Avalanche of compacts from Olympus
August 23, 2006
Olympus has unveiled ten new digital compact cameras, including a new 10-million-pixel flagship model called the mju 1000.
Due out in October priced around £330 the mju 1000 boasts a ?weatherproof? body and a 3x lens capable of delivering the 35mm viewing angle of a 35-105mm zoom.
Olympus claims the newcomer has a maximum equivalent ISO sensitivity of ISO 6400 at 3MP resolution. When shooting at a resolution of 10MP the top ISO is 1600, adds the company.
Using Olympus?s BrightCapture Technology, the contrast of the LCD screen can be boosted by up to 4x to help when shooting in low light situations. The 2.5in monitor features a resolution of 230,000 pixels.
Twenty on-board scene modes include Sports, Beach&Snow and Candle.
The camera is compatible with xD-Picture Card storage.
For details call Olympus on 0800 0720070.
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