PMA 2003: Olympus has today announced the entry level D-390 (C-150 in Europe) digital camera. This model is the successor to the D-380 / C-120 model, the new camera is some 15% smaller than that which it replaces, it has a two megapixel CCD sensor and a fixed 38 mm equiv. lens. The D-390 / C-150 stores its photos on xD-Picture Card and is powered by AA size batteries. The D-390 / C-150 also features a larger 1.8" LCD monitor. Street price: $149 / £139.

Press Release (Olympus UK):

Olympus C-150 (D-390 in North America)

A great start for digital users

Olympus announces the launch of its latest entry level digital camera, the C-150. The perfect model for those who want to explore the world of digital photography, this compact 2 million pixel digital camera is available from end of April with a RRP of £139.99 (inc VAT). For stockist information call freephone 0800 072 0070.

Following on from the C-120, the new C-150 features a redesigned body that is 15% smaller than the current model. Couple this with a bright lens (f2.8), 4x digital zoom and a host of automatic features, means this autofocus model guarantees great results while remaining incredibly easy to use. The introduction of a large 1.8" display means capturing your digital moments is even easier.

For those new to the world of digital imaging, the C-150 is exceptionally easy to use. Just insert the batteries and 16Mb xD-Picture Card, capable of holding 165 images in low quality mode, and away you go. Everything else is built in: automatic systems for exposure, focussing, ISO, white balance and an integrated flash, as well as a high quality 38mm AF lens (equivalent to a 35mm camera).

With four scene programs and four pre-sets for white balance, users can change the setting of the camera to suit the picture they want to take. Options cover every eventuality from overcast conditions to landscape settings.

Other functions include a panorama mode, 2 in 1 shooting, Black & White or Sepia modes and the ability to record short movie sequences in QuickTime Motion JPEG format.

Olympus D-390 / C-150 Specifications


CCD Imager 2.0 Megapixel Effective
2.1 Megapixel Total
1/3.2 Type CCD
Lens Olympus glass lens 5mm
(38mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
Seamless Digital Zoom 2.5x digital zoom
Aperture Range F2.8-5.6
Shutter Speeds 1/1000 sec. � 1/2 sec. Automatic
ISO Auto 100-200
Recording Mode(s) Still Image: EXIF 2.2 JPEG, DCF (design rule for Camera File System), QuickTime Motion JPEG (Movie Mode).PIM II
Adjustable Resolutions 1600 x 1200 SHQ, JPEG
1600 x 1200 HQ, JPEG
1024 x 768 SQ2, JPEG
640 x 480 SQ2, JPEG
320 x 240 @ 15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG
160 x 120 @ 15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Print Reserve, All print reservation, Display Date information
Optical Image Enlargement N/A
Image Adjustment Modes N/A
Image Effects Resize, Rotate, Sepia, and Black and White
Panorama Up to 10 frames stitchable with CAMEDIA Master software when using Olympus brand SmartMedia
Sequence N/A
Viewfinder Optical real-image viewfinder with autofocus/backlight mark
LCD 1.8" (3.8cm) color TFT LCD (61,000 pixels) used for viewing, reviewing or editing images
Focusing System TTL Contrast Detecting : Spot AF focus in Spot Metering Mode
Focusing Ranges Normal 20" � Infinity (0.5m � Infinity)
Macro Mode 8" � 20" (0.2m-0.5m)
Exposure Control Program Auto F2.8-8.0
Metering System Center Weighted Meter; Spot Metering, AE Lock with 1R position
White Balance System Automatic, plus Pre-set manual settings: Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten & Fluorescent
Flash Built-in Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash , Red-eye Reduction Flash, Fill-in Flash,
Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (first curtain)
Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (first curtain) w/red-eye reduction
Flash Off (built-in or external flash)
Flash Working Range 10" to 8.2' (0.25 m to 2.5 m) @ ISO 100
Flash Charging Time Approximately 6 seconds
Removable Media Card XD-Picture Card,(16,32,128 & 256 MB) 16MB included
Selftimer/Remote 12-sec. delay with built in self-timer
Setting Memorization On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Outer Connectors USB Connector (Auto-Connect), NTSC Video Out, DC input
Auto-connect USB Compatible with Window 98 rev2/ME/2000 Pro/XP and Mac OS 8.6 - OS X and higher
Window 98 rev2 driver provided on CD
Mac OS 8.6 requires USB mass storage drivers 1.3.5 available at apple.com
Downloading to laptop computer without USB port possible with optional PCMCIA x-Picture Card reader
Image Playback Index display, up to 3X enlargement, Slide-show
Operating Environment Operation: 32�F - 104�F (0�C- 40�C) 30-90% Humidity
Storage: -4�F - 104�F (-20�C - 60�C) 10-90% Humidity
Power Supply Main Power Source
(2) AA-Alkaline (Included)
(2) AA-NiMH Rechargeable
(2) Ni-Cad Rechargeable
(1) CR-3v (LB-01) Lithium Battery
AC Power Source
E-7AU 3Volt AC adapter (optional)
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image data
Calendar Automatic up to the year 2099
Size 4.2" W x 2.3" H x 1.6" D (108 x 57 x 40 mm) exluding protrusions
Weight 5.8oz (170 g) without battery and media card
Number of Storable Photos
Quality Pixel Resolution 16MB xD-Picture Card (included) 256MB xD-Picture Card
SHQ 1600 x 1208 10 shots 160 shots
HQ 1600 x 1200 32 shots 512 shots
SQ1 1024 x 768 58 shots 928 shots
SQ2 640 x 480 94 shots 1504 shots
HQ 320 x 240 15 fps movie 15 sec. max per movie 15 sec. max per movie
SQ 160 x 120 15 fps movie 60 sec. max per movie 60 sec. max per movie

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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