Four new high-resolution models have been added to the Olympus range of compact digital still cameras.


November 7, 2005: Four new high-resolution models have been added to the Olympus range of compact digital still cameras.
The new Mju Digital 600 has a 6-megapixel CCD imager and 3x optical zoom lens with focal length equivalent to 35-105mm in 35mm format. It features a weatherproof metal body plus a 6.4 cm diameter Bright Capture LCD and 23 scene presets for trouble-free shooting. An optional PT-029 Underwater Case is available for shooting up to 40m below the water’s surface. The Mju-600 is expected to sell for $499.
The 8-megapixel SP-350 and similarly-featured 7.1-megapixel SP-310 model are designed for photo enthusiasts who want an ultra-compact digicam with high resolution and a generous suite of controls and settings.


Both modes feature precision-designed 3x zoom lenses, multi-mode AF systems and TruePic Turbo image processing and both offer the ability to record images in JPEG and RAW formats. Aperture- and Shutter-priority AE modes are provided in both models, along with live histogram displays that show brightness distribution graphically. Both modes can capture subjects as close as 2 cm with their Super Macro modes and both record movie clips with VGA quality at 30 fps. The SP-350 is priced at $699, while the SP-310 retails for $599.
The new 6-megapixel SP 500UZ offers photographers the power and flexibility of a precision 10x zoom lens system (equivalent to 38-380mm) and is priced at $599.


Its sophisticated AF system offers precision autofocusing as well as spot AF and multi-spot AF – selectable from 143 points – plus predictive AF measurements for back or forward moving subjects. Twenty-one scene modes are provided, along with auto exposure, Aperture and Shutter Priority AE and full manual control. Optional wide-angle and tele are available to extend the camera’s viewing angles and the camera sports an extra-large 6.4cm LCD for framing shots plus a high-resolution electronic viewfinder.
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