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Olympus Digital 500

µ[mju:] DIGITAL 500
Digital camera with 6.4cm/2.5 inch HyperCrystal LCD monitor.
Silver, Navy Blue.
Image sensor
Image sensor 1/2.5 inch CCD with 5.4 million pixels.
Effective pixel number 5.0 million pixels. (The actual number of pixels used in image processing.)
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB).
Storage media type Removable xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1 GB).
Optical zoom 3x.
Structure 5 lenses in 3 groups, 3 aspherical lenses.
Focal length 5.8 – 17.4mm (equivalent to 35 – 105mm lens in 35mm format).
Maximum aperture 1:3.1 (wide) – 5.2 (tele).
Digital zoom
1x – 4x (12x seamless zoom when combined with optical zoom).
LCD monitor
6.4cm/2.5 inch HyperCrystal with 215,000 pixels.
System TTL autofocus with contrast detection.
Mode Auto: iESP autofocus, spot autofocus, AF lock.
Working range Standard mode: 0.5m – infinity.
Macro mode: 0.2m – infinity.
Super Macro mode: From as close as 7cm.
Light metering
Mode Digital ESP metering, Spot metering.
Function Histogram in shooting and playback mode.
Exposure control Programme AE.

Scene programmes (Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Portrait, Indoor, Sport, Beach and Snow, Behind Glass, Self Portrait and Self Timer, Self Portrait, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Scene with Portrait, Cuisine, Documents, Candle, Under Water Wide, Under Water Macro, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2 ).
Shutter speed 1/2 – 1/1,000 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode).
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV in 1/3 EV.
Auto ISO 64 – 250 (640 for indoor and candlelight shooting).
Manual ISO 64, 100, 200, 400
White balance
Mode Auto: Full-auto TTL ESP.

Pre-set: Tungsten, overcast, sunlight, fluorescent light 1,2,3.
Built-in flash
Modes: Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), red-eye reduction, fill-in (forced activation), off (no flash).

Working range: 0.2 – 2.0m (tele ) / 3.6m (wide).

Guide Number: 7.8.
Sequence shooting
1.5 frames per second for up to 4 images in HQ mode.
Image processing TruePic TURBO, pixel mapping, noise reduction in night scene mode.
Function shooting 2 in 1 function, panorama function.
Still Image View Slide-Show, Calendar, Album.
Still image edit Re-size, rotation, black & white, sepia, trimming, fish-eye, softfocus.
Motion picture edit Index.
Recording system
Still image JPEG (DCF: “Design rule for Camera File system”), Exif 2.2 support, DPS, Print Image Matching II support, DPOF support.
Motion picture QuickTime Motion JPEG®* with sound.
Voice recording WAVE format.
Number of storable frames (approx., with 32MB xD-picture Card)
Still picture mode
2,560 x 1,920 SHQ: 8
HQ: 26
2,048 x 1,536 SQ1: 40
1,600 x 1,200 SQ2: 48
1,280 x 960 SQ2: 76
1,024 x 768 SQ2: 117
640 x 480 SQ2: 180
Motion picture mode Up to memory card capacity (15 frames/sec.) With 32 MB xD-Picture Card this is approx. 1 min 23 sec in HQ (320 x 240 pixels). 3 min 31 sec in SQ (160 x 120 pixels).
Power supply
Rechargeable battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LI-12B.
Battery life Up to 240 images with fully charged battery ( CIPA-DC02 test ).
AC Adapter Optional AC adapter: D-7AC. AC 100V – 240V, 50 – 60Hz; DC 4.8V.
DC input terminal, USB and audio/video multi-terminal.
Other features
DPOF setting Single-frame print reservation, all print reservation, number of prints, date/time display.
Direct printing (DPS) PictBridge support allows direct printing with compatible printers.
Multilingual menu English / French / German / Spanish. Additional languages can be downloaded through OLYMPUS Master software from the Internet.
Weather-proof body Camera is not damaged by water spray from any direction.
Self-timer Yes.
Remote Control Optional IR remote control available.
Date/time/calendar system Up to year 2099.
Dimensions 99 x 55.5 x 31mm.
Weight 165g.
Box contents
Strap, 32 MB xD-Picture Card, USB cable, audio/video cable, rechargeable battery, charger, OLYMPUS Master 1.1.

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