Olympus announce 2.1 megapixel C-21

Aug 24, 1999 at 04:00 GMT

Olympus Japan today announced the new fixed focal length C-21. This tiny unit (slightly smaller than the Canon A5) sports the same 2.1 megapixel CCD as the C-2000Z but with no zoom lens (fixed 38mm lens is used instead) or manual features.

This camera is squarely aimed as competition to the Nikon Coolpix 700, Fuji MX-2700 and Canon A50. Priced at 89,000 YEN (US$729) and to be released in Japan at the beginning of August.

PC Watch Sample Images (from a beta camera)

Nice example of chromatic abberations in this shot

Brief specifications:

The lens is uncovered by sliding the door down this also powers up the camera and uncovers the viewfinder window.