The Olympus µ DIGITAL 500

With the µ DIGITAL 500, Olympus expands the very successful µ[mju:] series with a 5.0 million pixel model. Its extra-large 6.4cm / 2.5 inch LCD monitor assures a stunning view. Not only for checking and displaying the shots, it also brings added ease for framing compositions. Thanks to the innovative Hyper Crystal technology for high-contrast depictions, the camera’s LCD convinces with incredibly wide viewing angles. The µ DIGITAL 500 features a precision 3x optical zoom (1:3.1-5.2) and utilises TruePic TURBO to ensure images are captured in rich, vivid colour and with maximum clarity. Video with sound, Super Macro mode and a choice of 20 scene programmes provide excellent versatility for trouble-free shooting in all manner of situations. Naturally, as with all cameras bearing the µ[mju:] name, it defines itself with a striking design as well as offering first-class performance. The new retracting lens barrier gives the µ DIGITAL 500 an immediate air of elegance and matched with its choice of silver or navy blue colours, its sleek, weather-proof* metal body will certainly catch the eye.

With the µ DIGITAL 500, users can count on great results. No matter if printed out, displayed on a TV or computer screen or shown on the integrated, extra-large 6.4cm / 2.5 inch LCD monitor. The latter utilises Hyper Crystal LCD technology where the liquid crystal molecules are laid out in a radial pattern, giving 160° viewing angles from all directions and under virtually any lighting conditions. 

Top design and outstanding performance are the hallmarks of the latest offering from the Olympus µ[mju:] family. Shipped with a 32MB xD-Picture Card, Olympus Master software, Li-12B rechargeable battery and charger, the 5.0 million pixel µ DIGITAL 500 will hit the shelves from the beginning of 2005.

The Olympus µ DIGITAL 500 – main features:
• 5.0 million pixels
• Weather-proof* metal body in silver or navy blue
• Retracting lens barrier
• 3x optical zoom (equiv. 35 – 105mm on 35mm camera), 1:3.1-5.2
• Large 6.4cm / 2.5 inch Hyper Crystal LCD with 215,000 pixels
• 20 scene programmes (Incl. Portrait, Night Scene, Self Portrait, Landscape, Candle, Sunset, Underwater, Behind Glass)
• Super Macro mode from as close as 7cm
• Movie recording function with sound
• Multi-language menu
• PictBridge support and TruePic TURBO
• Shipped with 32MB xD-Picture Card, Olympus Master Software, Li-12B rechargeable battery, charger
• Underwater case (PT-026) optionally available soon

* weather-proof equivalent to the IEC standard publication 529 IPX4

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Hans Thiele or Christina Blake
Olympus Europa GmbH
Corporate & Imaging Systems Europe
Marketing Communications
Tel.: +49-40-237 73-191
email:  hans.thiele@olympus-europa.com 
 christina.blake@olympus-europa.com

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