Mark Peters : May 20th 2005 - 14:00 CET
Olympus Camedia C-180 camera introduction
Olympus C-180 digital camera introduction : It’s never been simpler to take great photos. No matter if a seasoned hobby shooter or new to the world of digital photography, the extremely compact 5.1 million pixel C-180 from Olympus makes taking photos a breeze. Featuring a “one button, one function” design principle it ensures remarkably easy, intuitive operation. Getting the best results is child’s play with a choice of seven scene programmes. They automatically select the best camera settings to suit the requirements of most everyday shooting situations, such as for scenes at night, portraits or out at the beach while on summer holidays. The C-180 never fails to deliver consistently high-quality images.|
Olympus C180 - Features |
The new C-180 includes a whole host of functions designed to make taking high-quality photos exceedingly straight-forward. Making high quality images has been made possible due to the TruePic TURBO image processor and by featuring an accurate autofocus. The pictures are stored in the built-in 14MB memory, which can be easily expanded by inserting memory cards into the xD-Picture Card slot. The impressive range of features of this model is rounded off by a movie recording function.
Olympus Camedia C-180 - Easy to use
Finding the way around the camera’s features is further simplified by its transparent “one button, one function” design principle. Meanwhile, the combination of 5.1 million pixel resolution, a bright autofocus lens and TruePic TURBO advanced image processor guarantee first-class picture results. Close-ups are also possible thanks to the 4x digital zoom. Even complete beginners will have no problems producing stunning results. The C-180 offers a wide range of scene programmes and provides a virtual help function to take the guesswork out of operating the camera. Ease of use is further enhanced by an especially comprehensible six-language menu. Additional languages are available as downloads from the internet.
Olympus Camedia C-180 - Memory
This model boasts a 3.8cm LCD monitor, enabling the easy framing and reviewing of photos and movies. Results are saved to the 14MB internal memory or onto optional xD-Picture Cards, which are available in capacities of up to 1GB - enough for hundreds of photos. And as you would expect from such a user-friendly camera, obtaining prints of images involves nothing further than a simple one-step procedure. Thanks to PictBridge support, the need for a computer has become a thing of the past. To enjoy high-quality printouts, you need only connect the camera directly to a compatible printer, such as the Olympus P-10.
Olympus C-180 digital camera - Battery and Software
To power the C-180, users have the choice between one CRV-3 cell or two AA-size batteries, greatly adding to convenience as there’s no need to worry about running out of power in out-of-the-way places where specialised batteries or a recharging unit are not available. Delivered complete with Olympus Master software, which enables the efficient organising, editing and downloading of image files, this very competitively-priced and easy-to-use 5.1 million pixel camera will be available from June 2005.
Olympus C-180 - Specifications
• 5.1 million pixels
• 4x digital zoom
• 14MB internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot
• 3.8cm / 1.5 inch LCD monitor
• 7 scene programmes (incl. Night Scene, Sports and Beach&Snow)
• Movie recording function
• TruePic TURBO image processor
• PictBridge compatible
• Uses two AA-size batteries or one CRV-3 cell
• Supplied with Olympus Master Software
• Autofocus lens with 6.11mm focal length (equivalent to 36.7mm on a 35mm camera)
• Multi-language menu (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian)
• Possibility to download further languages from the internet.