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Olympus Stylus 750 Digital

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Wednesday 23rd, August 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Anyone who wants to get close to the action should take a good look at the Stylus 750 from Olympus. This camera features a new 5x zoom lens, which is great for scrutinising objects that are a bit further away, and a 7.1 million pixel CCD for photos bursting with detail - all squeezed into tiny weatherproof metal bodies. To make the most of its powerful zoom, the Stylus 750 even features Dual Image Stabilization to safeguard against blurring caused by camera shake. The camera is further equipped with 23 special scene modes to make many familiar photo situations easier and they perform particularly well in low light. The Olympus Stylus 750 is available in a choice of colours and will be available from September, priced at around Ł300.00.

Olympus Stylus 750

Olympus Stylus 750 digital camera
The Olympus Stylus 750 looks gorgeous and is available in a choice of colours - Starry Silver or Midnight Black. Its gently tapered design makes the Olympus Stylus 750 a treat to hold, but anyone thinking that their good looks are just skin deep should beware! Inside these beauties are a beast of a lens and a 7.1 million pixel CCD that together deliver razor-sharp photographs.

Olympus Stylus 750 - Dual Image Stabilization
The versatile 5x, zoom lens on the Stylus 750 is great for capturing more general scenes and then zooming in to scrutinise specific details. So that photographs always look their best, the Stylus 750 has been equipped with Dual Image Stabilization to help avoid camera shake. This remarkable feature uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect if the camera moves as the shutter is pressed. If it does, the position of the CCD is shifted slightly to compensate for this. The sensitivity to light is increased so that faster shutter speeds can be used to reduce the effect of the camera moving.

Olympus Stylus digital camera - Scene modes
Achieving great results on the Olympus Stylus 750 couldn’t be easier, as a choice of 23 special scene modes have been included to cover just about every common photo situation, including Beach&Snow, Fireworks, and Sports. Operating this camera is pretty straightforward, but should anyone need a reminder of what a particular function does, they can turn to the built-in Guide Function for help. This explains the cameras’ main functions directly on the LCD screen - like having the instruction book built in!

Olympus Stylus-750 - BrightCapture Technology for LCD screen
Thanks to the BrightCapture Technology included on the µ 750, framing and taking photos under low-light conditions is no longer a haphazard affair, as its high contrast 6.4cm LCD screens are around 4x brighter than normal, making aiming the camera much easier. The same technology is also put to good use improving both photos and movie clips taken in low light. This makes capturing the true atmosphere of candle-lit dinners, indoor parties, or other night scenes much easier - particularly with still photos, as flash is not always necessary.

Olympus Stylus 750

Olympus Stylus 750 - Price & Availability
An underwater case is available for either the Olympus Stylus 750 so that the cameras can play a part in today’s more active lifestyles. The Olympus PT-034 Underwater Case will take the camera down to depths of 40m, so that even creatures of the deep won’t escape the gaze of that 5x zoom! Great ergonomic design, a choice of colours, exceptional zoom performance and BrightCapture Technology - these are the keywords for the Mu 750. The Olympus Stylus 750 not only features a mechanical image stabiliser, but is also unshakeable when it comes to looks and versatility. The new Stylus 750 will be in UK stores from September 2006, at a retail price of Ł300.00.

Olympus Stylus 750

Olympus 750 - Features:
• 7.1 million pixels
• Weatherproof metal body
• Colours: Starry Silver or Midnight Black
• 5x optical zoom (equiv. to 36-180mm on a 35mm model) 1:3.3-5.0
• Mechanical Image Stabiliser
• 6.4cm /2.5” LCD (with 215,000 pixels)
• BrightCapture Technology for better low light photography
• BrightCapture Technology movie mode with sound (320x240 pixels at 15fps)
• 23 scene modes (e.g. Beach&Snow, Sunset, Fireworks) and Auto
• Guide Function
• Internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot
• Multi-language menu with 10 languages
• Possibility to download 15 more languages from the internet
• German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Czech
• Supplied with Olympus Master Software and LI-42B battery
• Optional Underwater Case (PT-034) available

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