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Olympus Stylus 770 SW
Shock and Waterproof Digital Camera


Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera

Olympus Stylus 770 SW


Jan 25th, 2007.

Olympus today rolled out the toughest digital camera in the Stylus series: the Stylus 770 SW.

Built for active lifestyles, the 7.1-megapixel ultra-compact Olympus 770 SW is designed to take great photos in nearly any environment, including in water at depths of 10 metres and in winter weather as frigid -10 degrees Celsius. It can also survive falls up to 1.5 metres and heavy loads up to 99 kilograms of pressure.

 

 

 


Within the Olympus 770 SW digital camera's rugged exterior is an array of innovative technologies to ensure clear, sharp images in the roughest of shooting situations. The Stylus 770 SW boasts several signature features:

  • Shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof and crushproof, the Stylus 770 SW’s rugged body design is strong enough to sustain life’s adventures;

  • A large, bright 2.5-inch HyperCrystal™ LCD improves shooting and sharing pictures in bright-light and low-light situations; and

  • Digital Image Stabilization boosts ISO sensitivity and shutter speed to capture crisp, clear pictures when you or your subject is moving.


Designed to Withstand Drops of up to 1.5 metres

Built with durable materials and shock-absorption technology that minimizes the impact delivered to the lens and circuitry when dropped, the Olympus Stylus 770 SW delivers superior durability in a premium point-and-shoot digital camera.


Increased Waterproof Capabilities

Take great photos at up to 33 Feet (10 Metres)
By combining a lightweight, stainless steel exterior with rubber gaskets and O-rings to seal the interior from the elements, Olympus delivers a slim body design that performs as well under water (up to 33 feet/10 metres below the surface) as it does on land. Also, the inclusion of four custom underwater scene modes make the Stylus 770 SW the perfect camera for the pool, snorkelling and scuba diving. For those who want to explore greater depths, the PT-035 underwater housing, designed specifically for the Olympus Stylus 770 SW, enables the camera to venture approximately 130 feet (40 metres) beneath the surface.

 

The Stylus 770 SW offers the first built-in manometer, which measures water and air pressure, enabling you to accurately monitor the depth or altitude of your images. It’s the perfect camera for adventure-seekers who want to snap shots while scuba diving, hiking, skiing and even while traveling in a plane. The depth and altitude are recorded when each image is taken, and the information is stored within each picture’s digital file. Wow friends and family with the exact depth or altitude of your favourite underwater snapshot, mountain landscape or any other image!

Water-Repellent Lens Coating
The Stylus 770 SW features a water-repellent lens coating to prevent water droplets from forming on the lens so you get crystal clear shots no matter how wet the shooting environment.


Freezeproof for Winter Weather

Harsh winter weather doesn’t stop outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and sports fans. Don’t let it stop you from capturing memorable moments. The Olympus Stylus 770 SW performs when mother nature dips below freezing in temperatures as cold as -10 degrees Celsius.


Crushproof to 99 kilograms of Force

Thin enough to fit in a back pocket, the camera also features a durable stainless steel body and reinforced LCD panel engineered to withstand loads of up to 99 kilograms of force. So you do not have to worry about damaging your camera in a backpack, luggage or by simply sitting down.


Large 2.5-Inch HyperCrystal™ LCD

The Olympus Stylus 770 SW boasts a large, high-resolution HyperCrystal™ LCD, which enables clear, high-contrast images. It increases the brightness of the LCD for better visibility in low-light and bright-light situations – perfect for composing subjects underwater or in direct sunlight.

Images are also viewable on the 2.5-inch LCD from 140-degrees, enabling photos to be composed from a wider range of angles and viewed by several people at once.


Digital Image Stabilization

The Olympus Stylus 770 SW features Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) for capturing crisp, clear pictures. By boosting the camera’s ISO sensitivity and shutter speed, DIS freezes the action and provides blur-free images.


Bright Capture Technology for Easy Low-Light Photography

Low-light photography has never been easier thanks to Olympus’ revolutionary Bright Capture Technology. A brightened preview on the LCD enables simple composition; and with specific scene modes for high sensitivity settings (up to ISO 1600) and rapid auto-focus, even fast-action photos can be captured under low levels of available light.


LED Illuminator

An LED Illuminator works like a mini-flashlight on the front of the camera to enhance focus during macro shooting – great for underwater close-ups where light is scarce. The LED also works in conjunction with Bright Capture to help illuminate your subject when taking low-light portraits.


7.1-Megapixel Image Sensor for Superior Image Quality

The 7.1-megapixel CCD image sensor inside the Olympus Stylus 770 SW delivers high-quality images that are consistently sharp and vivid even in large-format prints – up to poster sizes as large as 40.6 x 50.8 centimetres.


Stylish, Compact, Rugged Design

The Stylus 770 SW combines light, durable body construction and shock-absorbing materials throughout the interior with the sealant technology used in Olympus underwater housings. In addition to the shockproof, waterproof and crushproof construction, the Stylus 770 SW features the stainless steel body and clean, smooth lines that make it the ideal pocket camera. At a thickness of two centimetres, the camera easily slips into a pocket, handbag or backpack.


High Quality Olympus Lens Elements

Olympus lenses are known worldwide for producing sharp, vibrant image quality. This is achieved through a number of key technologies, such as Olympus ED and high-refractive lens elements, designed specifically for digital cameras. The 3x lens provides the equivalent of 38 to 114mm focal length in 35mm photography to bring the action closer, and a Super Macro Mode that captures details as nuanced as the iridescent petals of a flower, from as close as 7.1 centimetres.


