toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Olympus makes E-600 entry DSLR official

updated 08:20 am EDT, Mon August 31, 2009

Olympus E-600

Olympus this morning took the wraps from a new entry-level digital SLR that should help it fight rivals like the Nikon D3000. The E-600 is very similar to the 12-megapixel E-620 but makes key choices to drop the price: it removes the backlighting from the buttons and scales back a handful of software features, including the aspect mask control, a double-shot exposure mode. Half the art filters have also been removed and limit the E-600 to three of the live visual effects.

Outside of these changes, the Four Thirds camera is virtually identical to the more expensive model and has a swiveling 2.7-inch LCD, 7-point autofocusing, ISO sensitivity between 100 and 3,200 and continuous shooting of 4 frames per second. Image stabilization is built into the body, and photographers can load either CompactFlash or xD cards for storage.

The E-600 should cost just $600 in a kit with a 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 lens, or about $100 less than an E-620 with the same optics. Shipments don't start until November.








by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented