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October 19, 1999
Update:February 20, 2001
Specifications of
Type Digital camera (for shooting and displaying)
Recording System Digital recording (JPEG) with DCF (Design rules for Camera File system), TIFF (Non-compression).
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) support.
Memory 3 V (3.3 V) SmartMediaTM cards (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64,128 MB)
Number of Storable Frames
(When using the included
8 MB SmartMediaTM)
2 shots (Non-compression SHQ)
18 shots or more (SHQ)
36 shots or more (HQ)
122 shots or more (SQ)
Image Pickup Element 1/2.7-inch CCD solid-state image pickup
1,310,000 pixels in total
Recording Image 1,280 x960 pixels (Non-compression SHQ/SHQ/HQ)
640 x480 pixels (SQ)
White Balance Full-auto TTL, Manual (daylight, overcast, tungsten light, fluorescent light)
Lens Olympus Multivariator 3x zoom lens F2.8-4.4, 8 elements in 6 groups, 5.4-16.2 mm (equivalent to 35-105 mm lens on a 35 mm camera)
Aperture Wide-angle: F2.8, F8
Telephoto: F4.4, F12.6
Programmed auto exposure control with +-2 EV, +-1/3EV steps compensation
Shutter 1/2¤|1/1,000 sec. (used with mechanical shutter)
Photometric System Digital ESP metering system
Spot metering system
Shooting Range
(from the lens)
Standard mode: Approx. 0.8 m - infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 0.2 - 0.8 m.
Viewfinder Optical real-image viewfinder with autofocus mark and backlight correction mark, LCD monitor
LCD Monitor 4.5 cm/1.8-inch wide view angle TFT color LCD display (low- temperature polysilicon) with 114,000 pixels
Flash Modes Auto (automatic flash activation in low light and backlight), Red-Eye Reduction, Off (no flash), Fill-in (forced activation), Slow Synchronization, Red-Eye Reduction+ Slow Synchronization
Battery Recharging Time for Flash Approx. 6 sec. or less
Flash Working Range Wide-angle: Approx. 0.2 - 4.0 m
Telephoto: Approx. 0.2 - 2.6 m.
Autofocus TTL system autofocus. Contrast detection system
Focusing range : 0.2 m - infinity from the lens
Self-timer Approx. 12 sec. delay
Outer Connector DC input connector, Computer connector (RS232C), Video output connector (NTSC)
Date/Time Recorded with picture data simultaneously
Automatic Calendar System Up to 2030
Power Supply Four R6 (AA) Ni-MH, Lithium or Alkaline batteries
AC adapter (optional)
Calendar System Power Source Built-in capacitor backup using batteries for the body
Operating Environment Temperature: 0-40 degrees (operation); -20-60 degrees (storage)
Humidity: 30-90% (operation); 10-90% (storage)
Interface RS232C, Synchronization method, 8-bit Non-parity
Dimensions 127 (W) x66.5 (H) x53 (D) mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight 270 g (excluding batteries and card)
Accessories Camera case, Camera strap, 4 alkaline batteries, 8MB SmartMediaTM card (M-8P), Video cable
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*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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