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Olympus launches E-410 ultra-compact digital SLR camera

Olympus announces the E-410 digital SLR camera, a global follow-on to the E-400, which has not been announced in the North-American market. The camera offers excellent portability and simple operability, and is  - to date - world's smallest, slimmest, and lightest digital SLR. The E-410 offers all the core features of the E-System, including the Dedicated Digital Design, Dust Reduction and Live View functions. The E-410 body and a 1 or 2 lens kit (ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 / 40-150mm F4.0-5.6) will be available at the end of April...

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All about the new Olympus E-410Excellent portability and simple operability - World's Smallest, Slimmest, and Lightest

Olympus Imaging Corporation announced today that the company will be releasing the new E-410 digital SLR camera at the end of April 2007. The world's smallest, slimmest and lightest* interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera, the E-410 incorporates all the core features of Olympus E-System cameras, including the "Dedicated Digital Design," "Dust Reduction" and "Live View" functions.

Olympus E-410 main features:

1) Smart design with world's slimmest, smallest and lightest body*
2) New, more advanced Live View function
3) New, 10-million pixel Live MOS sensor, image processing engine “TruePic III”

The E-410 is the smallest, slimmest, lightest interchangeable lens digital SRL camera in the world* today. (Dimensions 129.5 x 91 x 53 mm (excluding projections), weight 375 grams (main body only))
From basic materials to components and configuration, all aspects of this camera's design were designed to optimize size reduction, while maintaining the critical performance standards required for a SLR camera. Fitting comfortably in the hand and providing outstanding portability, the E-410 offers a degree of simplicity and ease of use that no digital SLR can match.

Another helpful function is the advanced ”Live View‘ function which allows users to frame images while viewing the subjects on the LCD monitor on the back of the main camera body. Any user who is used to shooting with compact digital cameras will be familiar with this style of shooting and will appreciate being able to continue shooting in the same way. The E-410 also permits autofocusing to be used together with Live View monitoring, as well as making it possible to confirm the effects of exposure correction or white balance adjustment on the monitor screen.

Despite its ultra-compact design, the E-410 provides highest level of image quality available today. Thanks to the newly developed 10-million pixel Live MOS sensor with low noise and low power consumption and the new ”TruePic III‘ image processing engine, the E-410 delivers picture quality that easily meets the requirements of professional users.

With its ultra-slim, ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight design, the E-410 combines the convenience and portability of a pocket camera with the power and performance of a full-fledged digital SLR camera. Easy to carry and easy to use, the E-410 lets you enjoy the true pleasure of photography anywhere, anytime.

* Among interchangeable lens type digital SLR cameras as of 5th March 2007 (in-house research)

Additional information: All about the new Olympus E-410
March 5, 2007
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