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Next we have the Stylus 830 which shares most of it's features with the 820 but adds Dual Image Stabilization - a combination of optical stabilization and ISO boost. Available in silver or black, the casing is weatherproofed as a Stylus (or mju as they are known outside the US) should be.
London, 23 August 2007 – A premium combination of design and features lend the Olympus µ [mju:] 830 irresistible qualities. With the luxury of a 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 36-180mm on a 35mm camera), photographers can get closer to subjects without having to move an inch. Double protection against blur caused by camera shake, which is more likely at high magnifications, is provided by Dual Image Stabilisation – a combination of high ISO setting and a mechanical image stabiliser. Furthermore, a smart, weatherproof*, aluminium exterior, finished in silver or black, serves as a stylish defence against all kinds of unexpected weather. This means that the picture-taking doesn’t have to stop when the sunshine does. And an 8 Megapixel CCD combined with innovative Face Detection Technology ensures that photos featuring faces are virtually guaranteed to come out perfectly sharp and exposed.
The Olympus µ [mju:] 830 will be available from October 2007 at around £250. For further information call 0800 0720070 or visit www.olympus.co.uk.
With a sleek, weatherproof* aluminium body in silver or black, the µ [mju:] 830 need not shy away from poor weather. Whether exposed to light showers on the hiking trail, or a splash from the pool, this model keeps on shooting through it all. 8.0 Megapixels ensure that even the tiniest of details are captured, while the 5x optical zoom (equiv. to 36-180mm) means more shooting flexibility – especially when it’s a challenge for the photographer to get close to their subject.
Face Detection Technology ensures that subjects’ faces come out stunningly sharp and optimally-exposed. Meanwhile, Shadow Adjustment Technology automatically adjusts the exposure settings for shadowy parts of the image so that results are significantly more detailed and realistic. This model also bids farewell to unwanted blur as it incorporates Dual Image Stabilisation: a high ISO setting and mechanical image stabiliser combine to provide double insurance against the effects of camera shake.
A large 6.4cm HyperCrystal LCD makes framing and reviewing shots a piece of cake – even in direct sunlight, with BrightCapture Technology working to improve the brightness of both still images and movies, as well as previews displayed on the LCD. And the inclusion of the new TruePic III image processor means more faithful colour reproduction, reduced image noise and a boost in overall camera speed.
With 22 scene modes including Night Scene and Candle, it’s no problem to quickly adjust to virtually any shooting situation. And an internal memory plus an xD-Picture Card slot mean that the user can expand storage at any time. Additionally, the Olympus Master software allows for the organisation and archiving of photos once they’re on a computer – and the trial version of Muvee Pack included can be used to create photo “movies” from images.
*Weatherproof equivalent to the IEC standard publication 529 IPX4
1/2.3" Type CCD
3248 x 2436
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480 @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 15fps
160 x 120 @ 15fps
|Maximum clip length|| 640 x 480: 10 sec
320 x 240 / 160 x 120: 29 min
|File formats|| JPEG Exif v2.2
AVI (Motion JPEG) with WAV audio
|Lens|| 5x optical zoom
36-180 mm (35 mm equiv)
|Image stabilization||Dual Image Stabilization|
|Digital zoom||up to 5.6x|
|Focus modes|| Autofocus
|Focus distance|| Standard: 70 cm-infinity
Macro: 20 cm-infinity (wide), 60 cm-infinity (tele)
Super Macro: 3 cm closest focus distance
|AF area modes|| TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
|Metering|| ESP Multi-Pattern
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto (80 - 400)
|Exposure compensation||+/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Shutter speed|| 1/2 - 1/2000 sec
Up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode
|White balance|| Auto
|Continuous shooting|| 7 fps / 11frames (in 3MP mode)|
Range (Auto ISO): Wide: 20 cm- 3.6 m (7.9 in - 11.8 ft), Tele: 60 cm- 2.4 m (2.0 - 7.9 ft)
|LCD monitor|| 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD
Combined USB 2.0 Hi-speed and AV output
|Print compliance|| PictBridge
Print Image Matching III
|Storage|| xD-Picture Card (Panorama mode available when using Olympus branded cards)
14.8 MB internal storage
|Power|| Li-ion battery pack LI-42B|
|Weight (no batt)||125 g (4.4 oz)|
|Dimensions||99.6 x 55.1 x 24 mm (3.9 x 2.2 x 0.9 in)|
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