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The Olympus SP-565 UZ offers 20x wide optical zoom

Olympus unveils the SP-565 UZ digital camera, featuring a 20x wide zoom lens (26 - 520mm equivalent to a 35mm) and with its Dual Image Stabilization combining both a mechanical and digital image stabilizer, results come out reliably sharp. The new 10 megapixel SP-565 displays its bright views on the 6.4cm / 2.5-inch LCD monitor. On top of a built-in flash, extra illumination - and extraordinary flexibility - can be obtained thanks to compatibility with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless flash units...

PRESS SUMMARY

All about the new Olympus SP-565 digital cameraRaise your photographic potential with the world leader in the ultrazoom category. Featuring a 20x wide zoom lens (26-520mm*), the affordable Olympus SP-565 UZ lets you shoot like a pro without having to lug around tons of equipment. Zoom in ultra-close to any subject, or back out for an ultra-wide shot – all with a single lens. Meanwhile, integration of Dual Image Stabilisation ensures protection against camera shake. Photos are stored to internal memory, xD-Picture Card or – thanks to a bundled attachment – microSD Card. The Olympus SP-565 UZ with a 20x wide optical zoom will be available in late September 2008.

So far, yet so close
See the world like you thought you never could. An incredible 20x wide zoom (26-520mm*) brings you right into the heart of the action. Capture the excitement of a football match from the sidelines, yet feel the immediacy in your results as if you had been right there on the field. Using the 5x digital zoom and optional TCON-17 Teleconverter (with CLA-10 Conversion Lens Adapter) even more is possible. How much more? Up to a massive focal length equivalent of 4420mm! And with the integration of Dual Image Stabilisation – combining both a mechanical and digital image stabiliser – results come out reliably sharp. The 10 Megapixel SP-565 UZ also presents users with flexibility for wide-angle shooting. This is not only perfect for capturing sweeping landscapes and group photos, but also for getting a wider perspective when photographing interiors or other architecture.

Capture more
Sequential shooting at up to 13.5fps** lets every facet of a scene be faithfully recorded as it happens. And with the ingenious Pre-Capture mode, recording of pictures can start even before the shutter is fully pressed. In addition, Pre-Capture Movie mode is also on board – providing the same advantage over the clock, but in movie format.  For ultra-close-ups from as little as just 1cm, the Super Macro Mode gives photographers the chance to explore a subject's every detail.

Creative control and exceptional results
On top of 25 scene modes covering the most common shooting situations, the SP-565 UZ also offers manual control. P/A/S/M options give users free rein to pursue their creative inspiration. And no matter which mode is chosen, the TruePic III image processor ensures best results.

Advanced Face Detection Technology guarantees that human subjects come out optimally focused and exposed – faces of up to 16 persons can be detected in a single scene. Shadow Adjustment Technology, meanwhile, recognises dark areas in compositions and adjusts accordingly to return the most realistic image possible.

Low light photography capabilities are enhanced through high ISO settings and BrightCapture Technology. The latter also returns bright views on the 6.4cm/2.5” LCD. On top of a built-in flash, extra illumination – and extraordinary flexibility – can be obtained thanks to compatibility with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless flash units.

Perfect for all users
In addition to the internal memory, compatibility with both xD-Picture Cards and microSD Card (due to bundled attachment) gives users a range of storage options. Wearers of spectacles will appreciate the viewfinder's dioptric correction facility.  And with 39 available languages, photographers are almost always able to operate this camera in their native tongue.

Packed with features that support a creative photographic experience, the Olympus SP-565 UZ delivers ultrazoom performance in a compact and affordable package. It will become available late September 2008.

The Olympus SP-565 UZ – main features:
• Extreme optical performance in minimum size: 20x wide optical zoom (26-520mm*) - from extreme close-ups to the action as well as stunning scenes (additional 5x digital zoom also included)
• Avoids blur thanks to Dual Image Stabilisation
• Don't miss the moment with high-speed 13.5fps sequence shooting**
• Advanced Face Detection of up to 16 persons for perfectly focused and exposed faces plus correct exposure of other image areas
• P/A/S/M exposure modes for creative freedom
• 25 scene modes for the best results in different situations
• 10 Megapixels to make poster-size prints
• See and share images on the 2.5"/6.4cm LCD
• Built-in flash and wireless flash control from the camera body
• Liven up your memories with movie recording with sound (up to VGA resolution at 30fps)
• In-camera panorama function (with xD-Picture Card)
• Includes Perfect Fix and Perfect Shot Preview
• xD-Picture Card and microSD Card compatible

*  Equivalent to a 35mm camera
**  In 3.0 Megapixel mode
microSD is a trademark of SD Card Association

Additional information: All about the new Olympus SP-565 digital camera
August 25, 2008
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