Olympus America (516/844-5000,
) has finally done its popular D-600L digital camera one better by introducing the D-620L, a $1,199 single-lens reflex model that can capture images about as rapidly as you can snap them. Olympus has also unveiled the D-400 Zoom, a $799 point-and-shoot camera. Both are scheduled to ship by the time you read this.
The D-620L also features three prefocus settings (close-up, medium-range, and long-range) and a synchronization connector for external flash in addition to its four built-in flash modes, which include backlight and fill flash. The camera is bundled with an 8MB SmartMedia card, four rechargeable nickel-metal-hydride batteries, and a charger. Bundled software includes Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 for image editing and Enroute QuickStitch for creating panoramic images. For the first 90 days, Olympus will also offer an extra 8MB SmartMedia card. Olympus says it will still offer the D-600L for $899.