Olympus 7.1 megapixel SP-310 and 8.0 megapixel SP-350

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 31 2005 @ 02:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Olympus today launched the 8 megapixel SP-350 and the 7.1 megapixel SP-310 digital cameras. Both feature a 3x optical zoom lens, 24 scene modes, P/A/S/M expposure modes and VGA movie recording at 30fps with sound. The camera also has a large 2.5-inch LCD display. Both cameras will be available from autumn 2005.

Main features
  • 8.0 / 7.1 million pixels
  • Bright 3x zoom lens (equiv. 38-114mm on a 35mm camera),
    1:2.8-4.9. 15x total magnification incl. digital zoom
  • Extra-large 6.4cm/2.5” LCD monitor
  • Auto, Programme, Aperture Priority, Shutter priority and manual exposure, 24 scene modes (e.g. Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Fireworks, Underwater Wide)
  • Focusing options: Spot with option to select AF area with 143 points, iESP autofocus and manual focus
  • Super Macro mode up to 2cm
  • Histogram function in shooting and playback modes
  • Recording in JPEG or RAW formats
  • Very long battery life (up to 510 shots) and uses standard AA batteries
  • TruePic TURBO image processor
  • Movie recording with sound (VGA size at 30fps), recording length limited only by card capacity
  • 25MB internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot
  • USB Hi-Speed AutoConnect
  • PictBridge compatible
  • Availability of converters WCON-07F, TCON-17F and underwater case PT-030 to extend photographic possibilities
  • TTL hot-shoe connector (SP-350 only) for attaching external flashes (e.g. Olympus FL-20)


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