Olympus Imaging Corporation is pleased to
announce the PT-E02 underwater case for the E-330 interchangeable-lens
digital SLR camera. The PT-E02 supports professional underwater
photography by allowing the photographer to shoot while continually
framing shots in the LCD monitor on the back of the camera. It will go
on sale in April 2006.
1. This is the world's first system
to allow the photographer to frame and shoot in the LCD monitor of AF
digital SLR camera, in professional underwater photography to depths of
up to 60m.
2. With the PT-E02, a variety of interchangeable-lenses can
be mounted using a range of lens ports.
3. The PT-EO2 also supports underwater TTL photography using
an external flash unit.
PT-E02 is an underwater case designed for use with the E-330 camera. It
can be combined with lens ports to create a system that supports
professional underwater photography using a digital SLR camera and
Zuiko Digital lenses. With professional use in mind, Olympus has
specified the PT-E02 for use at depths of up to 60 meters. The PT-E02
can be used with the PPO-E01, PPO-E02, PPO-E03 and PPO-04 underwater
lens ports (already on sale) for underwater photography using the E-330
digital SLR camera and a variety of Zuiko Digital lenses.
E-330 is the world's first AF digital SLR camera with a full-time
“Live View” LCD monitor on the back for continual
framing. No longer is
the photographer limited to peering into the camera's optical
viewfinder through goggles and the underwater case. With its huge
2.5-inch LCD monitor, the new system combines the convenience of
underwater photography using a compact camera, with the rapid response
and superb image quality of an SLR camera.The E-330 also features an
Underwater Macro Mode and Underwater Wide Mode, which enhance color
saturation and heighten blue color tones. When used in combination with
Zuiko Digital lenses, such as the Zuiko Digital 35mm (70mm) F3.5
Macro lens (on sale since November 2005) or the Zuiko Digital ED 8mm
(16mm) F3.5 Fisheye lens (on sale since January 2006), the E-330
offers a stress-free way to capture vibrantly colorful underwater
The PT-E02 is on display at Photo Imaging Expo 2006 at Tokyo Big Sight
from March 23rd Thursday to 26th Sunday.
Launch Information: Underwater case PT-E02 for E-330 April 2006
First system in the world (*1) to allow the photographer to
shoot in the LCD monitor of AF digital SLR camera, in professional
underwater photography to depths of up to 60m with an
interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera.
The PT-E02 allows the
photographer to view the E-330's huge 2.5-inch full-time
LCD monitor while taking underwater shots. All underwater cases,
including the PT-E02, and all underwater lens ports and extension rings
are designed to provide reliable support for professional underwater
SLR photography at depths of up to 60m.
2. Used in combination with various underwater lens ports for
shown in the attached system chart, a variety of underwater lens ports
can be attached to the PT-E02 to allow underwater photography using
Zuiko Digital lenses.
3. Support for underwater TTL photography using an external
PT-E02 can be used with an external flash unit (optional extra) for
professional underwater TTL flash photography. This combination makes
underwater flash photography easy, without the need for troublesome
light level adjustments to suit the distance to subject or changes in
the underwater environment.