Olympus launch seven new cameras at PMA

Olympus announce seven new cameras at PMA Las Vegas including an 8 mega pixel semi professional model and a 10x zoom camera capable of capturing movies


Olympus C-310
Cut straight to the chase with the CAMEDIA C-310ZOOM. Featuring a classic form, this 3.2 million pixel camera is perfect for newcomers to digital photography and the ideal companion at any party or on holiday. Equipped with a 3x zoom lens, precision functions and helpful scene programs, it makes capturing your view of the world easy. Even if that means showing objects from just 2cm away, macro mode makes this possible. And to top it all, the shooting fun comes with a very reasonable price tag.

Main features:
- 3.2 million pixels
- 3x optical zoom (equiv. 38 - 114mm on 35mm camera), f2.9-5.0
- Super Macro mode: shooting from as close as 2cm
- 5 scene programmes (Portrait, Self Portrait, Night Scene, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait)
- Movie recording function
- PictBridge support
- 1.8" LCD with multi-language menu

Olympus C-360
Are you looking for a digital camera with a range of advanced features, zooming flexibility and great image quality at a moderate price? Look no further. The 3.2 million pixel C-360ZOOM makes quality shooting a snap. With a 3x optical zoom for close-up fun, this camera really brings your shots to life. You can even focus down to 7cm for truly eye-opening detail in the camera's super macro mode or record video clips with the integrated movie function plus sound.

Main features:
- 3.2 million pixels
- 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 35-105mm on a 35mm camera), f3.1-5.2
- Super Macro mode: shooting from as close as 7cm
- 5 scene programmes (Portrait, Self Portrait,Night Scene, Landscape, Landscape with -Portrait)
- Movie recording function with sound and editing function
- PictBridge support
- 1.8" LCD with multi-language menu
- CAMEDIA Master 4.2 software provided
- SDK compatible

Olympus mju 410
The µ[mju] 410 Digital is not only the fitting style accessory for any occasion. It also lets you capture the perfect shot without any effort. With its weatherproof, full metal casing, you can even take it to the pool or the slopes without fear of moisture getting in. A 3x zoom and 4 million pixels give you the high resolution images that really make a big impression. And to boost performance even further, TruePic Turbo delivers more image clarity, contrast and brilliant colour. And on top of this, the new technology also increases the camera's processing speed by up to 30%.

Main features:
- 4.0 million pixels
- Weatherproof metal body
- TruePic Turbo image processor
- 3x optical zoom (equiv. 35 - 105mm on 35mm camera), f3.1-5.2
- Extremely fast startup time and a very short shutter release time lag
- Sunshine LCD monitor
- 8 scene programmes (Portrait, Night Scene, Self Portrait, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Beach and Snow, Cuisine, Indoor)
- Movie recording function with sound
- 1.5" LCD with multi-language menu
- PictBridge support

Olympus C-725
Step into the thrilling world of Ultra Zoom photography. With its 8x zoom power the 3.2 million pixel C-725 Ultra Zoom lets you get closer to the subject. No more will your point of interest be swamped by its surroundings. Instead of dots in a sports field, individual players can be zoomed in on. Birds high in a tree are no longer lost in the branches either. They can be brought in to fill the frame in all their fine-feathered detail and colour.

Main features:
- 3.0 million pixels
- 8x optical zoom with ED lens (equiv. 40 - 320mm on 35mm camera), f2.8/3.4
- Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Full Manual modes
- Portrait, Sport and Night Scene modes
- Movie recording function
- Supplied with 16MB xD-Picture Card
- Electronic viewfinder with 110,000 pixels
- 1.5" LCD with multi-language menu
- USB AutoConnect
- CAMEDIA Master 4.2 software provided

Olympus C-765
Looking for a change? Here's your chance to shoot like a celebrity, sports or wildlife photographer. With the extremely compact C-765 Ultra Zoom in your hand you're able to move into new subject areas and aesthetics. For example, its 10x zoom power lets you capture a frame-filling shot of your favourite player on the pitch. This digital camera not only gives you the optical power to explore new territory and subjects. With its four million pixels, innovative TruePic Turbo processing system and array of shooting features, you can be sure your images have the clarity and colour to really come alive.

Main features:
- 4.0 million pixels
- 10x optical zoom, f2.8 - 3.7 (equiv. 38 - 380mm on 35mm camera)
- TruePic Turbo image processor
- Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Full Manual modes
- 4 scene programs (Portrait, Sports, Night Scene, Landscape)
- Super macro mode: shooting from as close as 3cm
- Movie recording function with sound
- 240,000 pixel electronic viewfinder
- 1.8 inch LCD monitor with 110,00 pixels
- PictBridge compatible
- USB 2.0 (AutoConnect)
- CAMEDIA Master 4.2 software provided

Olympus C-770
Now you can have both: high quality MPEG4 video with sound and first-class digital stills. The centre-piece of the ultra-compact, four million pixel C-770 Movie is a powerful 10x optical zoom. There's virtually nothing this lens can't do. It lets you bring distant objects closer and permits macro focusing from just 3cm away. And when the action really takes off, switch to the movie recording function for full-frame video shots with sound. The clarity and drama of the results will really dazzle your friends when played back on a television screen.

Main features:
- 4.0 million pixels
- 10x optical zoom with ED lens (equiv. 38 - 380mm on 35mm camera), f2.8/3.7
- Full-screen (640 x 480 pixels) MPEG4 movie recording at 30 fps with sound
- Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Full Manual modes
- Hot shoe
- 6 scene programs
- Supplied with 128MB xD-Picture Card
- PictBridge compatible
- USB 2.0 (AutoConnect)
- 1.8" LCD with multi-language menu
- CAMEDIA Master 4.2SE plus Ulead VideoStudio7 SE Basic are provided with the camera

Olympus C-8080
Okay, eight million pixels is impressive but it's not just the pixels that make the picture. That's why Olympus combines the high resolution with an optical system of the highest calibre. This camera's 5x wide zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 28 - 140mm) includes 3 ED lenses and has been designed to draw maximum performance from the CCD for spellbinding results. Wherever you are, no matter how bright the light, the innovative sunshine LCD makes sure you can check the captured image and share it with others. Protected by a magnesium alloy body, the C-8080 WIDE ZOOM brings the convenience, size and light weight of a compact with performance and photographic versatility to rival many digital SLRs.

Main features:
- 8.0 million pixels
- Magnesium alloy body
- 5x optical zoom (equiv. 28 - 140mm on 35mm camera), f2.4-3.5
- Very short shutter release time lag of 0.3 sec. and extremely fast startup time
- Sunshine LCD monitor (may be tilted down 20 and up 90 degrees)
- High speed sequence shooting: 1.6 frames per second (except TIFF)
- Auto bracketing: up to 5 images (except TIFF)
- Electronic viewfinder with 240,000 pixels
- Programme, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Full Manual modes
- Numerous focusing control options: iESP, spot, full time AF, manual focus
- Dual AF system
- Hot shoe
- Movie recording function with sound
- USB 2.0 (AutoConnect)