Today Olympus Japan announced the C-1, this compact, entry-level digital camera features a 1.3 megapixel CCD and a fixed 35 mm (equiv.) lens. Looks suspiciously similar to the Epic/Mju product line, doesn't it? The most recent similar product from Olympus was the D-360L (C-860L). Note also that (probably just for the Japanese market) it's available with It enters the market at a very low 38,000 YEN ($320).
|Olympus C-1 (Digital)||Olympus Stylus Epic / Mju (35mm Film)|
I don't suppose it'll be called the digital epic (US) / digital µ[mju:] (Europe/SE Asia) when it hits our shelves?
|Sensor||1/3.2" 1.3 megapixel (1.25 megapixel effective)|
|Lens||Fixed 35 mm (35 mm equiv.) F2.8|
|Image Sizes||1280 x 960 (SHQ, HQ)
640 x 480
|Storage Media||SmartMedia (4 - 128MB), 8 MB SmartMedia supplied|
|White Balance||Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent|
|Digital Zoom||Yes, 2x|
|Exposure compensation||+/-2 EV in 0.5 EV steps|
|Shutter speed range||1/2 - 1/1000 sec|
|Auto Focus||TTL AF|
|Focus Range||Normal: 0.5 m - Infinity
Macro: 0.1 - 0.5 m
|Continuous||2 fps up to 4 frames|
|LCD||1.5" TFT, 113,000 pixels|
|Flash modes||Auto, Red-Eye reduction auto, Forced Off, Forced On|
|Flash range||0.2 - 3.5 m|
|Self timer||12 seconds|
|Connections||DC input, USB, Video Out|
|Power||2 x AA or CR-V3 Lithium
(powers on automatically upon sliding front cover)
|Dimensions||110 x 62 x 34 mm|
|Price||38,000 YEN (US$320)|
|Availability||24 March 2001 (Japan)|
Optional "covers" (not confirmed but I think they simply stick-on)
|Devil Rock (Stuttgart, Germany) by cornissimo|
from Neon Signs
|Carla... by lickity split|
from Beautiful caucasian female faces
|Lunar New Year Fireworks by Michael L NYC 99|
|Vatican Basilica by wam7|
from Street lights
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