Sep 16, 2005

Olympus Stylus 500 Digital Camera

The Olympus Stylus 500 sports an impressive 2-1/2" HyperCrystal LCD which is as bright as it is big. The 5MP of image resolution and compact, durable all-weather body demonstrate that power and elegance can co-exist in a stylish package that delivers brilliant images. Other features include 3x optical and 4x digital zooms (12x seamless); 5.8–17.4mm lens (35–105mm 35mm equivalent); 23 shooting modes such as portrait and landscape; QuickTime Movie with sound; built-in flash; full-speed USB 2.0 auto-connect; 12-second self-timer; removable XD-Picture Card slot (card sold separately); and much more.

CNET today posted their review of the Olympus Stylus 500 Digital and wrote-
"The first of the weatherproof Stylus Digital line with a 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD and an automatic lens barrier, the 5-megapixel Olympus Stylus 500 Digital nevertheless lags behind the newer Stylus 600 and Stylus 800 models, with their built-in help guides, Olympus's Bright Capture technology, and the 800's manual-exposure modes. Still, the Stylus 500 Digital will fill the bill for snapshot photographers who want an affordable, basic point-and-shoot camera to accompany them on outdoor adventures.

A basic camera, the Olympus Stylus 500 Digital is a good option for outdoorsy snapshot photographers who don't want to worry about the weather or fuss with camera settings."

Olympus Stylus 500 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Olympus Stylus 500 Digital Camera

Stylus 500 Features:
* 5-megapixel effective CCD and 3x optical zoom lens
* Durable all-metal (all-weather) body lets you shoot in almost any weather condition
* Program (Auto), Movie, and Scene program modes for various shooting situations
* 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD with 215,000 pixel resolution and 160° viewing angle
* Movies at 320x240 or 160x120 with audio, length limited only by memory
* Add voice memos to still pictures
* Shutter speeds from 1/1000 to 1/2 second (up to 4 secs in night mode)
* Built-in flash with auto, fill and red-eye reduction modes
* ISO sensitivity; Automatic (64 - 400 equivalent)
* Built-in all-weather speaker and microphone
* xD-Picture Card media, 32MB card included
* Auto-Connect USB for quick and easy image transfer to computer
* Direct printing to any PictBridge compatible printer
* Lithium rechargeable battery and charger included