TruePic TURBO™ for High-Speed Response

Olympus’ exclusive TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor enhances image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBOTM enables the Olympus Stylus 770 SW to capture information from all 7.1 million pixels with pixel “micro-smoothing” that delivers clearer and more colour-accurate photos. The fast startup of less than one second and nearly instant shutter release time ensures a high-speed response so your camera is always ready to take great pictures.


27 Selectable Shooting Modes

With 24 pre-programmed scene modes, such as Beach & Snow, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, and Under Water Snapshot, the Stylus 770 SW makes it easy to capture beautiful images in a variety of lighting and shooting situations. Also, with its Movie Mode, the Stylus 770 SW can record VGA-quality videos with sound – above and below the water’s surface – limited only by the size of the internal memory or xD-Picture Card™ in the camera.


In-camera Editing

With in-camera editing features such as red-eye fix, resizing, adding frames or text, and colour brightness or saturation adjustments, users can edit photos anywhere with ease – touch up or embellish your photos without your computer.


OLYMPUS Master™ Software

OLYMPUS Master™ software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are easily organized by folders or albums. And with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye removal, images can be touched up before printing or e-mailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away. Use the optional muveeä Theater Pack to create professional quality slide shows and DVDs from your pictures using any of several built-in templates.


Olympus Premium and Sporty Carrying Cases

Olympus offers premium cases in six colours, including chocolate suede and red leather. A sporty neoprene case is also available for the Stylus 770 SW and is perfect for active or outdoor situations.


Availability

The Olympus Stylus 770 SW will be available in March 2007. It includes: a wrist strap, camera WIN/Mac USB cable, audio/video cable, LI-42B Li-Ion rechargeable battery and charger, manual, warranty card and OLYMPUS Master software (CD-ROM).

Canadian Pricing for Olympus Stylus 770 SW. Estimated Street Price: $449.99 (CAD).




Specifications Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera
Shockproof Up to 5 feet (MIL-STD-810F Drop Test Compliant)
Waterproof Down to 33 feet (10m) (JIS Class 8)
Freezeproof Down to -10°C/14°F
Crushproof Up to 220 pounds-force
Imager 7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 Megapixel gross, 1/2.33” CCD
Lens 6.7 – 20.1mm (38 – 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 10 lenses in 8 groups, 3 aspherical lenses
Zoom 3x optical + 5x digital; 15 total seamless zoom
Aperture Range f3.5 – f5.0
LCD 2.5” (6.4cm) HyperCrystal LCD (approx. 230,000 pixels)
Focus System CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range Normal Mode: 19.7” – infinity (0.5m – infinity)
Macro Mode: Wide: 7.9” – infinity (0.2m – infinity)
Super Macro Mode: 2.8” – 19.7” (7cm – 50cm)
Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec. – 1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene Mode)
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Metering Mode Digital ESP Multi-Pattern, Spot Metering
White Balance Auto, Pre-Sets (Sunlight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)
Recording Modes Still Image: JPEG
Movie: AVI Motion JPEG
Adjustment Resolutions 3,072 x 2,304, SHQ/HQ
2,560 x 1,920, SQ1
2,304 x 1,728, SQ1
2,048 x 1,536, SQ1
1,600 x 1,200, SQ2
1,280 x 960, SQ2
1,024 x 768, SQ2
640 x 480, SQ2
Shooting Modes 27 Shooting Modes: Auto, Program Auto, Digital Image Stabilization Mode, Scene Preset (Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach & Snow, Under Water Wide1, Under Water Wide2, Under Water Macro, Under Water Snapshot, Movie)
Panorama Modes Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™
Sequential Shooting High speed: 3.5 frames per second up to 12 frames (3MP)
Normal speed: 1.1 frames per second to the card capacity
Movie Mode AVI Movie with Sound: 640x480/15fps, SHQ; 320x240/15fps, HQ; 160x120/15fps, SQ
Image Processing TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor
Pixel Mapping Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Noise Reduction Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Candle, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks
Image Playback Still Image: Single, Index display (4/9/16/25), Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Calendar, My Favorites Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame
Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Black & White, Sepia, Resize, Brightness, Saturation, Frame, Title, Calendar
Direct Printing Options PictBridgeTM and DPOF
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Flash Working Range Wide: 12.5 ft. (3.8m), Tele: 8.5 ft. (2.6m)
Selftimer 12 Seconds/Auto
Setting Memorization On (stores changes) / Off (restores default settings)
Date/Time Calendar Automatically recorded with each image (up to 2099)
Memory 18MB internal memory
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card™ (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB or 2GB)
Outer Connectors Multi-terminal (USB connecter, Audio/Video output, DC input*) *Optional connector is required.
Auto-connect USB 2.0 Full Speed (USB mass storage)
System Requirements Auto-connect USB: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP/VISTA with USB port, Mac OS® 9.0-9.2x/OS X 10.1-10.4 with USB port. Software: Windows® 2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac® 10.3 and higher
Operating Environment Operation: 14° – 104°F (-10° – 40°C), 30% – 90% humidity Storage: -4° – 140°F (-20° – 60°C), 10% – 90% humidity
Power Supply Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B), AC Adapter (E-7AC) with optional CB-MA1 DC coupler
Size 3.6” W x 2.3” H x 0.8” D (91.8mm x 59.2mm x 20.6mm)
Weight 5.5oz. (155g) without battery and media card


 





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