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March  6, 2001
Compact Digital Camera
Slim, light and compact design
Easy operation and high-image quality
1.31-megapixel CCD
F2.8 lens with 2 aspherical lens elements
* This news release is only for the Japanese Market.
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. (President: Masatoshi Kishimoto) is pleased to introduce the CAMEDIA C-1, a compact digital camera with a sliding lens barrier and slim, lightweight body. Stylish and exceptionally easy to carry, the CAMEDIA C-1 combines superior image quality with carefree, point-and-shoot convenience.
The CAMEDIA C-1 was created in response to the growing popularity of digital photography. It is designed to offer superb image quality, yet be so easy to operate that even first-time users can enjoy carefree digital shooting. Its user-friendly simplicity and portability make it a camera that people can take anywhere, and use anytime.
The CAMEDIA C-1 automatically switches on when the lens barrier is opened. It boasts full-auto operation that allows users to obtain high-quality images simply by aiming the camera and pressing the shutter button, and the number of control buttons has been kept to a minimum to simplify operation as much as possible. The camera's body is slim, light and compact, and features a sliding, egg-shaped lens barrier that accents the cameras stylish design. The flat, protuberance-free body and sliding lens barrier also make it easy for users to carry the camera in their pocket or handbag, and take beautiful pictures at a moment's notice.
Two aspherical glass lens elements are incorporated into the bright, F2.8 lens. As a result, the lens is extremely compact, yet it offers high resolving power that maximizes the performance potential of the camera's 1.31-megapixel CCD. In addition, users can obtain superior image quality even when shooting smaller-sized images for on-screen/web display or transmission as e-mail attachments, because advanced TruePicTM technology ensures that the full range of pixel data is incorporated into all images, regardless of size.
The CAMEDIA C-1 is equipped with a built-in LCD color monitor that can be used to view the subject when shooting, and to display images after they have been taken. It also comes with everything users need to begin using the camera right away, including a USB cable and bundled software for easy downloading of image files to a PC, and a cable that allows images to be displayed on a TV or video monitor.
Main Features
Compact, Lightweight Design with Sliding Lens Barrier for Easy Carrying
The CAMEDIA C-1 is slim, compact and lightweight, with a thickness of only 34mm and a weight of only 165 g. The flat, protuberance-free body is equipped with a stylish egg-shaped sliding lens barrier that makes the camera easy to carry and shoot with at a moment's notice.

Simple Controls and Easy Operation for Casual, Carefree Shooting
Power is automatically switched on when the lens barrier is opened; to take a picture, all users need to do is open the barrier and press the shutter button. The number of control buttons has been kept to a minimum for greater simplicity, and the camera's short shutter-release lag time reduces waiting and allows photos to be taken in rapid succession.

1.31-Megapixel CCD and High-Performance Lens with 2 Aspherical Lens Elements for Superior Image Quality
The bright, F2.8 lens incorporates two aspherical glass lens elements, and uses a proprietary bent optical path to achieve superior image sharpness with minimum weight and bulk. In addition, the lens is specifically designed to optimize the performance characteristics of the 1.31-megapixel primary-colDor CC.

High-Performance Full-Auto Operation for High-Quality Imaging with Ease
High-performance full-auto functions include precision autofocusing, digital ESP metering and TTL white balance. As a result, beautiful images can be obtained simply by opening the lens barrier to switch on the power, and pressing the shutter button.

High-Precision LCD Monitor for Immediate Image Display
The CAMEDIA C-1 is equipped with a high-precision, 113,000 pixel color LCD monitor. The display is exceptionally clear and easy to view even in bright light, allowing the monitor to be used both as a viewfinder when shooting and as a display device for stored images.

Storage-Class* USB Support for Easy Downloading to a PC
Storage-class USB support allows even large image files to be quickly and easily downloaded to a personal computer. In addition, image files in the camera can be manipulated using Windows Explorer(R) or other third-party software applications.

* Supported operating systems: Windows(R) 98; Windows 2000 Professional; Windows Me(R); Mac(R) OS 9.0 or higher.

Wide Range of Battery Choices
The standard CR-V3 lithium battery pack provides enough power to shoot approximately 200 pictures under normal operating conditions; if the camera is operated continuously, over 3,000 pictures can be taken.* NiMH batteries and an AC adapter are also available as options. If necessary, the camera can also be used with commercially available NiCd or alkaline batteries.

* Test conditions for continuous operation: SQ mode, LCD monitor off, flash off, no image display or file downloading. Test conditions for normal operation: repeated 2-shot shutter release followed by 10 minutes of rest, HQ mode, LCD monitor on when shooting, flash used on 50% of shots, no image display or file downloading.

Advanced TruePic Image Processing Technology for Superior Quality at Any Image Size
The CAMEDIA C-1 utilizes the same advanced TruePic image processing technology featured on the top-of-the-line CAMEDIA E-10. Even when shooting at smaller image sizes for monitor/web display or e-mail attachment use, image quality is high because the image is drawn from all of the pixel data captured by the 1.31-megapixel CCD.

Other Features
Pre-Set White Balance Settings
When lighting conditions make it difficult to obtain correct color balance with the Auto setting, users can choose from four pre-set white balance settings (Clear Sky, Cloudy Sky, Incandescent Lamp and Fluorescent Lamp).

Versatile Flash Modes
The built-in flash offers a choice of five flash modes: Auto Flash (auto flash in low light), Red-Eye Reducing Flash (auto flash in low light and backlight), Flash Off, Fill-In Flash and Night Scene.

Manual Exposure Compensation
+-2EV exposure compensation can be set in 0.5EV increments.

2x Digital Zoom
A 2x digital zoom function is included.

Continuous Shooting
In Continuous mode, users can take up to 4 shots at a speed of approximately 2 frames per second.

Video Output
The camera comes with a video output jack and cable to allow to be displayed on a TV or video monitor.

*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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