Olympus has today announced a 6.0 megapixel addition to its new SP series of cameras. The SP-700 squeezes all the controls on the back of the camera to one side to make way for a huge 3-inch LCD, the biggest yet on an Olympus camera. The company is hoping the 'design-led' SP-700 will be the camera to be seen with. The SP-700 has a special guide function for beginners, which explains the different menu options and scene modes and will be available in time for Christmas 2005.
The Olympus SP-700
See the bigger picture with the latest Olympus camera
London, 4 October 2005 – The SP-700 boasts Olympus’s largest LCD to date with its 3 inch (7.6cm) HyperCrystal LCD. Combined with 6.0 million pixels and a precision 3x zoom lens (1:3.3-4.0, equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm format), the SP-700 ensures that users are able to easily capture, view and share their high quality images with friends.
Whether at the pub, on holiday or on a day out, a streamlined metal body makes this lightweight, design-led camera the latest gadget to be seen with.
The Olympus SP-700 will be available in time for Christmas 2005.
With the SP-700, capturing sharp, vibrant images whilst out and about couldn’t be easier, thanks to its fast response and start-up times, and integrated guide function. Furthermore, the 3 inch LCD with 230,000 pixels means you and your friends can easily view the images at the same time directly on the camera. The SP-700 caters for the perfectionists among us. Its Compare and Shoot function enables users to check and compare results before re-shooting or adjusting settings if necessary, helping to ensure you will never take a bad photograph again. Say goodbye to closed eyes and over-exposure and capture every moment to perfection.
The camera’s functionality is enhanced with a range of 24 scene modes. They include an underwater shooting mode to be used in conjunction with the PT-013 underwater case, Red-eye Fix, and Macro or Super Macro Mode for shooting from just 1cm away. A range of additional features, including multi-shot, Label Shot, Calendar function, 2in1 and panorama (when using an Olympus xD-Picture Card) provides more creative users with the opportunity to experiment with a variety of special effects.
With its LCD, stylish compact design and host of special features, the SP-700 will open your eyes to a wider range of photographic opportunities.
The Olympus SP-700 – main features
- Extra large 7.6cm/3” LCD with 230,000 pixels
- 6.0 million pixels
- Precision 3x optical zoom (38-114mm, 35mm camera equiv.)
- Auto mode plus 24 scene modes (incl. Portrait, Beach, Snow, Night Scene and Underwater) for trouble-free shooting
- Movie recording with sound (VGA size at 30fps)
- Creative functions, e.g. Slide Show, Compare & Shoot, Multi-shot,
- Histogram in shooting and playback mode
- Guide Function for easy operation. Explains the different menu options and scene modes.
- Image editing functions on board incl. red-eye fix, brightness, saturation, trimming, B&W and sepia – without need for a PC
- 11 MB internal memory plus slot for xD-Picture Cards
- Super Macro mode for shooting from 1cm
- TruePic TURBO image processor
- PictBridge compatible
1/2.5" Type CCD
|Image sizes|| 2816 x 2112
2288 x 1712
1600 x 1200
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480
320 x 240
160 x 120
|Lens|| 38 -114 mm (35 mm equiv) 3x optical zoom
F 3.3 - 4.0
|Image stabilization||Digital image stabilizer for movies|
|Digital zoom||Up to 4x|
|Focus|| TTL system iESP auto focus with contrast detection
iESP auto focus
Spot auto focus
|Focus distance|| Normal: 0.3m (wide) / 0.6 m (tele)
Macro: 0.1m (wide) / 0.5 m (tele)
Super macro: From 1cm
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
|Exposure compensation|| +/-2EV
1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed||4 - 1/2000 sec|
|Scene modes|| Portrait
Landscape and Portrait
Night & Portrait
Available Light Portrait
Shot & Select 1 and 2
Underwater Wide 1 and 2
|White balance|| Full-auto TTL ESP
|Continuous shooting||0.7fps for up to 3 frames in Super high|
|Image parameters|| Sepia
Black and white
Birghtness and saturation correction
Auto, red-eye reduction, fill-in , off, red-eye reduction & fill-in
Range: 0.3m – 2.6m (wide) / 1.2m – 2.1m (tele)
Guide number: 6.5
|LCD monitor|| 3" TFT LCD
|Print compliance|| PictBridge
|Storage|| xD-Picture Card
11MB internal memory
|Power|| Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Charger not included
|Weight (no batt)||140 g (4.9 oz)|
|Dimensions||98 x 57 x 25mm (3.8 x 2.2 x 1 in)|
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