Olympus C-2100 Ultra Zoom


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NEWS AUGUST 15 , 2000
Olympus C-2100 Debuts

New model includes 10x optical zoom, 16 MB buffer

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

Olympus America today announced the latest addition to its line of digital cameras. The C-2100 Ultra Zoom, a 2.1 megapixel model, includes a 10x, all-glass, stabilized, aspherical zoom lens (38 mm to 380 mm equivalent) and a 2.6x digital zoom (telephoto equivalent of more than 980 mm). It also includes a 16 MB SD-RAM buffer. This provides a burst mode of three frames per second and 1.2 second shot to shot performance (standard resolution). It comes with an electronic version of an SLR viewfinder.

Other features include:

  • 2.11 million pixel CCD (1/2 inch, CMY Interlaced, 1,600 x 1,200 pixel size image, 5.6 MB file size TIFF).
  • iESP TTL or spot autofocus and focusing illuminator to focus from macro to infinity. White Balance is also included in the new iESP multi-pattern full-automatic TTL system with four preset manual selections.
  • The metering system features the Digital ESP multi-patterned metering system, center weighted, spot or multi-spot metering of up to 8 spot readings.
  • The QuickTime Movie feature provides the ability to film short movies.
  • Sound is recorded directly from the camera's built-in microphone.
  • Video with sound can be viewed on any television with the included NTSC AV cable.
  • The C-2100 comes with an 8 MB SmartMedia card and accepts cards up to 64 MB.
  • USB connectivity.
  • The manual exposure mode allows the shutter and aperture to be selected independently.
  • Automatic exposure modes include Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Program Auto and the new S-Program mode with Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Scene and Custom setup modes.
  • Exposure compensation is available in +/- 2 steps EV by 1/3 step increments and Auto Bracketing from 1/3, 2/3 or 1 stop increments for three or five shots.
  • The C-2100 Ultra Zoom provides four resolution levels of recording in TIFF or Low and Normal JPEG compressions for photographic images, for a total of 12 different settings.

The C-2100 Ultra Zoom includes an 8 MB panorama SmartMedia card, four NiMH Batteries and charger, lens cap, strap, USB cable, NTSC video connection cable, Olympus Camedia Master Utility Software for downloading images from the camera, Adobe PhotoDeluxe and instruction manuals. The C-2100 Ultra Zoom will be available this month with an expected street price of $999. All software supports Macintosh computer systems, as well as Windows systems. For more information, visit http://www.olympusamerica.com.

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