Olympus T-100 12MP Digital Camera (Black) + 8GB Accessory Kit

T-100 is perhaps the most affordable point-and-shoot digital camera from Olympus that has hit the market for some time now. At $89.99, this 12.0 MP camera is already way above its competition in the same price range with its 3x zoom feature.

Camera Design

Olympus T-100 is actually smaller than most point-and-shoot digital cameras. Its height, width and depth are 2.4, 3.7 and 0.9 inches, respectively. However, the camera still weighs as much as the others at 4.3 ounces (with battery removed). T-100’s lens can cover a field of view between 35 to 108 mm. The camera is available in red, silver, blue and black.

Features and Control


Just like ordinary point-and-shoot digital cameras, the power button as well as the shutter of T-100 is both located on the top rim of the digital camera. All the other controls as arranged on the right side of the camera’s display. Examples of such controls are the “zoom rocker” and the “play” button used to view captured images and videos. And of course, there’s the standard 4-button controller primarily used to navigate through the camera settings and features.

Compared to more expensive cameras, the LCD of T-100 is significantly smaller and lower in resolution (only 112, 320 dots). The low resolution of the LCD makes it quite difficult to be used under “direct sunlight”, regardless of the LCD’s brightness settings. However, the good thing about this camera is that its LCD has an “always-on” overlay of the different features and functions that can be used and controlled while shooting. Thus, the user can readily change exposure, ISO level, white balance and even the resolution of the picture!

Overall Performance


Unfortunately, the camera is very slow both in taking the pictures and in adjusting the settings. It takes 4.4 seconds to capture and process an image and then another 3.8 seconds to be ready for another capture. The massive delay is probably partially caused by the 1.1-second lag experienced by the shutter each time it is triggered. Cameras requiring more than 2 seconds booting and capturing images are already considered slow; well, so much more in Olympus T-100.

But for the price, one can still say that this camera is a good buy although some other cameras, which are just a little bit more expensive, might still prove to be better alternatives.

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