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Olympus SP-320


Olympus SP-320
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Category: Serious Amateur

The Olympus SP-320 features 7.1MP resolution, 3x optical zoom and an extra large 2.5 in. LCD monitor (115,000 pixels).

It has full exposure flexibility with Program, Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority and Manual modes, plus easy-to-use Scene Modes to automate the most common picture-taking situations. You can display a histogram or grid lines. Movies are recorded with sound at 640x480 at 30fps.

It comes with 25MB of internal memory, fast USB 2.0 High-Speed, and runs on 2 AA batteries. A nod to serious amateur photographers: you can save images in the RAW file format, and there is a Bulb shutter speed. For those who prefer it, there is an optical viewfinder.

Optional accessories include Wide (0.7x) WCON-07F and Tele (1.7x) TCON-17F Conversion Lenses (Lens Adapter Tube CLA-9 required).

The Olympus SP-320 should appeal to advanced amateur photographers who desire high quality images together with a high degree of control -- all in a relatively compact body and an affordable price.

If you prefer a slightly higher resolution camera at 8MP and the availability of a hot shoe for attaching an external flash, see the Olympus SP-350.

Olympus SP-320
QuickFact™ Sheet
Olympus SP-320
Image Sensor 7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 Megapixel gross, 1/1.8” CCD (2.35cm)
Lens 8.0 – 24.0mm (38 – 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 5 groups, 3 aspherical lenses/4 surfaces
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom Seamless to 15x (3x optical and 5x digital combined)
Aperture Range f2.8 - f4.9
Focus System CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range Normal mode: (wide) 7.9” – infinity (0.2m – infinity)
(tele) 11.8” – infinity (0.3m – infinity)
Macro mode: (wide) 7.9” – infinity (0.2m – infinity)
(tele) 11.8” – infinity (0.3m – infinity)
Super Macro Mode: 0.8” – infinity (2cm – infinity)
Focus Mode iESP, Auto, Spot AF, Selective AF Target, Manual
Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec. – 15 sec., Bulb
Shooting Modes

31 Shooting Modes:

Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual;

Scene Preset (Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Museum, Cuisine, Reducing Blur, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach, Snow, Under Water Wide1, Under Water Wide2, Under Water Macro);


Panorama Modes Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card
Sequential Shooting High speed: 2.4 frames per second up to 2 frames
Normal speed: 1.4 frames per second up to 10 frames in HQ
Bracket: Aperture Compensation up to 5 frames
Shooting Assist Functions Histogram, Frame Assist
Movie Mode QuickTime® Movie with Sound: 640x480/30fps, SHQ; 640x480/15fps, HQ; 320x240/30fps, SQ1; 320x240/15fps, SQ2
Selftimer 12 seconds
Metering Mode Digital iESP Auto Multi-Pattern TTL, Spot Metering, Center Weighted Metering
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Viewfinder Optical viewfinder
LCD 2.5” (6.4cm) Color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels
ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800
White Balance iESP2 Multi-Pattern Auto TTL, Pre-Set (Overcast, Sunlight, Evening Sun, Tungsten, and 3 Fluorescents)
Recording Modes Still Image: DCF Exif 2.21, JPEG, PIM3
Movie: QuickTime® motion JPEG
Adjustment Resolutions 3,072 x 2,304, RAW/SHQ/HQ
3,072 x 2,048, 3:2/SHQ/HQ
2,592 x 1,944, SQ1 High, Normal
2,288 x 1,712, SQ1 High, Normal
2,048 x 1,536, SQ1 High, Normal
1,600 x 1,200, SQ1 High, Normal
1,280 x 960, SQ2 High, Normal
1,024 x 768, SQ2 High, Normal
640 x 480, SQ2 High, Normal
Direct Printing Options PictBridge and DPOF
Image Processing TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor
Pixel Mapping Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Noise Reduction Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer
Setting Memorization On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099
Shooting Edit Effects Resize, Crop, Sepia, Black & White, Red-Eye Fix
Image Playback Still Image: Single, Index, Enlargement, Slideshow, Calendar, Album, Histogram, Rotation
Movie: Normal, Reverse, Frame-By-Frame
Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Black & White, Sepia, Resize, Rotation, Red-Eye Fix, Brightness, Saturation, Frame, Label, Calendar
Movie: Frame Edit, Frame Index
Flash Built in
Flash Modes Auto (for low light and back lit conditions), Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Fill-In & Red-Eye, Off
Flash Working Range Wide: 12.5ft (3.8m), Tele 7.2ft. (2.2m)
Memory 25MB internal memory
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB or 1GB)
Outer Connectors USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input
Auto-connect USB 2.0 High Speed (USB mass storage)
Operating Environment Operation: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C), 30% – 90% humidity
Storage: -4° – 140°F (-20° – 60°C), 10% – 90% humidity
System Requirements Auto-connect USB: Windows 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP with USB port, Mac OS 9.0-9.2x/OS X 10.1-10.4 with USB port Software: Windows 98SE/ME/2000PRO/ XP, Mac 10.2 and higher
Power Supply (2) AA Batteries, AC Adapter (E-7AU)
Package Contents - SP-320 Digital Camera
- 2 AA Alkaline Batteries
- USB Cable, Audio/Video Cable
- Wrist Strap
- QuickStart Guide
- Basic Instruction Manual
- 2 CD-ROM's (OLYMPUS Master Software and Advanced Manual)
- Warranty Card
Size (W x H x D) 99.5 x 65.0 x 35.0 mm /
3.9” x 2.6” x 1.4”
Weight (camera body only) 180g / 6.4 oz. without battery and media card
MSRP US$299.99

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