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Olympus Stylus 500 Digital


Olympus Stylus 500 Digital
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

Leaving 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.

New on the Stylus 500 is an extra large and bright 2.5-in. HyperCrystal© LCD monitor, which delivers a high contrast image which provides excellent visibility in any light condition and 160° wide-view radius to ensure photos are viewable from above, from the side, and from below.

Now 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 printer.

The 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.

Olympus Stylus 500 Digital
QuickFact™ Sheet
  The Olympus Stylus 500 Digital Home Page  
  Image Sensor 5.0 effective megapixels
1/2.5 in. CCD
  Lens Olympus  
  Focal Length 5.8-17.4mm (35-105mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Aperture Range F3.1–F5.2  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Macro 20 cm / 7.9 in. (Super Macro: 7 cm / 2.8 in)  
  Auto Focus iESP auto, Spot AF  
  Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec. - 1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene Mode)  
  Exposure Control Auto/Program modes: f3.1 - f5.2, 1/1000 sec. - ½ sec. (Night scene: 1/1000 sec. - 4 sec.)  
  Shooting Modes P;
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)
  Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps  
  Light Metering Digital ESP multi-pattern, Spot  
  White Balance iEPS multi-pattern auto TTL, Pre-set manual (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2 and Fluorescent3)  
  Viewfinder Optical real-image viewfinder  
  LCD 2.5 in HyperCrystal LCD (approx. 215,000 pixels)  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, 64, 100, 200, 250, 400 (Indoor 500)  
  Storage Media xD-Picture Card  
  Battery Li-12B Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (included);
Battery Charger (included);
AC Adapter (optional)
  Included Accessories
32MB xD-Picture Card
Li-ion Rechargeable Battery and Charger
A/V Cable, USB 2.0 Cable
Strap (Wrist)
Software CD-ROM (Olympus Master Software)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 99 x 55 x 31 mm /
3.9 x 2.2 x 1.2 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 165g / 5.8 oz  
  MSRP US$ 399.99 / CAD$ 549.95 / £279.99  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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