Olympus's new µ Digital 600 digital camera

Posted on Tuesday, August 30 2005 @ 1:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The µ DIGITAL 600 is a genuine bright spark on the digital camera scene. Its 6.0 million pixels and precision 3x zoom lens (equivalent to 35-105mm in 35mm format) help capture images in amazing quality. 23 scene modes are on board that cover just about any shooting situation such as portraits, landscapes or even for underwater shots (in conjunction with the optional Underwater Case). This weatherproof model also gives users movie recording and the facility to take astonishing close-ups in Super Macro mode. Moreover, thanks to the Guide Function, which reveals the purpose and recommended use of the various camera functions directly on the huge 6.4cm LCD, the µ DIGITAL 600 is exceedingly easy to use.

However, the real coup of this stunning, ultra-compact model is its extraordinary night-time shooting ability that dramatically enhances the framing of compositions and the subsequent image results. Incorporation of BrightCapture Technology makes framing compositions under low light conditions a breeze. A mere 1/5th of the regular luminosity is required for clear depictions on the LCD – without this technology these views would otherwise be lost in darkness. BrightCapture Technology also provides better images in low light. Special scene modes like Indoor and Available Light Portrait use this technology. The result: better exposed images, lower risk of image blur, and with Available Light Portrait, it is even possible to shoot without a flash more often. This is especially helpful wherever flash usage is prohibited or in order to show warm light ambience, for example.

Ideal for night owls who want to capture the fun of the night, the PictBridge-compatible µ DIGITAL 600 comes in a choice of three colours – Navy Blue, Ruby Red and Arctic Silver. Easy to use, incorporating 6.0 million pixels and equipped with the innovative BrightCapture Technology, this latest camera is hard to top. It comes with the Olympus Master software and will hit the shelves in autumn this year.

Main features:
  • 6.0 million pixels
  • BrightCapture Technology for better framing and better image results in low light including a special mode that reduces the possibility of image blur
  • 6.4cm / 2.5” LCD
  • Weatherproof metal body in Navy Blue, Ruby Red & Arctic Silver
  • High-precision 3x zoom lens (equiv. to 35-105mm in 35mm format) 1:3.1-5.1
  • 23 scene modes (incl. Portrait, Beach and Snow, Night Scene and Underwater modes) plus Programme Auto
  • TruePic TURBO image processor
  • Movie function up to memory capacity
  • Macro and Super Macro mode (from 7cm)
  • PictBridge compatible
  • Multi-language menu (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian) plus possibility to download further languages from the internet through the Olympus Master software
  • Special editing functions to enhance images and to add creative effects: e.g. red-eye-fix, adjust brightness, insert frame and/or title
  • Supplied with Olympus Master Software
  • Optional underwater case (PT-029) available

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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