|The World's First All-Weather Metal-Bodied Digital Camera
Equipped with protection equivalent to IEC Standard Publication 529 IPX4 ( protection against water splashed from any direction ), the µ-10 DIGITAL allows worry-free shooting in rain or snow, and is a perfect camera to take along to the beach, pool, or ski resort.
To achieve this level of water-resistance on a metal-bodied camera required the use of structural plastics between outer body and internal components, and of special rubber seals between individual body components. To achieve it while also making the body more compact - and the camera faster and more responsive - required an extremely high level of technology. Thanks to Olympus All-Weather Technology*, however, it was possible to achieve these diverse and conflicting goals.
|Compact Metal Body With Stylish, Contoured Design
Thanks to its flowing, natural lines, the advanced metal body is a pleasure to touch and to hold. While taking advantage of the textural richness of metal, the camera utilizes the reflective characteristics of various parts of the body to emphasize " light " as a visual design concept. The lens barrier, for example, features an acrylic insert that draws on Olympus lens manufacturing technologies to produce a unique effect by which light seems to radiate in four directions from the 'M' in 'OLYMPUS.'
Exclusive Olympus bonding technologies were also used to develop a compact new lens that incorporates three aspherical elements. Coupled with the use of ultra-compact xD Picture Cards for storage, and a dedicated lithium-ion battery for power, camera thickness was significantly reduced, resulting in an ultra-slim body that measures just 33.5mm (D) x 99mm (W) x 56mm (H), and weighs a mere 165 g.
|Easy, Full-Auto Operation With 3.2-Megapixel Image Quality
Although designed primarily for users who prefer the point-and-shoot simplicity of full-auto operation, the µ-10 DIGITAL also has five Scene Program modes: Portrait, Night Scene, Landscape-Portrait, Landscape, and Self-Portrait. As a result, users can instantly apply settings that are optimized to suit these frequently encountered shooting situation. To further simplify operation, the number of buttons and controls has been kept to a minimum.
Image quality is always a priority at Olympus. On the µ-10 DIGITAL, a 3.2-megapixel CCD and compact, high-performance lens are teamed with the proven performance of our exclusive TruePic image processing technology, assuring truly outstanding image quality from an extremely compact body.
|Top-Class Digital Camera Speed And Responsiveness
New algorithms significantly improve the user experience by giving the µ-10 DIGITAL the startup speeds and responsive shooting capabilities of a top-class digital camera. When the power is switched on, the camera is ready to shoot in approximately two seconds. In addition, the long shutter-release lag time that has traditionally plagued digital camera users has been reduced to approximately 0.4 seconds, ensuring quick shutter-button response that is comparable with compact film cameras.