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Olympus C-860L

Jan 18, 2000 at 04:00 GMT

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
Storage media:

Removable 3 V (3.3 V) SmartMedia (SSFDC) card (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 MB)
One 8 MB card including panorama function is supplied with camera.

Number of storable frames with 8 MB SmartMedia card:

2 (SHQ non-compress mode: TIFF). File size 3.7 MB
18 or more (SHQ compress mode). File size 440 KB (max.)
36 or more (HQ mode ). File size 220 KB (max.)
122 or more (SQ mode). File size 67 KB (max.).

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.
Recording:

1,280 x 960 pixels (SHQ mode)
1,280 x 960 pixels (HQ mode)
640 x 480 pixels (SQ mode).

White balance: Full auto TTL, pre-set (daylight, overcast, tungsten light (or lamp), fluorescent light).
Lens:

Olympus lens 5.5 mm, F2.8, 5 elements in 4 groups, including 1 aspherical lens.
(Equivalent to 36 mm lens on 35 mm camera.)

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.
Working range:

Standard: 50 cm ~ (infinity). Macro mode: 10 cm ~ 50 cm.
LCD finder is turned on automatically in macro mode.

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: Built-in flash.
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.
Outer connector:

DC input terminal, data input/output terminal (RS232C), video output terminal (NTSC or PAL).

Operating environment:

Temperature 0 ~ 40�C (operation) /-20 ~ 60�C (storage).
Humidity 30 ~ 90 % (operation) / 10 ~ 90 % (storage).

Power source: 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.