Feb 17, 2005

All-Weather Olympus Stylus Verve S Digital Camera Packs More Options in an Ultra-Compact Design

MELVILLE, New York--Feb. 17, 2005--With the announcement of the new 5.0-megapixel Stylus Verve S, Olympus adds more choices to its line-up of sleek, ultra-compact digital cameras in the Stylus Verve series. The new Stylus Verve S packs 5 million pixels of image resolution into its compact, durable, all-weather designer body, along with new features such as a calendar, album function and a histogram for enhanced usability.

"The original Stylus Verve series was created to inspire creativity and self-expression, redefining the design of digital cameras," said Tomoko Matsunaga, product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. "The new Stylus Verve S builds upon that great design to offer more options while continuing the tradition of power, performance, all-weather durability, and exquisite style synonymous with the Olympus Stylus Digital series."

Designed to Do More

The Stylus Verve S combines a 5.0-megapixel CCD image sensor with Olympus' exclusive image processor, TruePic TURBO(TM), which significantly enhances image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBO uses pixel "micro-smoothing" to deliver clearer, more color-accurate photos, even at lower resolutions. The result is high quality prints that can be cropped and printed to 11 x 14 inches and larger. And with a fast startup of less than one second and nearly instant shutter release time, you're always ready to take great pictures.

The bright, clear 1.8-inch HyperCrystal(TM) LCD delivers a high contrast image and 160-degree angle of view. So gather your friends around - your photos are viewable from above, from the side, and from below. And while conventional LCD screens appear dim against bright light, the HyperCrystal(TM) LCD provides excellent visibility in any light condition - on the beach, under the stars, in the rain, or on the slopes.

The Stylus line of digital cameras is renowned for all-weather durability. The body of the Stylus Verve S is constructed of durable, lightweight metal with rubber gaskets throughout the interior to ensure that rain, sleet, snow or sand won't get in the way of great photos. Designed for active digital photographers always on the go, the Stylus Verve S also features optimized battery technology that enables users to get more shots between battery charges.

Delivering Style

Modeled after the shape of a falling water droplet, the Stylus Verve S maintains the unique body design of its predecessor, the Stylus Verve. With its smooth contoured lines and ultra-compact size of just 3.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches and weight of only 4.1 ounces, the Stylus Verve S fits snugly in a hip pocket or in the palm of the hand.

A new finger grip on the front of the camera further enhances the ergonomics, making it easy to snap pictures when holding the camera with one hand. The black camera body has a new high-gloss finish and is constructed of metal for all-weather durability, with a circular lens barrier that tucks away inside the camera body when on, and protects the lens from the elements with an impermeable seal when closed. The camera also delivers pizzazz in the form of programmable sound effects, such as the rev of a sports car engine or a pleasing chime upon start-up as well as three catchy shutter sounds to choose from.
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