Mark Peters : November 12th 2004 - 15:00 CET updated
First DIWA Design Award - Olympus Mju mini Digital
Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) today announced their first Design Award to the unique Olympus Mju mini Digital construction. The Olympus Mju mini Digital is a radical diversion from traditional camera designs, replacing conservative symmetrical camera shapes with an indefinable oval profile. Unlike many other design products, the Olympus µ-mini DIGITAL is not an over-priced collector’s item for the few, but a useful imaging tool for any design conscious lifestyle enthusiast. Despite its exciting, soap-like form, the camera complies with all conventional rules of ergonomics, making it just as user-friendly as any ordinary digital camera. |
It even features a large dial for easy setting of primary camera functions, as well as a bright and user friendly 1.8" LCD-screen. Being part of the µ [mju:] camera range, the Olympus Mju mini Digital also features a weather resistant construction. To enhance the eye-catching exterior and the smooth, silky finish, the µ-mini DIGITAL is available in six fashionable colours. DIWA believes that this ground-breaking and ambitious approach by Olympus may encourage the industry to allow more radical camera designs in the future.|
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- Turkey: www.diginorm.com
- United Kingdom: www.dp-now.com
- United States: www.steves-digicams.com
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