Olympus's SP-700 6MP digital camera

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 05 2005 @ 06:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Oympus has introduced the new SP-700 which features a 6 megapixel sensor, a large 3-inch LCD display and 3x optical zoom. It will be available in time for this Christmas season.

With the SP-700, capturing sharp, vibrant images whilst out and about couldn’t be easier, thanks to its fast response and start-up times, and integrated guide function. Furthermore, the 3 inch Sunshine LCD with 230,000 pixels means you and your friends can easily view the images at the same time directly on the camera. The SP-700 caters for the perfectionists among us. Its Compare and Shoot function enables users to check and compare results before re-shooting or adjusting settings if necessary, helping to ensure you will never take a bad photograph again. Say goodbye to closed eyes and over-exposure and capture every moment to perfection.

The camera’s functionality is enhanced with a range of 24 scene modes. They include an underwater shooting mode to be used in conjunction with the PT-013 underwater case, Red-eye Fix, and Macro or Super Macro Mode for shooting from just 1cm away. A range of additional features, including multi-shot, Label Shot, Calendar function, 2in1 and panorama (when using an Olympus xD-Picture Card) provides more creative users with the opportunity to experiment with a variety of special effects.

With its Sunshine LCD, stylish compact design and host of special features, the SP-700 will open your eyes to a wider range of photographic opportunities.

The Olympus SP-700 features
  • Extra large 7.6cm/3” Sunshine LCD with 230,000 pixels
  • 6.0 million pixels
  • Precision 3x optical zoom (38-114mm, 35mm camera equiv.)
  • Auto mode plus 24 scene modes (incl. Portrait, Beach, Snow, Night Scene and Underwater) for trouble-free shooting
  • Movie recording with sound (VGA size at 30fps)
  • Creative functions, e.g. Slide Show, Compare & Shoot, Multi-shot,
  • Histogram in shooting and playback mode
  • Guide Function for easy operation. Explains the different menu options and scene modes.
  • Image editing functions on board incl. red-eye fix, brightness, saturation, trimming, B&W and sepia – without need for a PC
  • 11 MB internal memory plus slot for xD-Picture Cards
  • Super Macro mode for shooting from 1cm
  • TruePic TURBO image processor
  • PictBridge compatible


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    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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