you want to expand and get some filters, tele and wide angle lenses look for the Raynox kit with one of each and the 37mm adapter. When you have the adapter you can fit many accessory lenses. ( some are really to bulky but some Kenko work pretty well. ) If you're real fussy you find they are not high enough quality to print out 8x10's but i've done some 5x7's that look very nice and the smaller photo print sizes look darn good to me.

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Sep 07, 2005

Yes and no. Although you cannot directly attach the camera to a USB port, you can purchase an Olympus USB SmartMedia Reader that will facilitate the transfer of images via a USB port. For details and system requirements visit our webpage at: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_digital_acc.asp?val1=1&accessory=4

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Aug 31, 2005

The D-400/450/460/490 Zoom digital camera utilize a standard serial communications port.

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Aug 31, 2005

Olympus offers a FishEye lens (FCON-02) for use with the D-340L/340R and the D-400/450/460/490 Zoom digital cameras.

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Aug 31, 2005

Four AA-size alkaline batteries, lithium batteries, and Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries can be used. The D-460/490 Zoom can also use two Olympus CR-V3 (LB-01) long-life lithium batteries. Olympus recommends the use of Ni-MH batteries or CR-V3 long-life lithium batteries (where applicable).

Olympus D-490... | Answered on Aug 31, 2005

Is this an SD card or SDHC card ? If so, have you inadvertently set the write-protect switch to 'ON' ?

To read it on your computer, you will need to get a USB card reader that will read your particular card, then connect this to your computer, which should treat the card as an extra drive.

You say the card has been in use for several years - it may just be corrupted or at the end of its useful life - I should consider replacing it soon.

Olympus Cameras | Answered on Oct 14, 2019

batteries in the proper direction?

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