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Introducing the Olympus D-435 / C-180: Style and Simplicity

Olympus announces the entry level D-435 or C-180 (in Europe) digital camera. If you want to shoot high quality pictures but need a camera that is easy to operate and that doesn't break the bank, look no further than the C-180. This camera packs 5.1 million pixels, seven scene programs, a quality autofocus lens, TruePic Turbo image processor, and a movie function into its very compact design. The camera will be shipped by the middle of this year...

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Olympus D-435 product detailsThe extremely compact Olympus C-180 makes taking photos a breeze. Featuring a “one button, one function” design and choice of seven scene programmes, the C-180 is easy-to-use and delivers perfect results every time. Utilising Olympus' TruePic TURBO image processor and featuring an accurate autofocus, the C-180 never fails to produce consistently high-quality images. Pictures are stored in the internal 14MB memory or onto an optional xD-Picture Card and a movie recording function rounds off the impressive range of features.

Supplied with the Olympus Master software, which enables easy file management, this easy-to-use 5.1 million pixel camera will be available from June 2005 and will have an estimated street price of £130

The new C-180 includes a whole host of functions designed to make taking high-quality photos exceedingly straightforward. The “one button, one function” design principle ensures remarkably easy operation, while the combination of 5.1 million pixel resolution, a bright autofocus lens and TruePic TURBO advanced image processor guarantee first-class picture results. Close-ups are also possible thanks to the 4x digital zoom.

Even complete beginners will have no problems producing stunning results. The C-180 offers a wide range of scene programmes and provides a virtual help function to take the guesswork out of operating the camera. A comprehensible six-language menu further enhances ease of use and additional languages are available as downloads from the Internet.

This model boasts a 1.5” (3.8cm) LCD monitor, enabling the easy framing and reviewing of photos and movies. Results are saved to the 14MB internal memory or onto optional xD-Picture Cards, which are available in capacities of up to 1GB – enough for hundreds of photos. And as you would expect from such a user-friendly camera, printing images is a simple one-step procedure. Thanks to PictBridge support, the need for a computer has become a thing of the past. To enjoy high-quality printouts, you need only connect the camera directly to a compatible printer, such as the Olympus P-10.

To power the C-180, you have the choice between one CRV-3 cell or two AA batteries, so there's no need to worry about running out of power in places where specialised batteries or a recharging unit are not available.

The C-180 – main features:
5.1 million pixels
Autofocus lens with 6.11mm focal length (equivalent to 36.7mm on a 35mm camera)
4x digital zoom
14MB internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot
3.8cm / 1.5 inch LCD monitor
7 scene programmes (incl. Night Scene, Sports and Beach&Snow)
Movie recording function
TruePic TURBO image processor
PictBridge compatible
Uses two AA-size batteries or one CRV-3 cell
Supplied with Olympus Master Software
Multi-language menu (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian) plus possibility to download further languages from the internet

Additional information: Olympus D-435 product details
May 21, 2005
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