Olympus has introduced the worldu2019s smallest and lightest DSLR, the E-400. The Four Thirds Standard-compatible camera offers 10MP and is protected by a Supersonic Wave Filter.

Olympus has introduced the world?s smallest and lightest DSLR, the E-400. The Four Thirds Standard-compatible camera offers 10MP and is protected by a Supersonic Wave Filter.

A total of 31 shooting modes have been included for automatic operation in situations as diverse as Fireworks, Landscapes, Macro, and Sunsets. A variety of colour modes are also on hand, as are Black and White filters that can be applied to photos to improve black and white portraits and landscapes.

Like every Olympus E-System camera, the E-400 is armed with a Supersonic Wave Filter. This patented technology allows lenses to be changed without dust contamination. Developed by Olympus, the Supersonic Wave Filter generates ultra-high-speed vibrations that literally shake off dust and other particles from the CCD. These are then captured on a special adhesive membrane to prevent recontamination. For the E-400, the Supersonic Wave Filter has been optimised with smaller dimensions and a higher frequency of vibrations for increased effectiveness.

As Four Thirds Standard camera, users have access to a multitude of accessories and lenses designed specifically for digital photography, from both Olympus and other manufacturers. With only few exceptions, the E-400 is compatible with virtually the complete range of Olympus E-System accessories. This includes the full line-up of the ZUIKO DIGITAL Top Pro lenses, which recently received an EISA award.

Timed to coincide with the launch of the E-400, Olympus is also introducing two new ultra-compact ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses: the ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 (equiv. to 28-84mm on a 35mm camera) and ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 (equiv. to 80-300mm on a 35mm camera).

SUMMARY OF KEY FEATURES

World?s smallest and lightest D-SLR

10 million pixels

6.4cm/2.5? LCD

Supersonic Wave Filter for dust protection

Dual memory card slots (for xD-Picture Card and CompactFlash)

31 shooting modes (incl. 5 exposure, 7 creative and 19 scene modes)

Built-in pop-up flash (GN10)

3fps with up to five images in RAW buffer

One touch white balance

TruePic TURBO image processor

AF-lock functionality

Depth of field preview function

Improved 49 segment digital ESP and spot metering

Exposure Bracketing function

Large beginners and advanced info screen

Detailed playback info screen with histogram

Intuitive GUI and buttons that provide immediate access to frequently used features

JPEG and RAW recording

Based on Four Thirds Standard

Underwater Case available (PT-E03) waterproof to 40m

New ultra-compact lenses ? main features

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm (28-84mm) 1:3.5-5.6

Close focusing distance of 25cm

ED element and 2 aspherical elements

65.5x61mm

190g

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm (80-300mm) 1:4.0-5.6

Close focusing distance of 90cm

ED lens element

65.5x72cm

250g

The E-400 is expected to arrive in the UK in November, for stockist information call 0800 0720070 or visit www.olympus.co.uk