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The Olympus (mju:)-mini Digital S announced

The Olympus (mju:)-mini Digital S announced - Sleek and Chic digital camera available in four colours

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Olympus (mju:)-mini Digital SWhen the Olympus (mju:)-mini series was first announced at Photokina 2004 it was an instant hit and its still one of the hottest camera designs in the industry. Now, the newest model has arrived and is set to create an even bigger stir, with an increased resolution of 5.0 million pixels giving even more detailed images. The weatherproof (mju:)-mini Digital S is available in four glossy colours Blue, Black, Champagne Gold and Pink.

Award-winning Design
The Olympus (mju:)-mini Digital S shares the same striking and innovative design as the (mju:)-mini Digital, which has been awarded the DIWA Design Award. The uniquely crafted metal body together with a sliding lens barrier that swiftly retracts into the body while the zoom lens extends, gives the Olympus (mju:)-mini Digital S a completely smooth and flat design. Added to this, the model comes in a new range of iridescent colours Blue, Black, Champagne Gold and Pink.

Outstanding image quality
The increased resolution of 5.0 million pixels and a precision zoom lens with three aspherical elements ensures that even the most minute details are captured with perfect definition in every photo. The TruePic TURBO image processor also enables

the Olympus (mju:)-mini Digital Ss fast start-up and reaction times, as well as guaranteeing superb image quality.

Versatile range of functions
The new model incorporates 14 scene programmes, making it easy for users to take shots with the most appropriate setting, ensuring shots are exposed perfectly, no matter what the situation. There are settings to match every mood, from snow for ski-ing holidays through to candlelight for romantic dinners. Water sports and outdoor enthusiasts can also use the camera when surfing, snowboarding in deep powder snow or even snorkelling thanks to an optional outdoor case that protects the camera underwater to a depth of three metres.

Many of the functions can also be adjusted manually, such as ISO sensitivity and white balance. Spot measurements for focus and exposure settings also give users more control over their photos and allow greater scope for creativity. For incredibly close-up photos, the Super Macro mode enables shots to be taken from just 8cm away.

Its also possible to record videos with sound on the Olympus (mju:)-mini Digital S, giving an extra dimension to special memories. The length of the video is determined by the available memory on the xD-Picture Card.

Seeing is believing
The 4.6cm LCD screen uses HyperCrystal LCT technology to allow amazing 160 viewing angles in all directions, so many people can view the screen at the same time - even in strong sunshine. In addition, images can be edited directly on the camera to create a range of effects such as soft focus or fish eye. Printing photos is also incredibly quick and easy as the Olympus (mju:)-mini Digital S benefits from PictBridge. Any printer adhering to this standard (such as the Olympus P-10 and P-S100) can be used to print photos directly, without the need for a PC.

With its striking design and impressive performance abilities, the weatherproof* 5.0 million pixel Olympus (mju:)-mini DIGITAL S is set to continue the runaway success story of the (mju:)-mini Digital.

Olympus (mju:)-mini DIGITAL S main features
Unique 5.0 million pixel model
Flat metal body with automatic lens barrier
Four glossy colours (Blue, Black, Champagne Gold and Pink)
Weatherproof* metal body
2x optical zoom (35mm equiv. 35 70mm), 1:3.5-4.9 plus 4x digital zoom for combined magnification power of 8x zoom
4.6cm/1.8 HyperCrystal LCD (134,000 pixels) with 160 viewing angles on both the vertical and horizontal axis
14 scene programmes including portrait, beach & snow, sunset
Still image editing functions including fish-eye and soft focus modes
Movie recording function with sound
Super Macro mode from as close as 8cm
ISO adjustable (64, 100, 200 & 400)
PictBridge support and TruePic TURBO image processor
Supplied with 16MB xD-Picture Card, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (Li-30B) and charger, USB/AV cable and Olympus Master 1.1 software
Optional camera cases available with neckstraps (in either black or red leather or dark blue, beige or orange soft PVC)
* weatherproof equivalent to the IEC standard publication 529 IPX4

For more information and where to buy Olympus products please go to www.olympus.co.uk or call free on 0800 072 0070

Model

-mini DIGITAL S

Type

Digital camera with 4.6cm/1.8 HyperCrystal LCD monitor.

