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
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
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
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm (80-300mm) 1:4.0-5.6
Close focusing distance of 90cm
ED lens element
The E-400 is expected to arrive in the UK in November, for stockist information call 0800 0720070 or visit www.olympus.co.uk