Olympus EVOLT E-410 Digital SLR Takes The Guesswork Out Of Great Photography
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 5, 2007 - Olympus today announces the EVOLT E-410 digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera - easy enough for the first-time user, advanced enough for the serious photographer. High performance and functionality are packed into a surprisingly portable and simple-to-use body. The E-410 is the best value in its class (available in three configurations beginning at $699.99 for the body) and is loaded with innovations.
Innovative 2.5-Inch Full Time Live View HyperCrystal LCD
The E-410 offers ease-of-shooting and greater flexibility with the Live View LCD. Composing photographs is easier as subjects can be seen on the Live View LCD, which offers a wide 176-degree viewing angle. This enables images to be effortlessly taken from angles that would typically be difficult with a traditional optical viewfinder - which is still the only option on many competing digital SLR cameras. Interacting with subjects, such as toddlers and pets, is also possible thanks to the Live View LCD, which enables pictures to be taken while holding the camera away from your face.
The E-410's big and bright 2.5-inch LCD display with approximately 230,000 pixels includes HyperCrystalâ¢ technology, which offers many times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors, and enables images to be beautifully displayed in vivid color - both in preview and playback. The HyperCrystal LCD also provides a wide viewing angle, which ensures images can be composed from even the most obscure angles. The larger LCD makes viewing icons and text on the camera's menu a squint-free process.
"The E-410's Live View LCD is appealing to many consumers moving up from digital point-and-shoot cameras as many of these consumers have never used an optical viewfinder," said Richard Pelkowski, product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. "The Live View LCD is also perfect for capturing up-close macro shots of flowers and jewelry."
Detailed, Bright and Colorful Photos with 10-Megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor
The E-410 is loaded with an impressive 10 million pixels for high-resolution photos. The 10-megapixel sensor gives users the flexibility to blow-up their prints to the large sizes supported by many of today's printers, or crop the image to print only a part of the image that is important to them. The high-performance Live MOS image sensor in the E-410 delivers excellent dynamic range for accurate color fidelity, and a new state-of-the-art amplifier circuit to eradicate noise and capture fine image details in the highlight and shadow areas.
Dust Reduction System for Spot-Free Images
Olympus' proven Dust Reduction System produces spot-free photos with the exclusive Supersonic Wave Filterâ¢. The patented ultrasonic technology vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the front of the image sensor and captures it on a special adhesive membrane every time the camera is turned on. These spot-free photos liberate users from hours spent retouching photographs at the computer or sending their cameras back to the manufacturer to remove dust trapped inside.