A 7.1 million pixel marvel, full of creative potential
Compact and light, the Olympus C-70 ZOOM is a real performer. By combining 7.1 million pixel print quality images with a 5x optical zoom, the camera delivers stunning pictures - even from a distance. With a 6x digital zoom too, the C-70 ZOOM can deliver an impressive 30x magnification.
The C-70 ZOOM is planned for release in October 2004, priced £419.99. (Approx $615).
Geared to quality
The compact C-70 ZOOM has much to tempt the enthusiastic hobby photographer. The combination of 7.1 million pixels with a bright 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 38-190mm on a 35mm camera, f2.8-4.8) delivers stunning performance. The camera’s high resolution ensures great image clarity even when using the 6x digital zoom. The TruePic TURBO image processor further enhances picture quality - boosting contrast and colours for even more lifelike results. Moreover, it significantly increases processing speed.
Enabling creative expression
The C-70 ZOOM offers photographers immense creative freedom. For example, manual control of the aperture and shutter speed allows users to personalise their pictures. Many other settings, such as white balance and auto-bracketing are also adjustable, while a host of precision metering systems guarantee amazing results with the minimum of fuss.
The camera is also very versatile. Recording short movie sequences is easy and movies are saved at 25 fps in VGA or QVGA resolution (TV quality). Meanwhile the Super Macro mode allows shots on objects an incredible 2cm away. The model comes with the powerful new 1230mAh rechargeable battery pack LI-12B.
Providing a clear view
The large 2.0 inch sunshine LCD* with 206,000 pixels, guarantees a clear view of all pictures, even in bright sunlight. With re-size, red-eye reduction, trimming and rotation editing functions all making the most of the large LCD, images can be adjusted on screen, ready for displaying on the monitor or a TV.
The Olympus C-70 ZOOM – main features
- 7.1 million pixels
- Metal body in a titanium colour
- 5x optical zoom (equiv. 38 – 190mm on 35mm camera), f2.8-4.8
- 6x digital zoom
- Super macro shooting from 2cm
- 2.0 inch sunshine LCD monitor with 206,000 pixels
- TruePic TURBO image processor
- Recording in TIFF, JPEG and RAW file formats possible
- Programme, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority & Full Manual modes
- Five scene programmes (Portrait, Night Scene, Sports, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait)
- Movie recording at 25 fps with sound in VGA and QVGA
- Time-lapse interval shooting
- Slideshow function
- Rotation, Re-size, Trimming and Red-eye reduction editing modes
- USB 2.0 and PictBridge compatible
- Olympus Master 1.0 software provided
* Innovative sunshine LCD technology uses semi-transparent layers that allow light to penetrate a few layers into the panel before it is reflected back. This, along with ’back light’, preserves contrast to ensure the LCD presents dazzling images in all conditions.
1/1.8 " Type CCD
|Image sizes|| 3072 x 2304
3072x x2048 (3:2)
2592 x 1944
2288 x 1712
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480 (25 fps) up to 20 seconds
640 x 480 (12.5 fps) 42 seconds
320 x 240 (25 fps) 57 seconds
320 x 240 (12.5 fps) 1 min 55 sec with a 32MB card
|File formats|| JPEG
|Lens|| 38 - 190 mm (5x zoom)
F2.8 - F 4.8
|Digital zoom||Up to 6x|
|Focus|| TTL autofocus with contrast detection
Standard: 60 cm (wide) / 120 cm (tele)
Macro: 8 - 60 cm (wide) / 60 - 120 cm (tele)
Super Macro Mode: From as close as 2cm, up to 34 x 25mm shooting area
|AF area modes|| Spot
143 AF points
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|ISO sensitivity|| ISO 80
|Exposure compensation|| +/- 2 EV
1/3 EV steps
|Exposure bracketing||Auto up to five frames in 1/3 EV steps|
|Shutter speed||15 - 1/2000 secs|
|White balance|| Auto
|White balance adjustment|| Red -7
|Continuous shooting|| 2.27 fps in high speed mode up to 2 images (also for RAW)
1.5 fps in normal mode
|Image parameters|| Sharpness
Black and white
Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), Red-eye reduction, On/ Off, Slow-sync, Slow-sync with red-eye reduction
Range: 3.8 m (wide) - 2.2 m (tele)
Guide number: Approx 7.5
Flash compensation: +/- 2EV
|LCD monitor|| 2" TFT LCD
206, 000 pixels
|Print compliance|| Exif 2.2
|Storage|| xD Picture Card
32 MB card supplied
|Power|| Rechargeable lithium ion LI -12Bbattery|
|Weight (no batt)||220 g (7.7 oz)|
|Dimensions||109 x 59 x 43 mm (4.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 in)|
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