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Olympus SP-500 UltraZoom

Digital camera with 6.4cm/2.5” colour TFT LCD monitor.
Image sensor
Image sensor 1/2.5'' CCD with 6.37 million pixels.
Effective pixel number 6.0 million pixels (the actual number of pixels used in image processing).
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB).
Storage media type 10 MB internal memory for image data. Removable xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB).
Optical zoom 10x.
Structure 11 lenses in 7 groups, including 2 double-sided aspherical lens elements.
Filter diameter 45.6mm ( Use CLA-4 to attach conversion lenses).
Focal length 6.3 – 63mm (equivalent to 38 – 380mm lens in 35mm format).
Maximum aperture 1:2.8 (wide) – 3.7 (tele).
Digital zoom
1x – 5x.
Electronical Viewfinder with 201,600 pixels.
LCD monitor
6.4cm/2.5'' colour TFT LCD monitor with 115,000 pixels.
System TTL autofocus with contrast detection.
Function AF illuminato.
Mode Auto: Spot, iESP autofocus, Predictive AF, AF area is selectable from 143 points.

Manual: Yes, with enlarged focusing area.
Working range Standard mode: 0,6m (wide) / 2m (tele)-infinity.

Macro mode: Up to 7 cm (wide) / 120cm (tele).

Super Macro mode: From as close as 3cm (wide).
Light metering
Mode Digital ESP metering, spot metering, centre weighted metering.
Function Histogram in shooting and playback mode, AE lock.
Exposure control Programme AE.

Auto, Programme, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual Exposure.

21 Scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Landscape and Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sports, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Museum, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Beach, Snow, Shot & Select 1, Shot & Select 2).

4 settings storable (“My Mode”).
Shutter speed 15 – 1/1000 sec. (with Bulb mode up to 8 min.)
Compensation ±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
Auto bracketing Up to 5 frames in 1/3 EV steps.
Auto ISO automatically adjusted.
Manual ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400.
White balance
Mode Auto: Full-auto TTL ESP.

WB adjustment: (red ) -7 – (blue ) +7.

Pre-set: Overcast, Sunlight, Evening Sun, Tungsten, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3.

Full manual: One-touch.
Pop-up flash Modes: Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), red-eye reduction, fill-in (forced activation), fill-in & red-eye reduction, off (no flash).

Working range: 0.3m – 4.5m (wide) or 1.2m- 3.4m (tele).

Guide number: Approx. 8.

Function: Flash compensation (±2 EV). Salve function for studio flash available.
Sequence shooting
2.5 shots per second up to 3 images ( High speed mode).
Interval shooting
2-99 frames with interval between the shots from 1 to 60 min.
Image processing TruePic TURBO, Pixel mapping, Noise reduction.
Image quality Adjustment Brightness ± 5.
Saturation ± 5.
Contrast ± 5.
Function shooting Panorama function ( only with optional Olympus xD-picture Card).
Movie processing Digital image stabilizer.
Still image Slide-show with several effects, Calendar, Album, Demo Mode.
Motion picture Fast forward, Frame by Frame.
Still image edit RAW Data Edit, Red-eye fix, Re-size, Rotation, Trimming, Sepia mode, Black & White mode, Frame insert, Title insert, Calendar insert, Layout composition.
Motion picture edit Index, Edit.
Recording system
Still image JPEG (DCF: “Design rule for Camera File system”),RAW, Exif 2.21 support, DPS and Print Image Matching III support, DPOF support.
Motion picture QuickTime Motion JPEG®* with Sound.
Movie sound / voice recording WAVE format.
Number of storable frames (approx., with internal memory)
2,816 x 2,112 RAW: 1
SHQ: 2
HQ: 7
2,816 x 1,877 ( 3:2 ) SHQ: 2
HQ: 8
2,592 x 1,944 SQ1 high: 2
normal: 8
2,288 x 1,712 SQ1 high: 3
normal: 10
2,048 x 1,536 SQ1 high: 4
normal: 13
1,600 x 1,200 SQ1 high: 7
normal: 21
1,280 x 960 SQ2 high: 11
normal: 32
1,024 x 768 SQ2 high: 17
normal: 50
640 x 480 SQ2 high: 43
normal: 103
Motion picture mode Up to the capacity of the xD-Picture Card. With internal memory: QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), at 30 frames/sec.: 15 sec. QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), at 15 frames/sec.: 31 sec.
Power supply
Rechargeable batteries 4 x AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries,
4 x AA Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries.
One time use batteries 2 x lithium batteries LB-01(CR-V3),
4 x lithium batteries,
4 x AA alkaline batteries.
AC adapter Optional AC adapter C-8AC;
AC 100V-240V, 50-60Hz; DC 6.5V and 2A.
DC input terminal, USB Auto Connect interface combined with audio/video output terminal (PAL).
Other features
DPOF setting Single-frame print reservation, all print reservation, number of prints, date display.
Direct printing (DPS) PictBridge and PictBridge EasyPrint support allows direct printing with compatible printers.
Multilingual menu English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Russian. Additional languages can be downloaded through OLYMPUS Master software.
Guide function Displays help text for several functions.
SDK compatible Camera can be operated by PC with special self-developed software.
Setting memorisation Yes.
Date/time/calendar system Up to year 2099.
Dimensions 105.5 x 74.5 x 71.0 mm (W x H x D).
Weight 285 g (without batteries and memory card).
Box contents
Strap, USB cable, audio/video cable, 4x AA batteries, OLYMPUS Master 1.2.

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