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Olympus FE-250 with ISO10,000 launched - The latest Olympus release offers a healthy 8Mp resolution, and also an ISO mode up to 10,000, albeit in 3Mp resolution.
The Olympus FE-250 boasts an impressive 8.0 Megapixel CCD, bringing high resolution to entry-level photography. And, thanks to the slim metal body measuring just 16.7mm, users can carry this picture taking power with them at all times. For viewing and framing comfort, the FE-250 features a large 6.4cm LCD. It’s now even possible to take great photos in low-light conditions: The FE-250 is the first in its series to incorporate Olympus’ own BrightCapture Technology. And naturally, as with all cameras in the FE range, it is incredibly easy to use.
With an 8.0 Megapixel CCD, the FE-250 produces crystal-clear pictures and delivers the power to print large, high-resolution photos. The 3x zoom lens gives photographers all the range they need to capture a wide variety of subjects from landscapes to portraits and close ups. Yet despite featuring a whopping 6.4cm LCD screen with 230,000 pixels, this stylish, metal-bodied camera is still small enough to be easily taken anywhere.
With its “one button, one function” design principle the FE-250 is remarkably easy to operate. Choices of 15 scene modes guarantee great results in many often experienced situations. This camera also features eight shooting programmes and a convenient mode dial makes choosing between them simplicity itself. Programmes include Movie recording with sound as well as Image Stabilisation, which employs BrightCapture Technology to avoid blurred photos by boosting the ISO value to 10,000*. By selecting modes such as Candle or Indoor, the special mood and atmosphere of night-time settings can by faithfully captured as the need to use the flash is also significantly reduced.
In addition to its internal memory, the camera features a memory card slot that accepts tiny xD-Picture Cards – available in up to 2GB capacity. The Olympus Master software included with the FE-250 rounds out this package, giving a fun way to edit, view and archive photos on a computer. The Olympus FE-250 will be available from camera shops in February 2007, with an estimated High Street price of £200.
The Olympus FE-250 – main features:
- 8.0 Megapixel CCD in a stylish metal body
- 3x optical zoom (equiv. to 35-105mm on a 35mm model), 1:2.8-4.7
- 6.4cm/2.5” LCD (with 230,000 pixels)
- BrightCapture Technology
- High ISO setting mode (up to ISO 3200 with full 8.0 Megapixels)
- ISO 6400 and 10,000 in 3MP mode
- “One button, one function” design principle
- Super Macro mode from 10cm
- TruePic TURBO
- 15 scene modes (e.g. Candle, Indoor or Sport)
- Internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot
- Movie recording with sound up to card capacity
- Supplied with Olympus Master software + LI-42B lithium ion battery
- Multi-language menu with 25 languages
* In 3.0 million pixel mode
The Olympus FE-250 will be available in the UK from February 2007 with an estimated price of £200. For further information call 0800 0720070 or visit www.olympus.co.uk.