Olympus presents E-3, new model in it’s E series which is a ten-megapixel (High Speed Live MOS sensor) professional digital SLR. The E-single digit cameras are built, using the 4/3 stantard. It claims to have the world’s fastest auto-focusing speeds via an advanced AF system and new ZUIKO DIGITAL SWD (Supersonic Wave Drive) lenses. Highest levels of speed and image quality as well as Live View capabilities, shutter speeds of up to 1/8000th sec. and 5fps sequential shooting (with a 19 image RAW buffer in burst mode), Live View on its multi-angle, 2.5″/6.4cm HyperCrystal LCD. The camera also features TruePic III image processing engine.
The Olympus E-3 Body is going to cost £1099 ($2237) in the UK. It will be available from end of November.
The Olympus E-3 – main features are inside this article.
Olympus started Olympus µ 790 SW Lime Green edition with only 5000 cameras to be sold around the Europe. Like all µ series, it is 7.1 shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof. It has a 3x optical zoom (equiv. to 38-114mm), Face Detection Technology, multiple scene modes including four specifically made for underwater use, 2.5″ HyperCrystal LCD (230,000 pixel resolution) and TruePic III image processor.
In stores from mid October 2007. Main features are inside this article.
Olympus Japan has introduced the VJ-10, a radio which looks more like a PMP. Olympus put inside 37GB hard drive into the VJ-10 and will be selling them as radio servers, as the 37GB hard drive can record upto 2500 hours of radio programming. The unit has a 3.9 inch (128 x 400) monochrome STN display, USB 2.0, amplifier and stereo speakers which sound much better thanks to SRS and WOW XT. The VJ-10 can be used as a standalone hard drive too. It has a plain AM / FM tuner. Recording is in WMA format (32 - 128 kbps), the unit can be preprogrammed for 20 recordings which are saved in different folders depending on the frequencies.
The Olympus VJ-10 is 205×120x89mm and weights 640g. It will be available in Japan from March 16 for 40,000 Yen ($ 335).