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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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).