Olympus SP-310 - 7.1 Megapixels Digital Camera With 2.5-inch LCD and 3x Optical Zoom Lens
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With the 7.1-megapixel SP-310 digital camera, Olympus introduces state-of-the-art specialized features that enable photographers of all skill levels to express their creative vision.
The camera 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.
The Olympus SP-310 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.
Olympus SP-310 Key Features:
Olympus SP-310 Digital Camera Supplied Accessories:
Multi-Connector for USB and A/V
Basic Instruction Manual
Quick Start Guide
CD-ROM: OLYMPUS Master Software and Advanced Manual
7.1 Megapixel CCD (Effective)
An 8 megapixel CCD for outstanding resolution gives you unmatched results. The 8 megapixel CCD and Olympus' TruePic TURBO technology allows users to retain a realistic look to their photographs at all photo sizes e-mailed or printed. The Olympus SP-310 captures the detail needed for true photo quality printing even on large print sizes over 11" x 14".
2.5-Inch Premium Size 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. With the large 2.5-inch LCD, the SP-310 is a veritable walking photo album!
30 Selectable Shooting Modes Including Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes
The SP-310 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.
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.
TruePic TURBO Image Processor
The SP-310's TruePic TURBO image processor significantly improves image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBO allows the SP-310 to capture information from all 8 million pixels with pixel "micro-smoothing" that delivers clearer and more color-accurate photos up to poster-size and larger. With Olympus' TruePic TURBO Image Processor, you can capture even higher quality images by using all pixels, all the time, at all resolutions. Pixel-smoothing produces smoother, clearer, more color-accurate photos even at lower resolutions. Image edges are sharper, and random digital noise is reduced. 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.
Designed-to-be-Digital Optics - 3x Optical, 15x Total Seamless Zoom
Olympus photos are known worldwide for sharp, vibrant image quality. This is achieved through a number of key technologies, such as Olympus' new high-refractive-index aspherical lens elements, designed specifically for digital cameras. The lens provides the equivalent of 38 to 114 mm focal length, f2.8 - f 4.9 in 35mm photography, with 15x combined total zoom (3x optical and 5x digital) to bring the action closer.
Super Macro Mode
For nature photographers, the SP-310 features a Super Macro mode that enables shooting from as close as 2 cm to capture details as delicate and nuanced as the wings of a butterfly or the petals of a flower.
QuickTime Movies With Audio
The inclusion of a speaker and microphone in the camera's body enables users to narrate images with personalized audio captions. In Movie Mode, the SP-310 can record QuickTime television-quality movies of any length at 20 frames-per-second, limited only by the storage capacity of the memory card in the camera.
Easy Direct Print Capability
The power of PictBridge technology enables photos to be printed directly from the camera to any PictBridge-enabled printer, such as the Olympus P-11 Digital Photo Printer, without using a computer. And the new one-touch printing button makes printing a single-step process. Printing and sharing images has never been easier!
Style and Ergonomics
With the new SP-series cameras, Olympus returns to the traditional, compact appearance of its traditional range-finder cameras. At a compact size of just 3.9" x 2.6" x 1.4" and less than 7 ounces, 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 Lens Options
Olympus' SP-series cameras feature a threaded barrel, which enables easy attachment of add-on wide angle or telephoto conversion lenses for even more creative control. Compatible accessory lenses include the WCON-07F wide angle lens, which enables a wider field of view for shooting skylines, landscapes or group shots, and the TCON-17F telephoto conversion lens, which extends the camera's magnification capability by 1.7 times for bringing subjects dramatically closer, great for shooting sports events, concerts or wildlife.
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!
Auto-Connect USB 2.0 High Speed
Transferring images to the computer has never been easier with the Auto-Connect USB 2.0 that does not require software drivers (for most computers/operating systems) for hassle-free and high-speed image downloads.
Get the action shots you want with high-speed sequential shooting at high-speed 2.4 frames per second burst up to 2 images or 1.4 frames per second burst up to 10 images in HQ mode.
Direct Histogram Function
The SP-310's Direct Histogram function provides real-time access to exposure information so users can confirm exposure before snapping the picture. A histogram displayed on the LCD makes detection of over- and under-exposed areas simple with red and blue highlighting so users can make adjustments.
Built-in Multi-Mode Flash
The SP-310 camera has a built-in flash that offers settings to provide a wide range of options:
Auto Flash fires automatically in low light or back-light, to help ensure the illumination is appropriate.
Red-Eye Reduction Flash Mode emits a series of pre-flashes right before the shutter snaps, allowing the subject's eyes to adjust to the light level of the flash -- reducing the red-eye effect.
Fill-In Flash Mode (forced on) adds light to eliminate shadows, for a more natural look in photos when your subject is in both bright light and dark shadow.
Fill-In Flash with Red Eye Reduction Modespan>
Flash Off Mode (built-in or external) is available when flash photography is not permitted or to allow for long exposures for shots like sunsets and night scenes.
Underwater Photography Option
The new PT-030 underwater housing is created specially for the SP-310 and SP-310 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.
