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
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)|
|Shutter Speeds||1/1000 sec. � 2 sec., Automatic|
|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 Modes||Auto Flash for low
Red-eye Reduction 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||
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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