behind the clam-shell design that has characterized
the Stylus series for such a long time, the Olympus
Stylus 500 Digital (Mju 500 Digital
in UK) goes back to a simpler flat-surface body
design with a very cool integrated circular lens
barrier first introduced in the Stylus Verve.
The Stylus 500 maintains its all-weather rating
in a durable lightweight metal body with rubber
gaskets throughout the interior to protect against
rain, sleet, snow or sand.
at 5 megapixel resolution, the Stylus 500 provides
23 easy-to-use shooting modes, including two new
underwater shooting modes. A new Album Function
allows the Stylus 500 to also function as a photo
album, with 12 individual albums of 100 images
each, stored on an xD-Picture Card. PictBridge
technology enables photos to be printed directly
from the Stylus 500 to any PictBridge-enabled
Olympus Stylus 500 Digital should appeal
to point-and-shoot photographers desiring a compact,
tough, all-weather digital camera with the famous
ease-of-use of the Stylus line of cameras.
sec. - 1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene
f3.1 - f5.2, 1/1000 sec. - ½ sec. (Night
scene: 1/1000 sec. - 4 sec.)
Scene Preset - Portrait, Landscape, Landscape
+ Portrait, Portrait, Indoor, Sport, Beach
& Snow, Behind Glass, Self Portrait +
Self Timer, Self Portrait, Sunset, Night Scene,
Night + Portrait, Cuisine, Documents, Candle,
Under Water Wide, Under Water Macro, Shoot
& Select1, Shoot & Select2;
Panorama - Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable
with Olympus Master software when using Olympus
brand xD-Picture Card;
Sequential Shooting - 1.5 frames per second
(up to 5 frames in SHQ mode);
Movie - QuickTime Movie with Sound, 15 frames
per second in HQ (320 x 240), SQ (160 x 120)
+/- 2 EV steps
in 1/3 EV steps
ESP multi-pattern, Spot
auto TTL, Pre-set manual (Daylight, Overcast,
Tungsten and Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2 and
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