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The Olympus E-510 features Supersonic Image Stabilizer

Olympus announces the E-510 digital SLR camera, a follow-on to the E-500. The new 10-megapixel E-510 offers the same core features and can be found on all E-System SLR and features a new image stabilizer unit and an advanced Live View function. The new E-510 image stabilizer unit is based on a Supersonic Wave Drive system developed by Olympus to correct blurring of images caused by unsteady hands even under low light or when a lens with a long focal distance is used. The availability of the E-510 is planned for July...

PRESS SUMMARY

All about the new Olympus E-510Highest image quality plus versatile functionality

Olympus Imaging Corporation announced today that release of the E-510, a digital SLR camera featuring a stabilizer unit to prevent blurring caused by hand shake and based on the E-System concept of offering the "Dedicated Digital Design," "Dust Reduction" and " Live View" functions on all models, is scheduled for July 2007.

Olympus E-510 main features:

1) In-body image stabilizer unit for multifunctionality with improved shooting confidence
2) New, more advanced Live View function
3) New, 10-million pixel Live MOS sensor, image processing engine “TruePic III”

The E-510 incorporates a variety of exciting functions that enable users to capture beautiful photographic images that truly express their original creative intent. These functions include a newly developed sensor-shift type image stabilizer that employs Olympus's exclusive Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) motor and is compatible with all lenses conforming to the Four Thirds System standards.

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-510 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.

Other new developments such as the low-noise, low-power consumption Live MOS Sensor and the advanced “TruePic III” image processing engine make it possible to create photographic images with the highest possible picture quality — that will satisfy even the most demanding professional.

All of these powerful new features, including the in-body image stabilizer, have been incorporated in an ultra-compact, lightweight digital SLR camera with a comfort-fit grip that offers excellent operability and portability.

Additional information: All about the new Olympus E-510
March 5, 2007
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