The C-70 Zoom is claimed as the smallest 7.


: Two new models have been added to the Olympus Camedia range, the 7.1-megapixel C70Z and the 2-megapixel C370 Zoom.


The C-70 Zoom is claimed as the smallest 7.1-megapixel 5x optical zoom camera on the market and features a new 5x optical zoom lens that has been designed to maximise the imaging potential of its 7.1-megapixel CCD. TruePic TURBO processing produces images with excellent colour definition, clarity and high contrast and the camera includes a number of sophisticated controls that will suit enthusiast buyers. Among them are an AF Target Selection function lets users choose from 143 different AF target zones and Super Macro mode that focuses as close as 2 cm. For the first time exposure confirmation is provided in both shooting and playback modes, and the camera can be set to indicate overexposed areas with red highlighting, and underexposed areas with blue highlighting. Histogram display is also supported. The C-70 Zoom also has a custom button that allows users to access one frequently-used function instantly and up to four four user-definable My Mode settings can be set up. Other features include a large 2-inch LCD monitor, manual focusing, a RAW capture option, and time-lapse interval shooting. Movie clips are captured at VGA size with a frame rate of 30 fps and panorama capture is supported onOlympus xD-Picture Cards. The C-70 Zoom also includes a built-in red-eye Fix function along with several image organisation facilities, including calendar and slideshow options. The Olympus C-70 has a RRP of $899 will be available this month.


Aimed at entry-level users, the C-370 Zoom is specifically designed for ease of use and features a “One Button, One Function” design, with separate buttons for Shooting, Playback, and Erase. A new graphical user interface eliminates complicated tabbed interfaces and makes it easy to select camera settings. The 3.2-megapixel CCD is partnered by a 3x optical zoom lens and a 1.5-Inch, 130,000-pixel high-definition TFT colour LCD monitor that can be used for composing and playing back shots. Super Macro function allows users to shoot from as close as 2cm and video clips can be recorded to the limit of the available memory. The camera comes with an internal memory of 12 MB and uses xD-Picture Cards. PictBridge support makes it easy to print directly to any PictBridge-enabled printer without using a computer and the camera is supplied with a video cable to allow users to enjoy viewing their photos on a standard TV set. The C-370 Zoom is powered by AA batteries and is expected to sell for $249. It is due for release this month.
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