Connectivity / Extras
***Software (5.0) *
Unfortunately, the full manual for this model is placed on a CD-ROM, so those hands-off type of point-and-shooters that the camera is designed for have to go to their computer each time a feature is unknown. The Olympus D-425 also comes with Olympus Master software for image editing capabilities on both PC and Mac computers. The software will enable users to alter, crop, zoom, and otherwise edit photographs during the postproduction stage prior to printing. If cropping images and enlarging is an interest though, this camera’s digital zoom may contribute to less desirable images. The Olympus Master CD allows the user to construct albums, email images, and use photographs electronically prior to printing. It is possible to also edit movies, construct panoramic scenes, and rotate images all prior to printing as well.
*Jacks, ports, plugs (3.5)
*The left side of the camera body has a port cover which covers the camera’s DC in and USB ports; otherwise, there are no other ports available on this camera. The port cover over the DC and USB ports swivels neatly out of the way, and does not obstruct the installation of cables when going from camera to computer or printer.
*Direct Print Options (4.5) *
The D-425 is PictBridge enabled and will function with all PictBridge compliant printers.
The Olympus D-425 comes with 14MB of internal memory and is compatible with additional memory cards which are xD-Picture Card formatted. Although the included internal memory is enough for short excursions, 14MB will be consumed quickly if shooting short video clips or higher resolution images. This means that the user should probably consider the price of a memory card in addition to the base price of the model. Olympus 256MB xD-Picture Cards can be found online for around US $60.00, increasing the price of this model by over 50 percent of its current cost online. *