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Olympus Stylus 500

CCD Imager
5.0 megapixel effective, 5.4 megapixel gross, 1/2.5 (1.0cm) CCD
5.8 17.4mm (35 105mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 5 lenses in 3 group, 3 aspherical lens
Seamless Digital Zoom Seamless to 12x (3x optical and 4x digital combined)
Aperture Range
f3.1/5.2 (not adjustable)
Shutter Speeds
1/1000 sec. 1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene)
Auto, 64, 100, 200, 250, and 400 (equivalent) (Indoor; ISO500)
Recording Mode(s)
DCF Exif2.2, JPEG, PIM 2.5 compatible
Adjustable Resolutions
2560 x 1920 (SHQ)
2560 x 1920 (HQ)
2048 x 1536 (SQ1)
1600 x 1200 (SQ2)
1280 x 960 (SQ2)
1024 x 768 (SQ2)
640 x 480 (SQ2)
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
Image Adjustment Modes
Image Effects
Still image: Black and White, Sepia, Resize, Trimming, Rotation, Soft focus, Fish eye
Movie: Frame Index
Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with Olympus Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card
1.5 frames per second (in SHQ mode, up to 5 frames)
2.5 (6.35cm) HyperCrystal LCD, approx. 215,000 pixel
Focusing System
CDD Contrast
Focusing Ranges
Normal mode: 19.7 infinity (0.5m infinity)
Macro mode: 7.9 infinity (0.2m infinity)
Super Macro Mode: 2.8 (7cm; 2.7cm x 2.0cm)
Exposure Control
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Metering System
Digital ESP multi-pattern, Spot metering
White Balance System
iESP multi-pattern auto TTL, Pre-set Manual (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, and Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3)
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-eye Reduction
Flash Working Range
Wide: 11.8ft (3.6m), Tele: 6.6ft. (2.0m)
Flash Charging Time
Removable Media Card
xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256 or 512MB)
12 seconds/2 seconds by Remote Control
Setting Memorization
On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Outer Connectors
USB Connecter & Audio/Video multi-terminal, DC input
Auto-connect USB
2.0 Full Speed
Image Playback
Still image: Index display (4/9/16/25), Up to 8x enlargement, Slide Show, Rotation, Calendar, Album, Histogram
Movie: Normal, Reverse, Frame-by-frame
Operating Environment
Operation: 32° 104°F (0° 40°C), 30 90% humidity
Storage: -4° 140°F (-20° 60°C), 10 90% humidity
Power Supply
Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-12B), AC Adapter
Date/Time Calendar
Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099
Automatic up to 2099
3.9 W x 2.2 H x 1.2 D (99mm x 55.5mm x 31mm)
Weight 5.8 oz. (165g) without battery and media card


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