With QuickTime movie features, convenient options and zoom capabilities, D-490 Zoom is boldly going where no Olympus D-400 Series camera has gone before! Housed in a stylish champagne gold metallic compact point-and-shoot body, Olympus D-490 Zoom now offers a 2.11 megapixel resolution CCD and 3x optical zoom lens with QuickTime movie ability for an outstanding value. Further extending the Olympus line of award winning digital cameras, D-490 Zoom has improved menus and function button for easier access to the camera's full line of features. It features new Olympus branded long life Lithium batteries; a wider choice of compression modes with a new Standard Quality mode for better pictures for the web; DPOF support for setting the camera to print specific images and quantities with DPOF printers; and the ability to display file names on the LCD.Designed with the consumer in mind, Olympus D-490 Zoom's popular "clam shell" body design has become a proven success with consumers for both style and functionality. The camera is lightweight and very compact. The protective lens barrier slides open with one hand, which simultaneously turn on the camera and extend the zoom lens. The optical zoom lens automatically retracts into the camera when the lens barrier is closed. Designed for speed, D-490 Zoom offers one of the fastest start-ups in the industry coupled with fast shot-to-shot performance capabilities. D-490 Zoom offers a fast shot-to-shot performance. With the internal high-speed memory enhancement, shots can now be taken as quickly as the image is focused, with shots being held in the buffer. This means no more waiting between shots. The memory also allows for burst mode shooting. This mode enables users to shoot and capture up to 10 images in half-second intervals in all quality modes: SQ, HQ and SHQ. Similar to that of advanced film cameras, activation is easy. Once burst mode is selected, simply hold the shutter button down and the camera does all the work. Up to 10 images are written through internal memory and saved to the removable SmartMedia card for later review. With the QuickTime movie mode you can film mini motion pictures with your D-490 Zoom camera at 15 frames per second for up to 60 seconds (in Standard Quality mode and 15 seconds in High Quality mode). These movies can then be played back on the camera's color LCD monitor, on a computer after being downloaded, or on a television by utilizing the NTSC video out capability. D-490 Zoom is a great camera for the beginner or experienced digicam user and delivers excellent pictures time and time again.