Colours

Lagoon Blue, Enamel Black, Gloss Beige.

Image sensor

Image sensor

1/2.5 CCD with 5.4 million pixels.

Effective pixel number

5.0 million pixels. (The actual number of pixels used in image
processing.)

Filter array

Primary colour filter (RGB).

Media

Storage media type

Removable xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB).

Lens

Optical zoom

2x.

Structure

5 lenses in 3 groups, 3 aspherical lenses.

Focal length

5.8 11.6mm (equivalent to 35 70mm lens in 35mm format).

Maximum aperture

1:3.5 (wide) 4.9 (tele).

Digital zoom

1x 4x (8x seamless zoom when combined with optical zoom).

LCD monitor

1.8 HyperCrystal TFT LCD monitor with 134,000 pixels offering 160 wide viewing angle .

Focusing

System

TTL autofocus with contrast detection.

Mode

Auto

iESP autofocus, spot autofocus, AF lock.

Working range

Standard mode

0.5m infinity.

Macro mode

0.2m 0.5m .

Super Macro mode

From as close as 8cm, shooting size 44.3 x 33.2mm.

Light metering

Mode

Digital ESP metering, spot metering.

Function

Histogram in shooting mode.

Exposure

Exposure control

Programme AE.

Scene programmes (Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene with Portrait, Self Portrait, Self Portrait and Self Timer, Beach and Snow, Cuisine, Indoor, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Behind Glass, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks).

Shutter speed

1/2 1/1000 sec (night scene 4 sec).

Sensitivity

Auto

ISO 64 250 (640 for indoor and candle shooting).

Manual

ISO 64, 100, 200, 400.

White balance

Mode

Auto

Full-auto TTL ESP.

Pre-set

Tungsten, overcast, sunlight, fluorescent light 1,2,3.

Flash

Built-in flash
(Built-in)

Modes

Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), red-eye reduction,
fill-in (forced activation), off (no flash).

Working range

0.2 to 2.0m (tele ) / 3.0m (wide).

Guide Number

5.4.

Sequence shooting

Approx. 1.5 frames per second up to 4 images in HQ mode.

Processing

Image processing

TruePic TURBO, pixel mapping, noise reduction.

Function shooting

2 in 1 function, panorama function.

Editing

Still image edit

Re-size, rotation, trimming, black & white, sepia, fisheye, softfocus.

Motion picture edit

Index.

Recording system

Still image

JPEG (DCF: Design rule for Camera File system), Exif 2.2 support, DPS, Print Image Matching III support, DPOF support.

Motion picture

QuickTime Motion JPEG * with sound.

Voice recording

WAVE format.

Number of storable frames (approx., with 16MB xD-Picture Card)

Still picture mode

2,560 x 1,920

SHQ: 4

HQ: 13

2,048 x 1,536

SQ1: 20

1,600 x 1,200

SQ2: 24

1,280 x 960

SQ2: 38

1,024 x 768

SQ2: 58

640 x 480

SQ2: 90

Motion picture mode

Up to memory card capacity (15 frames/sec.)

With 16 MB xD-Picture Card this is approx.

41 sec. in HQ (320 x 240 pixels)

1 min 35 sec. in SQ (160 x 120 pixels).

Power supply

Rechargeable battery

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LI-30B.

AC Adapter

Optional AC adapter: D-7AC connected via power coupler .

AC 100V 240V, 50 60Hz; DC 4.8V .

Interface

DC input terminal via power coupler,
USB and audio/video multi terminal.

Other features

DPOF setting

Single-frame print reservation, all print reservation, number of prints, date/time display.

Direct printing (DPS)

PictBridge support allows direct printing with compatible printers.

Multilingual menu

English / French / German / Spanish. Additional languages can be downloaded through OLYMPUS Master software from the Internet.

Weatherproof body

Camera is not damaged by water spray from any direction.

Self-timer

Yes.

Date/time/calendar system

Up to year 2099.

Size

Dimensions

95 x 55.5 x 27.5mm.

Weight

115g (without battery and card).

Box contents

Strap, 16 MB xD-Picture Card, USB cable, audio/video cable, rechargeable battery, charger, OLYMPUS Master 1.1 .

Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
* QuickTime Motion JPEG is a registered trademark of Apple Computer.

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