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Thanks to William Chang an IT reporter from Hong Kong who managed to get his hands on an engineering sample Olympus C-2100UZ (the one with the 10x optically stabilised zoom lens). Whilst this sneak preview is only made up of shots of the camera (not a report as such) we do also have four sample images shot with the camera.
|Olympus C-2100UZ, 10x optical stablised lens||C-2100UZ size compared to the C-2020Z|
|Rear of camera looks very similar to the C-2020Z apart from the AEL button. Note, the viewfinder uses a tiny 0.556" LCD to produce the image (not strictly optical TTL).||Main mode and power dial, interesting the RESET button, not sure if that's because this is an engineering model.|
|View of the top of the camera, large LCD with plenty of detail, here you can also see the zoom lever and shutter release which again seem identical to the C-2020Z.||SmartMedia only here...|
|Plenty of connectivity, we've got a flash sync connector, serial & USB, power, MIC input (for video we assume) and AV output.||Takes 4 x AA batteries or two of Olympus's new Lithium battery packs.|
Ok, not the best shots in the world but in the limited conditions they at least give a taste of what's to come... Remember, this was an engineering sample camera and as such production quality should be different. Phil says: Noticeable chromatic aberrations.
|38mm, 1/250s, F2.8
+0.7 EV comp, ISO 100, 373 KB
|190mm (5 x), 1/200s, F2.8
+0.7 EV comp, ISO 100, 390 KB
|380mm (10 x), 1/200s, F3.5
+0.7 EV comp, ISO 100, 399 KB
|380mm + 2.7x digital, 1/250s, F3.5
+0.7 EV comp, ISO 100, 333 KB
All Images (c)2000 William Chang