Olympus UK have added the C-2100UZ and C-990Z to their website, in addition there are Quicktime VR 3D views available of both cameras for those who are interested. A quick recap, the C-2100UZ has: 1.92 megapixels effective (1600 x 1200), 10x stabalised zoom lens (38mm - 380mm), TTL LCD Viewfinder, SmartMedia. Expected retail price is around US$1,300, supposed to be available in Japan in August (which means we can expect them around September).

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Olympus C-2100 UltraZoom Specifications

Imager 2.1 megapixel 1/2" CCD GRGB
1.92 megapixels effective (1600 x 1200)
Image sizes 1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Image modes TIFF, JPEG (SHQ, HQ, SQ)
Lens Olympus 10 x, 38mm - 380mm (35mm equiv.) F2.8 - F3.5
Optical stablisation prevents blur at long focal lengths
Lens thread 49 mm
Normal focus distance

W: 0.6m (1.9ft) - Infinity
T: 2.0m (6.5ft) - Infinity

Macro focus distance

W: 0.1m (3.9") - 0.6m (1.9ft)
T: 1.0m (3.2ft) - 2.0m (6.5ft)

Focus modes

Single AF, Full-time AF, Manual

Focus illuminator

Built-in focus illumination lamp

Digital Zoom 1.1x - 2.7x in 0.1x steps
ISO sensitivity Auto (100-400), 100, 200, 400
Exposure compensation +/-2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Exposure modes Program, Scene-Program (Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Night), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Full Manual
Bracketing 3 shots in 0.3, 0.6 or 1.0 EV steps
Shutter speed

Auto: 1/2s - 1/800s in 1/3 stop steps
Manual: 16s - 1/800s in 1/3 stop steps

Aperture priority F2.8 - F8.0 in 1/3 stop steps
Metering modes iESP, Center-weighted, Spot
Sharpness setting Soft, Normal, Hard
White Balance Auto, Manual Preset, Fine, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Flash Internal, pop-up
Flash range @ ISO100 W: 0.3m (11.8") - 4.0m (13ft)
T: 1.0m (3.2ft) - 3.2m (10.5ft)
Flash modes Auto, Anti red-eye, Slow Sync (Front & Rear), Forced on, Forced off, External
External flash Sync connector (for FL-40)
Self-Timer 2 / 10 seconds & Remote Control
Burst mode SHQ: 1.5fps up to 5 images
HQ: 1.8fps up to 16 images
SQ (640 x 480): 1.8fps up to 86 images
Movie mode Motion JPEG 15fps,(320 x 240 / 160 x 120)
8MB = 23 seconds @ 320 x 240
Viewfinder 0.55" LCD TTL (114,000 pixels), adjustable
Only one of Viewfinder LCD or rear preview LCD can be active at any one time.
LCD 1.8" (114,000 pixels)
Picture effects Sepia, B&W, Black Board
Voice recording Available, built-in or external microphone
Remote control InfraRed, supplied RM-1
Storage SmartMedia up to 64MB
8MB Supplied
Timing Store 1600 x 1200 TIFF: 18 secs
Store 1600 x 1200 SHQ JPEG: 3.5 secs
Store 1600 x 1200 HQ JPEG: 2 secs
Connectivity USB, Serial PC/Mac, External microphone
Video output NTSC / PAL & Audio
Power Supply 4 x AA Batteries or 2 x CR-V3 Lithium packs (supplied)
Weight 540 g (1.2 lb)
Dimensions 112.5 x 77.5 x 141 mm (4.4 x 3.1 x 5.6")
Price 138,000 YEN (Japan) - (~US$1,300)
Release August 2000 - Japan