PMA 2003: Olympus has today announced the D-560 Zoom (C-350 Zoom in Europe) digital camera. The competitively priced D-560 / C-350 offers a three megapixel sensor and three times optical zoom, as we would expect it stores its images on xD-Picture Card and is powered by AA batteries. This new camera is smaller than the D-550 it replaces and also features a new easier to use menu system. Price: $299 (US street) / £249 (UK RRP).

Press Release (Olympus UK):

Olympus C-350 Zoom (D-560 Zoom in North America)

Expanding your digital horizons

Olympus announces the launch of its latest digital camera, the C-350 Zoom. Just the thing for those who want to expand their digital photography skills, this 3.2 million pixel digital camera is available from April with a RRP of £249.99 (inc VAT). For stockist information call freephone 0800 072 0070.

Following in the footsteps of the C-300 Zoom, the new C-350 Zoom features a redesigned body that is smaller and slicker than the current model. With a bright lens (f3.1 - f5.2), 3x optical zoom, a 3x digital zoom and a host of automatic features, the C-350 Zoom will produce stunning prints up to A3.

The combined power of the optical and digital zoom gives you a 9x zoom (equivalent of 35 - 105mm on 35mm camera) which is great for getting up close and personal to your subjects. Combined with the introduction of a large 1.8" display, capturing your digital moments is now even easier.

For the intermediate user looking for more than just a point-and-shoot digital camera, the C-350 Zoom offers plenty of options for creativity. Users can choose from four scene programs (portrait, self-portrait, landscape and night scene), white balance, macro mode, a panorama mode, 2 in 1 shooting, Black & White or Sepia modes and the ability to record short movie sequences in QuickTime Motion JPEG format.

The C-350 Zoom comes with 16Mb xD-Picture Card (giving you 165 images in low quality mode) and supports the new EXIF 2.2 standard as well as PIM II, enabling compatible printers to apply the saved data to produce optimised image printouts.

Olympus D-560 Zoom / C-350 Zoom Specifications

CCD Imager 3.2 Megapixel Effective
3.3 Megapixel Total
1/ 2.5 Type CCD
Lens Olympus aspherical glass 3x zoom lens 5.8-17.4mm
(35-105mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
Seamless Digital Zoom 10x total (3x optical combined with 3.3x digital zoom)
Aperture Range F3.1-5.2
Shutter Speeds 1/1000 sec. � 2 sec., Automatic
ISO Auto 60-400
Recording Mode(s) Still Image: EXIF 2.2 JPEG, DCF (design rule for Camera File System), QuickTime Motion JPEG (Movie Mode).PIM II
Adjustable Resolutions 2048 x 1536 SHQ, JPEG
2048 x 1536 HQ, JPEG
1024 x 768 SQ2, JPEG
640 x 480 SQ2, JPEG
320 x 240 @ 15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG
160 x 120 @ 15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Print Reserve, All print reservation, Display Date information
Optical Image Enlargement N/A
Image Adjustment Modes N/A
Image Effects Resize, Rotate, Sepia, and Black and White
Panorama Up to 10 frames stitchable with CAMEDIA Master software when using Olympus brand SmartMedia�
Sequence 1.5fps, maximum 7 frames HQ
Viewfinder Optical real-image viewfinder with autofocus/backlight mark
LCD 1.8" (3.8cm) color TFT LCD (85,000 pixels) used for viewing, reviewing or editing images
Focusing System iESP Multi-pattern Auto-focus, TTL Contrast Detecting : Spot AF focus in Spot Metering Mode
Focusing Ranges Standard AF 20" � Infinity (0.5m � Infinity)
Macro Mode 8" � 20" (0.2m-0.5m)
Exposure Control Program Auto F3.1-5.2
Metering System iESP multi-pattern; Center Weighted Meter; AE Lock w/1R shutter release position
White Balance System iESP Auto; Pre-set manual settings: Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten & Fluorescent
Flash Built-in Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash for low and backlight
Red-eye Reduction Flash
Fill-in Flash
Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (first curtain)
Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (first curtain) w/red-eye reduction
Flash Off (built-in or external flash)
Flash Working Range W: 0.65" - 12.4" (0.2 - 3.8m), T: 0.65" � 7.2" (0.2 - 2.2m)
Flash Charging Time Approximately 6 seconds
Removable Media Card XD-Picture Card,(16, 32, 64, 128 & 256 MB) 16MB included
Selftimer/Remote 12-sec. delay with built in self-timer
Setting Memorization On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Outer Connectors USB Connector (Auto-Connect), NTSC Video Out, DC input
Auto-connect USB Compatible with Windows 98 rev2/ME/2000 Pro/XP-MacOS 8.6-9.22/OSX
Image Playback Index display, up to 3X enlargement, Slide-show
Operating Environment Operation: 32�F - 104�F (0�C- 40�C) 30-90% Humidity
Storage: -4�F - 104�F (-20�C - 60�C) 10-90% Humidity
Power Supply Main Power Source
(2) AA-Alkaline (Included)
(2) AA-NiMH Rechargeable
(2) Ni-Cad Rechargeable
(1) CR-3v (LB-01) Lithium Battery
AC Power Source
E-7AU 3Volt AC adapter (optional)
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image date
Calendar Automatic up to the year 2099
Size 4.4" W x 2.4" H x 1.6" D (112 x 67 x 40 mm) exluding protrusions
Weight 5.8oz (166 g) without battery and media card
Number of Storable Photos
Quality Pixel Resolution 16MB xD-Picture Card (included) 256MB xD-Picture Card
SHQ 2048 x 1536 6 shots 96 shots
HQ 2048 x 1536 20 shots 320 shots
SQ1 1024 x 768 76 shots 1216 shots
SQ2 640 x 480 165 shots 2640 shots
HQ 320 x 240 15 fps movie 15 sec. max per movie 15 sec. max per movie
SQ 160 x 120 15 fps movie 60 sec. max per movie 60 sec. max per movie

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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