Details for µ DIGITAL 600 Details 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 * weatherproof equivalent to the IEC standard publication 529 IPX4 The night owls’ choice: the Olympus µ DIGITAL 600 - Bright prospects for nighttime shooting While the early bird may catch the worm, it’s the night owl that gets to see most of the action. Most dinners, concerts and parties usually don’t get going before well into the evening hours. These are also typically the particularly fun and memorable times in life – situations and experiences you want to capture as photos and savour over years to come. Yet often the image results leave much to be desired. Shots are frequently underexposed due to insufficient lighting or too intensely lit up by a flash – or even worse – the subject is only partially recorded due to framing difficulties in the dark conditions. But thankfully Olympus has created a camera with advanced low light capabilities for excellent image results no matter the conditions. The 6.0 million pixel µ DIGITAL 600 completely caters to the special needs of night-time revellers. Using the innovative BrightCapture Technology, this new model brings reliable, high-performance shooting directly to the next party, rock concert or candle-light dinner. 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 nighttime 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. Specifications for µ DIGITAL 600 Specifications Model µ DIGITAL 600 Type Digital camera with 6.4 cm/2.5” LCD monitor. Colours Arctic Silver, Navy Blue, Ruby Red. Image sensor Image sensor 1/2.5’’ CCD with 6.4 million pixels. Effective pixel number 6.0 million pixels (the actual number of pixels used in image processing). Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB). Media Storage media type Approx. 8 MB internal storage for images. Removable xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB). Lens Optical zoom 3x. Structure 5 lenses in 3 groups, 3 aspherical lenses. Focal length 5.8 – 17.4mm (equivalent to 35 – 105mm lens in 35mm format). Maximum aperture 1:3.1 (wide) – 5.2 (tele). Digital zoom 5x (15x seamless zoom when combined with optical zoom). LCD monitor 6.4cm/2.5” TFT LCD monitor with 115,000 pixels. BrightCapture Technology: Improved live view especially in dark surroundings. Focusing System Mode Working range TTL autofocus with contrast detection. Auto iESP autofocus, spot autofocus. Standard mode 0.5m – infinity. Macro mode 0.2m – infinity. Super Macro mode From as close as 7cm. Light metering Mode Digital ESP metering, spot metering. Function Histogram in shooting and playback mode. Exposure Programme AE. Exposure control 23 Scene modes (Portrait, Landscape with Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Scene, Night Scene with Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Cuisine, Beach & Snow, Self Portrait, Indoor*, Behind Glass, Museum, Document, Auction, Candle*, Sunset, Fireworks, Shoot & Select 1*, Shoot & Select 2, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro). Function Mode to reduce Image Blur*. Shutter speed ½ – 1/1000 sec (night scene up to 4 sec). Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV with 1/3 EV steps. Sensitivity Auto ISO 64 – 400 (ISO 2500* for modes Indoor, Available Light Portrait and Candle). Manual ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800* and 1600* . White balance Mode Auto Full-auto TTL ESP. Pre-set Tungsten, overcast, sunlight, fluorescent light 1,2,3. Flash Modes Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), red-eye reduction, fill-in (forced activation), off (no flash). Built-in flash Working range Auto mode: Up to 2.5 m (Tele) / 4.0 m (Wide). With ISO 1600: Up to 5.0 m (Tele) / 8.0 m (Wide).* Guide number 6.5 Sequence shooting Normal shooting mode 1.3 frames per sec. up to card capacity in HQ mode High speed shooting mode 4.3 frames per sec. up to card capacity* Processing Image processing TruePic TURBO, pixel mapping, noise reduction. Function shooting Panorama function (only with optional Olympus xD-picture Card). Editing Still image edit Re-size, Rotation, Black & White, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Frame insert, Title insert, Calendar insert, Correction of Brightness and Saturation. Motion picture edit Index. Recording system Still image JPEG (DCF: “Design rule for Camera File system”), Exif 2.2 support, DPS, Print Image Matching III support, DPOF support. Motion picture QuickTime Motion JPEG®**. Number of storable frames (approx., with 8 MB internal memory) 2,816 x 2,112 SHQ: 2 HQ: 5 Still picture mode Motion picture mode 2,560 x 1,920 SQ1: 6 2,272 x 1,704 SQ1: 8 2,048 x 1,536 SQ1: 9 1,600 x 1,200 SQ1: 12 1,280 x 960 SQ2: 18 1,024 x 768 SQ2: 28 640 x 480 SQ2: 46 Up to memory card capacity. With internal memory: In SHQ (640 x 480 pixels at 15 frames/sec): 6 sec. In HQ (320 x 240 pixels at 15 frames/sec): 20 sec. In SQ (160 x 120 pixels at 15 frames/sec): 54 sec. Power supply Rechargeable battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LI-12B. AC adapter Optional AC adapter: D-7AC. AC 100V – 240V, 50 – 60Hz; DC 4.8V. Interface DC input terminal, USB and video multi terminal. Other features DPOF setting Single-frame print reservation, all print reservation, number of prints, date/time display. Direct printing (DPS) PictBridge support allows direct printing with compatible printers. Multilingual menu English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Russian. Additional languages can be downloaded through OLYMPUS Master software from the Internet. Guide function Displays help text for several functions. Weatherproof body Camera is not damaged by water spray from any direction. Self-timer Yes. Date/time/calendar system Up to year 2099. Size Dimensions 97x 55 x 26.5 mm. Weight 128,5g (without battery and card). Box contents Strap, USB cable, video cable, rechargeable battery, charger, OLYMPUS Master 1.31. Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. * due to usage of BrightCapture Technology Image size is fixed to 1,600 x 1,200. ** QuickTime Motion JPEG is a registered trademark of Apple Computer. Box Contents for µ DIGITAL 600 Box Contents This model comes with the following accessories: Standard Box Camera Strap Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Li-12B Battery charger USB cable Video cable OLYMPUS MASTER (Software CD-ROM) Instruction manuals Warranty card Box Contents may vary locally and are subject to change without further notice.