25MB Available Built-in Internal Memory
xD-Picture Card Compatibility
Olympus and Fujifilm jointly developed the xD-Picture Card, a new type of memory media with an ultra-compact design about the size of a postage stamp, image storage capacity of up to 8 gigabytes, compatibility with different digital camera brands, and prices that are comparable to current SmartMedia cards. The name of the new xD-Picture Card was inspired by the words "eXtreme digital" to signify the excellence of this new memory media for recording, storing, and transporting audio-visual information.
Camera users concerned with compatibility of digital media between different brands of digital cameras will appreciate the xD-Picture Card's versatility. With a CompactFlash adapter the xD-Picture Card can be used with any CompactFlash compatible device for even more possibilities. A USB Reader/Writer provides easy computer connectivity, and a PCMCIA PC Card adapter for laptops and other devices ensures the easy downloading of data.
Although similar in some ways to all flash media, xD-Picture Cards are designed for increased durability and reliability despite their size. The small size of the card allows the design of even smaller, more stylish and powerful digital cameras.
Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with CAMEDIA Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card.
Digital ESP Multi-Pattern, Spot and Center-Weighted Metering
Multi-Point Metering enables up to 8 separate points in the image area to be averaged for proper exposures in the most difficult lighting conditions.
AudioVideo Out for TV Display and Slideshows
Olympus SP-310 Specifications
7.1 megapixel effective, 7.4 megapixel gross, 1/1.8" CCD
8.0 - 24.0mm (38mm - 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 5 groups, 3 aspherical lenses with 4 surfaces
Seamless to 15x (3x optical and 5x digital combined)
f2.8 - f4.9 to f8.0 (adjustable in 1/3 EV steps)
1/2000 sec. - 15 sec., Bulb
Auto, 64, 100, 200, and 400 (equivalent)
Still image: DCF Exif 2.21, JPEG, PIM3
3,072 x 2,304, RAW/SHQ/HQ; 3,072 x 2,048, 3:2/SHQ/HQ; 2,592 x 1,944, SQ1 High, Normal; 2,288 x 1,712, SQ1 High, Normal; 2,048 x 1,536, SQ1 High, Normal; 1,600 x 1,200, SQ1 High Normal; 1,280 x 960, SQ2 High, Normal; 1,024 x 768, SQ2 High, Normal; 6,40 x 480, SQ2 High, Normal
Direct Printing Options:
PictBridge Easy Print and DPOF
High Speed: 2.4 frames per second up to 2 frames
Normal Speed: 1.4 frames per second up to 10 frames in HQ mode
Bracket: Aperture Compensation up to 5 frames
Shooting Assist Functions:
Histogram, Frame Assist
Image Quality Adjustment:
(Adj. 5) Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation
QuickTime Movie with Sound, SHQ: 640 x 480/30fps
HQ: 640 x 480/15fps, SQ1: 320 x 240/30fps
SQ2: 320 x 240/15fps
Up to 10 frames stitchable automatically with CAMEDIA Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card
Image Edit Effects:
Black and white, Sepia
TruePic TURBO Image Processor
Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 seconds or longer
LCD: 2.5" Color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixel
CCD Contrast detection
Normal: (Wide) 7.9" - infinity (0.2m - infinity)
(Tele) 11.8" - infinity (0.3m - infinity)
Macro Mode: (Wide) 7.9" - infinity (0.2m - infinity)
(Tele) 11.8" - infinity (0.3m - infinity)
Super Macro Mode: 0.8" - infinity (2cm - infinity)
iESP Auto, Spot AF, Selective AF Target, Manual
Digital iESP Auto Multi-Pattern TTL, Spot Metering, Center Weighted Metering
2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
White Balance System:
iESP2 multi-pattern auto TTL, Pre-set (Overcast, Sunlight, Evening Sun, Tungsten, and 3 Fluorescents), Manual, WB compensation 7
30 shooting modes: AUTO, Program Auto, A, S, M, My Mode, Scene Preset (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, Under Water Wide1, Under Water Wide2, Under Water Macro
4 My Mode
Built-in pop-up flash, Hot Shoe available
Auto (for low light and back lit conditions), Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in & Red-Eye, Off
Flash Working Range:
Wide: 12.5 ft. (3.8m)
Tele: 31" - 7.2 ft. (2.2m)
Still image: Single, Index, Enlargement, Slide Show, Calendar, Album, Histogram, Rotation; Movie: Normal, Reverse, Frame-by-frame
Playback Edit Effects:
Still Image: Resize, Trimming, Sepia, Black & White, Red-Eye Fix; Movie: Frame Edit, Frame Index
On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Simultaneous recording into image data, automatic up to year 2099
25MB internal memory
Removable Media Card: xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB or 1GB)
Multi-Connector for USB and A/V, DC Input
USB 2.0 High Speed
Operation: 32º - 104ºF (0º - 40ºC), 30 - 90% humidity
Storage: -4º - 140ºF (-20º - 60ºC), 10 - 90% humidity
CRV3 or 2 AA Batteries
Size (W x H x D):
3.92" x 2.56" x 1.38" (99.5mm x 65.0mm x 35.0mm)