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June 28, 1999
Update:February 20, 2001
Specifications of
CAMEDIA C-21
Type Digital camera (for shooting and displaying)
Recording System Digital recording (TIFF/JPEG with "Design Rule for Camera File system" support)
Memory 3.3V SmartMedia cards (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 MB)
Number of Storable Pictures Approx. 1 shot (TIFF, with 8 MB)
Approx. 7 shots (SHQ, with 8 MB)
Approx. 15 shots (HQ, with 8 MB)
Approx. 38 shots (SQ/XGA, with 8 MB)
Approx. 122 shots (SQ/VGA, with 8 MB)
Erase One-frame erase/all-frames erase
Image Pickup Element 1/2 inch CCD solid-state image pickup.
Total pixels: 2,140,000 pixels.
Recording Image 1,600 x 1,200 pixels (SHQ/ HQ/TIFF modes)
1,024 x 768 pixels (SQ/XGA mode)
640 x 480 pixels (SQ/ VGA mode)
White Balance Full-auto TTL. Manual (daylight, overcast, tungsten light, fluorescent light)
Lens Olympus lens 7.0 mm, F2.4, 5 elements in 5 groups (equivalent to 38 mm lens on 35 mm camera), including aspherical glass lens
Photometric System Digital ESP metering system. Spot metering system.
Exposure Control Programmed auto.
Aperture*: F2.4, F8; shutter*: 1/2-1/750 sec. (used with mechanical shutter). *Manual setting not available.
Working Range Standard mode: 0.6 m- (infinity); Macro mode: 0.15-0.6 m
Viewfinder Optical real-image viewfinder (Close-up correction marks, Autofocus mark/Backlighting correction mark). LCD monitor.
LCD Monitor 4.5 cm (1.8 inch) TFT color LCD monitor with 114,000 pixels
Battery Charging Time
for Flash
Approx. 6 sec. (at normal temperature with new batteries)
Flash Working Range Approx. 0.2-4.4 m
Flash Modes Auto (automatic flash activation in low light and backlight)/Red-Eye Reduction/Fill-in (forced activation)/Off (no flash)
Autofocus TTL system autofocus. Contrast detection system.
Focusing range: 0.15 m-(infinity).
Self-timer Electronic self-timer with 12 sec. delay
Outer Connectors AC adaptor connector, computer connector (RS-232C), video output connector (NTSC)
Date/Time Recorded with picture data simultaneously
Automatic Calendar System Up to 2030
Operating Environment Temperature: 0 - 40degrees (operation); -20 - 60degrees (storage)
Humidity: 30-90% (operation); 10-90% (storage)
Power Supply One 3V lithium battery pack (CR-V3) or two R6 (AA) NiMH batteries. R6 (AA) alkaline, manganese and lithium batteries cannot be used.
AC adaptor (optional)
Dimensions 106.5 (W) x 62.3 (H) x 35.5 (D) mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight 190 g (excluding batteries and cards)
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*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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