The Olympus SP-350 is a highly versatile camera, powerful enough to satisfy the creative needs of the advanced user, and expansive enough to grow as users develop their talent.
The SP-350 provides an impressive 8.3 megapixel resolution, and a quality 3x optical zoom lens combined with flexible creative controls and an impressive combination of high-performance features.
The SP-350 offers the option of either manual settings for creative control or 30 selectable shooting modes for convenience and ease-of-use, along with optional add-on accessory lenses, an optional underwater housing, and a large, easy-to-view 2.5-inch premium size LCD.
High Resolution Image Sensor
The SP-350 features a high resolution 8.3 megapixel CCD image sensor with 8.3 million pixels of effective resolution, to deliver super high-quality images that are consistently sharp and vivid even in large-format prints.
High Quality Olympus Lens
The SP-350 lens is designed with Olympus' world-renowned optics, respected for their innovative designs and pristine performance, and it takes advantage of Olympus' high-refractive-index aspherical lens elements, designed specifically for digital cameras. The lens provides the equivalent of 38mm - 114mm focal length in 35mm photography, with 15x combined total zoom (3x optical and 5x digital) to bring the action closer, and a Super Macro Mode that captures details as nuanced as the iridescent petals of a flower, from as close as 0.8" (2cm).
2.5-Inch Premium LCD
Composing and reviewing images is far easier when you don't have to squint. The 115,000-pixel anti-glare LCD enables you to view images in large and vivid detail. What's more, you don't have to download and print images each time you want to share them - you can treat your friends and family to a slide show right on the back of your camera.
Manual Settings for Added Creative Control
The addition of manual Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes gives users versatility and control for optimal performance in any situation. Users can express their creative vision - adjusting the f-stop for detailed portraits with softened backgrounds, or slowing the exposure speed to create the blurred effect of motion.
30 Selectable Shooting Modes
The SP-350 makes it easy to capture great images in a variety of lighting situations with 24 pre-programmed scene modes, such as Night Scene, Indoor Portrait or Cuisine Mode. And with its QuickTime Movie Mode, the cameras can record movies of any length, limited only by the size of the internal memory or xD-Picture Card in the camera.
TruePic TURBO Image Processor for High-Speed Response
Olympus' exclusive TruePic TURBO Image Processor enhances image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBO enable the cameras to capture information with pixel "micro-smoothing" that delivers clearer and more color-accurate photos, even at lower resolutions. The fast startup of less than one second and nearly instant shutter release time ensures a high-speed response so you are always ready to take great pictures.
Pixel Mapping & Noise Reduction
Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting identifies failed pixels that accumulate over time and compensates for them automatically, Noise reduction is set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer.
With in-camera editing features such as Red-Eye Fix, color brightness and saturation adjustments, users can edit photos on the fly - no longer do you have to tool around with computers and editing software for simple image touch-ups!
Style and Ergonomics
With the SP-series cameras, Olympus returns to the traditional, compact appearance of its traditional range-finder cameras. with a compact size and light weight, the SP-350 tucks away easily into a pocket or backpack. The addition of an ergonomic grip makes it easy to hold with one hand, for capturing those photo ops when you are, literally, on the run.
Accessory Lenses & Flashes for Expanded Capabilities
The SP-350 camera feature a threaded barrel, which enables easy attachment of optional add-on wide angle or telephoto conversion lenses for even more creative control. The SP-350 also has a hot shoe for external flashes, providing additional versatility for more advanced shots when difficult lighting is an issue.
Underwater Photography Capable
The optional PT-030 underwater housing was created specially for the SP-310/SP-350 cameras - so you can take your camera with you on your underwater excursions. The large 2.5-inch premium size LCD, compact body size and three underwater scene modes make it the perfect camera to take along diving.
Easy USB Auto-Connect
Connecting the camera to a computer is easy with the USB Auto-Connect feature, which connects directly via USB 2.0 cable and requires no software.
PictBridge Enabled - No Computer Necessary
The power of PictBridge technology enables photos to be printed directly from the camera to any PictBridge-enabled printer without using a computer. Display an image on the LCD, and print it with just the push of the one-touch EASYPRINT button on the back of the camera - no computer necessary.
Olympus Master Software
The Olympus SP-350 digital Camera includes Olympus Master software which provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are searchable by date or keyword in the Calendar View. And with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye reduction, images can be touched up before printing or emailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away.
Camera Type Advanced Digital Camera
Image Sensor 1/1.8" 8.3 Megapixel CCD
Effective Resolution 8.0 million pixels
Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
Color Modes Color, Black & White, Sepia
Image File Formats JPEG (SHQ, HQ, SQ1 high/normal, SQ2 high/normal)
Exif 2.21, DCF & PIM III compliant
Recorded Resolution 3264 x 2448
3264 x 2176 (3:2)
2592 x 1944
2288 x 1712
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Video Recording QuickTime motion JPEG with Sound
SHQ: 640 x 480 @ 30 fps
HQ: 640 x 480 @ 15 fps
SQ1: 320 x 240 @ 30 fps
SQ2: 320 x 240 @ 15 fps
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording Yes
Lens Type Olympus Zoom Lens (6 elements in 5 groups with 4 aspherical surfaces on 3 aspherical elements)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount Proprietary lens accessories with optional CLA-9 Lens Adapter Tube
Focus Type CCD Contrast detection AF
Focus Modes iESP Auto, Spot AF, Selective AF Target, Manual
Focus Range Normal/Macro: 7.9" (20cm) - infinity
Super Macro: 0.8" (2cm) - infinity
Sensitivity Auto ISO
Selectable ISO (64, 100, 200, 400)
Shutter Type Not Specified
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2000 seconds, Bulb
Aperture Range f/2.8-4.9 - f/11.0
Exposure Metering Digital iESP auto multi-pattern TTL, Spot metering, Center Weighted metering
Exposure Modes Auto, Program Auto, A (Aperture priority), S (Shutter priority), M (Manual), My mode, Scene Preset, Exposure Compensation (+/-2 EV in 1/3 EV steps), Exposure Bracketing (aperture compensation up to 5 frames)
White Balance Modes iESP2 multi-pattern auto TTL, Pre-set (Overcast, Sunlight, Evening Sun, Tungsten, and 3 Fluorescents), Manual, WB compensation (+/- 7)
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Night Scene, Sport, Night + Portrait, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Museum, Behind Glass, Cuisine, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach, Snow, Underwater wide1, Underwater wide2, Underwater macro