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March  5, 2003
New 8x21 / 10x21 DPC I Binoculars
Announced by Olympus
Fresh new design and improved performance for
Olympus compact binocular lineup
8x21 DPC I 10x21 DPC I
8x21 DPC I 10x21 DPC I
* These products are not available in Japan
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. is pleased to introduce stylish and affordable new 8x21 / 10x21 DPC I porro-prism binoculars. Following the success of the Olympus PCIII series that has sold over 230,000 units worldwide, the DPC I models epitomize the design philosophy of "smaller and more beautiful" in every detail. Power has been increased from 7x/9x to 8x/10x, making these binoculars ideal for camping, travel, concerts, sporting events, and other activities where quality and portability are equally important.
Main Features
Compact Size & Elegant Styling
Light, ultra-compact design with elegantly flowing body lines.
Performance Features
All Lenses and prisms are coated for superior optical performance, and an aspherical lens is used to enhance peripheral image clarity. +-2m-1 dioptric correction is also available. Non-slip rubber grips and a thumb-rest on the underside of the binocular provide a secure, stable grip and easy handling.
UV Ray Protection
Special optical materials are used to reduce the transmission of harmful UV rays and provide a higher level of eye protection.
Short-Range Capability
With a minimum focusing distance of only 2.2 meters for the 8x model, and only 2.5 meters for the 10x model, these binoculars offer outstanding short-range capability. As a result, they can be comfortably used indoors at museums, art galleries and business exhibitions.
Case & Neck Strap
A convenient case and neck strap are included.
Excellent Cost-Performance
With its affordable pricing, the Olympus DPC I series offers customers real value.
Model 8x21 DPC I 10x21 DPC I
Type Porro
Magnification 8x 10x
Effective Diameter of Objective Lens 21mm 21mm
Diameter of Exit Pupil 2.6mm 2.1mm
Actual Field of View 6.4 degrees 5.0 degrees
Apparent Angle of View 51.2 degrees 50.0 degrees
Field at 1000 m 112m 87m
Brightness 6.9 4.4
Eye Relief 11mm 11mm
Diopter Adjustment Range Over +/-2 m-1
Eye Interval Adjustment Range 60-70mm
Near Focus Distance 2.2m 2.5m
Weight 170g
Width (at maximum eye interval) 107mm
Length 82mm
Thickness (at maximum eye interval) 41mm
Lens Composition 6 elements in 4 groups
Coating Mono-layer coated lens
Features UV Protection
Aspherical Lenses
*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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