Yesterday Olympus Japan announced the C-860L. This is an updated version of the C830L seen as the entry level Olympus digicam with a 1.3 megapixel CCD and a fixed 36mm lens. Rumours abound about new cameras from Olympus, including an updated C-920Z, the C960Z.
Specifications (shamelessly ripped from Olympus Europe page).
|Model:||Olympus CAMEDIA C-860L|
|Type:||Digital camera with 4.5 cm/1.8 inch colour TFT LCD monitor|
Removable 3 V (3.3 V) SmartMedia
(SSFDC) card (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 MB)
|Number of storable frames with 8 MB SmartMedia card:||
2 (SHQ non-compress mode:
TIFF). File size 3.7 MB
|Recording system:||Digital recording: JPEG with "Design Rule for Camera File System" support/ TIFF (non-compression)/ DPOF support.|
|Imager:||1/2.7 inch 1,310,000 pixel CCD.|
1,280 x 960 pixels (SHQ mode)
|White balance:||Full auto TTL, pre-set (daylight, overcast, tungsten light (or lamp), fluorescent light).|
Olympus lens 5.5 mm, F2.8,
5 elements in 4 groups, including 1 aspherical lens.
|Digital tele:||Digital tele (2x).|
|Aperture||F2.8, F5.6, and F11(auto select).|
|Light metering:||TTL digital ESP metering with imager, spot metering is also available.|
|Exposure control||Programmed auto exposure (+/- 2 EV exposure compensation in 0.5 EV steps).|
|Focusing:||TTL system autofocus.|
Standard: 50 cm ~ �
(infinity). Macro mode: 10 cm ~ 50 cm.
|Sensitivity:||Auto and equivalent to ISO 125, 250 and 500 selectable.|
|Shutter:||1/2 ~ 1/500 sec. mechanical shutter.|
|Viewfinder:||Optical real image viewfinder, LCD monitor.|
|LCD monitor:||4.5 cm/1.8 inch colour TFT with 61,000 pixels, brightness adjustment is possible.|
|Display mode:||One frame, slide-show mode, index-display mode (9 frames), close-up display, file-name.|
|Flash modes:||Auto (low and backlight), red-eye reducing, off, fill-in, slow synchronisation, slow synchronisation and red-eye reduction.|
|Flash working range:||0.2 ~ 3.0 m (equivalent to ISO 125).|
|Sequence mode:||6 to 10 sequential pictures at 2 frames per second (SQ mode only).|
|Self-timer:||12 second delay.|
|Printing:||P-150/300E via PC, P-330E/NE without PC via SmartMedia card slot.|
DC input terminal, data input/output
terminal (RS232C), video output terminal (NTSC or PAL).
Temperature 0 ~ 40�C (operation)
/-20 ~ 60�C (storage).
Main power source: 4 x AA
alkaline batteries / 4 x AA nickel hydride batteries /
4 x AA lithium batteries / 4 x AA NiCd batteries. Optional AC adapter.
|Date/time/calendar:||Simultaneous recording onto image data. Automatically set up to year 2030.|
|Dimensions:||128 (W) x 65 (H) x 47 (D) mm (excluding projections).|
|Weight:||Approx. 235 g (without batteries and SmartMedia card).|
|Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.|