updated 11:20 am EDT, Thu September 16, 2004
Olympus C-7000 Zoom
Olypus today introduced the , which it calls the "world's smallest and lightest" 7.1-megapixel, 5x optical zoom digital camera. The C-7000 includes a newly developed 5x optical zoom lens (f2.8/f4.8 - f8.0, 38mm - 190mm equivalent) that leverages the camera's TruePic TURBO Image Processor to suppress noise and boost image definition. The compact camera measures just 4"(W) x 2.3"(H) x 1.7"(D) and weighs only 7.7 ounces. The camera's metal body is finished in a sophisticated Premium Titanium color. The C-7000 Zoom will be available in October for $600 with a 32MB xD-Picture Card, Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (and charger), a USB 2.0 cable, wrist strap, and Olympus Master Software.
The new digital camera also offers a 6x digital zoom, Super Macro mode, an Autofocus (AF) Target Selection function that allows users to choose from 143 different AF target zones, manual focus, automatic identification of overexposure during shooting and playback, a large 2.0-inch LCD monitor, 10 scene program modes, four user-definable My Mode settings (for custom balance, sharpness, contrast, and other settings), time lapse photography functions, FAW data recording, 30 fps VGA movie mode, automatic red-eye reduction, calendar functions, support for Olympus xD-Picture Card, and in-camera recharging of the batteries via an optional $50 adapter.