The new Olympus E-600 is a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera with
everything you need to start enjoying the benefits of DSLR-quality photography
today. It’s simple to use, so moving up from a basic point-and-shoot is an
enjoyable and affordable experience, and packed with features to meet all of
your still photography needs.
The E-600’s high-performance swivel 2.7-inch HyperCrystal™ LCD screen helps
you compose from virtually any angle; in-camera Art Filters add more pizzazz to
your pictures; its four-frames-per-second burst speed won’t miss a moment of the
action, and In-body Image Stabilization removes blur caused by camera shake when
you’re on the go. The 12.3-megapixel image sensor and TruePic III+ captures
detailed, crisp images and accurate color.
“With the E-600, Olympus has answered the call for a more affordable and
creative camera that has everything you could need to get great results,” said
John Knaur, senior marketing manager, Digital SLR, Olympus Imaging America Inc.
“The new entry-level SLR camera offers something for everyone to enjoy,
including in-camera Art Filters for expanded creative freedom.”
Exceptional Image Quality
Whether you’re shooting a high school basketball game or capturing a city
streetscape, the E-600’s high-performance 12.3-megapixel Live MOS image sensor
delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity, and a
state-of-the-art amplifier circuit to reduce noise and capture fine image
details in both highlight and shadow areas.
Its Live MOS image sensor is complemented by Olympus’ TruePic III+ Image
Processor, which produces clear and colorful photos using all the pixel
information for each image to provide the best digital images possible. The new
image processor is noted for accurate natural color, true-to-life flesh tones,
brilliant blue skies, and precise tonal expression; it also lowers image noise
in photos shot at higher ISO settings, enabling great results in low-light
Swivel Live View LCD Swings into Action
The E-600’s 100 percent accurate 270 degree swivel 2.7-inch Live View
HyperCrystal III LCD can be rotated freely so photographers can compose at any
angle, including overhead and down low, without getting bent out of shape. This
makes it easier to photograph young children on their own level or shoot high
above a crowd. E-600 photographers can compose a subject right on the Live View
LCD and see the results of the various creative features – live as they’re
happening, before the shot is taken.
With Live View, settings like white balance and image brightness can be
selected, and the result can be seen instantly on the LCD display. Real-time
Live View offers amazing versatility and creative control. The LCD displays
230,000 pixels in vivid color and includes HyperCrystal technology, which offers
many times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors for easier viewing in both
preview and playback. It also provides a wide viewing angle of 176 degrees,
which ensures images can be composed from even the most obscure angles. The
2.7-inch LCD makes icons and text on the camera’s menu easy to view.
Life moves fast, so it’s important to have a camera that locks focus accurately
and quickly. Whether you choose to use the super fast autofocus technology or
focus the lens manually, the E-600 offers the same sophisticated focusing
options as higher-end DSLRs. Use the optical viewfinder to track movement like
birds or wildlife or your favorite team on the field, or use the large Live View
LCD to frame up a flower or a group of friends at the family gathering.
Consumers accustomed to composing and focusing using a point-and-shoot camera’s
LCD will appreciate that the E-600 offers the same easy, seamless experience
(what you see on its LCD is what you get!). Either way, the focus is quick,
precise and easy.
Art Filters for Expanded Creative Control
If you’re hoping to get more out of your camera than simply capturing and
documenting a scene, and enjoy enhancing or customizing an image to make it your
own, then you will value the camera’s Art Filters. The filters, which are built
into the camera, provide incredible individual artistic control over an image,
so that you can spend more time shooting and less time computing.
Let your inner artist shine through and make a statement with these in-camera
- Pop Art: Enhances colors, making them more saturated and vivid,
creating high-impact pictures that express the joyful, lighthearted feeling
of the Pop Art style of the 1960s;
- Soft Focus: Creates an ethereal, dreamlike atmosphere that renders
subjects in a heavenly light without obscuring details; and
- Pin Hole: Adds a nostalgic look and feel to the image with a darkened
vignette around the subject connecting the viewer intimately with the
subject at the center of the picture.
Art Filters are easily activated with the mode dial on the right side of the
camera body, and the fun part is that you can see and experiment with the
effects on the subject live, on the LCD, before you take the shot!
In-Body Image Stabilization for Sharp Images on the Go
The E-600 travels with you to more places, thanks to its compact size and light
body. Capture sharp images on the go with the camera’s in-body Image
Stabilization (IS), which virtually eliminates blur with any lens attached.
Three IS modes handle any situation. The IS-1 mode is for general shooting and
adjusts the sensor on both the horizontal and vertical planes to compensate for
movement by the photographer so images stay sharp in low light even at slow
shutter speeds. To capture the motion of moving subjects, the E-600 offers two
specialized modes: IS-2 mode is ideal for capturing a runner or cyclist
traveling by in the horizontal mode, preserving the sense of motion while
panning; IS-3 mode achieves the same effect when the camera is held vertically.
In either mode, the artistic effects of panning enhance the shot and render the
subject in sharp detail with blurred background. Moreover, the E-600 is the
world’s smallest DSLR with built-in Image Stabilization, so you’ll feel
comfortable taking it on the road with you to capture the action.
Always Find a Face in the Crowd
The new camera’s Face Detection technology reduces the chance of blurred
subjects in photography by distinguishing between people’s faces and the
background. It tracks up to eight faces within the image area, even if people
are moving, and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp,
brilliant portrait pictures (ideal for large family or party group photos).
Fast Sequential Shooting
The E-600 can capture images at the highest image-quality setting at a rate of
four frames per second. Whether you’re capturing a soccer game, children playing
or a bird swooping through the yard, the E-600 ensures that you won’t miss a
Preview a Multitude of Possibilities
Perfect Shot Preview enables users to easily preview and select from four
thumbnail previews of the photographic effects of white balance and exposure
compensation adjustments live on the LCD before taking the photograph. It is an
ideal way for novice users to learn about the effects of different photography
techniques, visually, without having to scroll through menu options. With 13
preset scene-select modes for every imaginable shooting scenario, automatic
modes and full manual controls, the E-600 offers a world of possibilities to
Accepting both CompactFlash Type I & II, UDMA, Microdrives and xD-Picture Cards,
the camera provides a choice of data storage options for enhanced flexibility,
and it is possible to transfer image files from one card to the other right
inside the camera.
Dust Reduction System for Spot-Free Images
Life moves too fast to spend time worrying about dust ruining the perfect image.
Olympus’ proven Dust Reduction System produces spot-free photos with the
exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter™. The patented ultrasonic technology vibrates
to remove dust and other particles from the front of the image sensor and
captures it on a special adhesive membrane every time the camera is turned on.
These spot-free photos liberate users from hours spent retouching photographs at
the computer or sending their cameras back to the manufacturer to remove dust
trapped inside. With Dust Reduction and the new creative features, Olympus
continues to liberate users from the computer and editing software, and enables
them to have fun capturing it all while on the go.