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October 19, 1999
Update:February 20, 2001
Specifications of
Type Digital camera with 4.5cm/1.8-inch color TFT LCD monitor
Recording System Digital recording: JPEG with "Design rule for Camera File system" support/TIFF (Non-compression)/DPOF support
Memory 3V (3.3V) SmartMediaTM (SSFDC) cards (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 MB)
Number of Storable Pictures
(with included 8 MB
SmartMediaTM card)
1 (SHQ; Non-compression)
Approx. 5 or more (SHQ; Compression)
Approx. 16 or more (HQ)
Approx. 13 or more (SQ/XGA; High Quality mode)
Approx. 38 or more (SQ/XGA; Normal mode)
Approx. 32 or more (SQ/VGA; High quality mode)
Approx. 82 or more (SQ/VGA; Normal mode)
File Format TIFF (Non-compression), JPEG (DCF), QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Pickup Element 1/2 inch CCD solid-state image pickup.
Total pixels: 2,110,000 pixels.
Recording Image 1,600 x 1,200 pixels (SHQ/ HQ)
1,024 x 768 pixels (SQ/XGA)
640 x 480 pixels (SQ/ VGA)
White Balance iESP full-auto TTL, Manual (daylight, overcast, tungsten light, fluorescent light)
Lens Multi-variator 3x zoom lens, Olympus lens 6.5-19.5 mm, F2.0-2.8, 8 elements in 6 groups (equivalent to 35-105 mm lens on 35 mm camera)
Digital Tele Modes 1.6x, 2x, 2.5x (excluding non-compression modes)
Sequence Mode SHQ (JPEG): Approx. 0.7 frames /sec.; more than 3 shots or more
HQ: Approx. 1.2 frames/sec.; more than 9 shots or more
SQ/XGA (High Quality mode): 1.4 frames/sec.; more than 7 shots or more
SQ/XGA (Normal mode): 1.4 frames/sec.; more than 21 shots or more
SQ/VGA (High Quality mode): 1.4 frames/sec.; more than 18 shots or more
SQ/VGA (Normal mode): 1.4 frames/sec.; more than 49 shots or more
Photometric System Digital ESP metering system with imager. Spot metering system.
Exposure Control Programmed auto, shutter-priority, aperture priority.
+-2EV in +-1/3 EV steps manual exposure compensation.
Aperture priority: Wide: F2.0-F11.0; Tele: F2.8-11.0
Shutter priority: Still image: 1/800 sec. (used with mechanical shutter)
Manual exposure mode: setting possible up to 16 sec.
Motion JPEG Image mode: 1/30-1/10,000 sec.
Working Range Normal mode: 0.8 m-infinity; Macro mode: 0.2-0.8 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) wide-angle color TFT LCD monitor with 114,000 pixels (low-temperature poly-silicon)
Battery Charging Time for Flash Less than 6 sec. (at normal temperature with new batteries)
Flash Working Range Wide: 0.8 - 5.6 m; Telephoto: 0.2 - 3.8 m (ISO: 100)
Flash Modes Auto (automatic flash activation in low light and backlight)/Red-Eye Reduction/Fill-in (forced activation)/Off (no flash)/External terminal, Slow Synchronization (First-curtain synchronization effect, second-curtain synchronization effect)
Focusing TTL system autofocus (contrast detection system) with focusing range: 0.2 m-infinity
Manual focus (manual focus setting by gauge) with focusing range: 0.2 m-infinity
Self-timer With approx. 12 sec. delay, approx. 2 sec. after optional remote controller operation
Outer Connectors DC input terminal, data input/output terminal (RS232C), video output terminal (NTSC)
Date/Time Recorded simultaneously with picture data
Automatic Calendar System Up to 2030
Operating Environment Temperature: 0-40 degrees (operation); -20-60 degrees (storage)
Humidity: 30-90% (operation); 10-90% (storage)
Power Supply Main power source: Four AA Ni-MH, alkaline, lithium or Ni-Cd batteries. (Manganese batteries cannot be used.)
AC adapter (optional).
Built-in super-capacitor back-up for the calendar system.
Interface RS232C, synchronization method, 8-bit non-parity
Dimensions 107.5 (W) x 73.8 (H) x 66.4 (D) mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight 305 g (excluding batteries and cards)
Camera case, Camera strap, 8 MB SmartMediaTM card (M-8P), Remote controller (RM-1), Video cable, 4 Ni-Cd Batteries,Battery charger (power cable)
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*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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