May 12, 2005

Olympus announces the 8 megapixel Stylus Verve 800 / µ DIGITAL 800

Adding another Stylus to its lineup, Olympus announced the Stylus 800 today. With 8 megapixels and a 2.5-inch LCD screen, this model takes the lead in the fleet of Stylus digital cameras. It takes a big leap in the megapixel war with a 1/1.8-inch CCD rather than the 5-megapixel, 1/2.5-inch CCD found on the Stylus 500. The new Stylus 800 offers more manual control, faster burst and startup times, and better performance in low light. The Olympus Stylus 800 will be available beginning in July 2005 for a retail price of $449.99.

While the ultra-compact µ DIGITAL 800 is small enough to fit into virtually any pocket, it produces huge 8.0 million pixel photos for shots that amaze with their extremely high definition. Its bright, 3x all-glass zoom lens system provides maximum image clarity. Thanks to the camera's high resolution, objects can also easily be enlarged using the 4x digital zoom. Image quality and operating speed are further optimised via the TruePic TURBO image processor.

Olympus Stylus Verve 800

The Olympus µ DIGITAL 800 – main features:
  8.0 million pixels
  Weatherproof* metal body with glossy surface in dark blue or silver
  Bright 3x zoom lens (38-114mm equivalent), 1:2.8-4.9
  Bright Capture Technology for superior performance under low light conditions
  Extra-large 6.4cm HyperCrystal LCD (with ultra-wide 160° horizontal and vertical viewing angles)
  19 Scene Programmes plus Programme Auto, Aperture priority and Shutter priority
  Blur protection to guard against the effects of camera shake
  High-speed sequential shooting
  Movie function with sound (in VGA quality)
  Macro and Super Macro shooting (from as close as 3cm in Super Macro mode)
  TruePic TURBO image processor
  Calendar function
  PictBridge compatible
  Multilingual menu (more languages can be downloaded using the Olympus Master software)
  Shipped with rechargeable Li-Ion battery and charger, USB cable, AV cable and Olympus Master software

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