Olympus Adds Two New Compact Digital Cameras

Olympus America, Inc. announced Thursday two new compact digital cameras - an entry-level point-and-shoot with an effective resolution of 3.2 megapixel and a 5x optical zoom model with an effective resolution of 7.1 megapixel.

The Camedia D-535 Zoom digital camera, (see photo below) also known as the C-370 Zoom in Europe and Asia, combines a 3.2 megapixel (effective) CCD imager with a 3x optical zoom lens.

Imaging Resource: "Other features include shutter speeds from 2 to 1/2000 second, ISO ratings from 64 to 256, a 15fps QVGA movie mode, a 1.5-inch LCD display, and a selection of portrait, self-portrait, landscape, and night scene modes. The D-535 will ship in October in the U.S. for US$149.99."


(Photo courtesy of Imaging Resource)

The Camedia C-7000 Zoom digital camera, (see photo below) also known as the C-70 Zoom in Europe and Asia, has a 7.1 megapixel (effective) CCD imager with a 5x optical zoom lens.

Imaging Resource: "Other features include shutter speeds from 15 to 1/2000 second, ISO ratings from 80 to 400, a selection of recording formats including RAW, TIFF and JPEG, a 30fps VGA movie mode with clip length limited only by storage and battery life, a 2.0-inch LCD display, and a selection of 10 scene modes including automatic, scene and manual modes.

The C-7000 is Olympusi first digital camera to feature in-camera red-eye removal in playback mode. There is also a time-lapse function, and Olympusi panorama feature which can only be used when an Olympus-branded xD-Picture Card is in the camera."


(Photo courtesy of Imaging Resource)

The C-7000 weighs just under eight ounces and is 4 x 2.3 x 1.7 inches. It includes PictBridge technology for direct printing to any compatible printer and USB 2.0 connectivity. The camera will ship in October for US$599.99 and will come with a 32MB xD-Picture memory card, a Lithium Ion battery and charger, USB and audio/video out cables and CAMEDIA Master Pro photo management and editing software.