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Olympus Stylus 9000

Mark Peters
PMA 2010 Report
Monday 2nd, March 2009
Posted by: Mark Peters

Impressive zoom power that brings action incredibly close and compact bodies designed to be taken along for the ride, make the Stylus 9000 one of the most powerful premium Stylus cameras ever. The 10x wide-angle optical zoom Stylus 9000 is a stylish compact model with 12 megapixels of detailed resolution for capturing brilliant images, and features like Dual Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto, Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology and In-Camera Panorama that take the guesswork out of great photography. The Olympus Stylus 9000 is available in champagne and black. The Stylus 9000 will be available in February 2009 at an estimated retail price of $349.99 US.

Olympus Stylus 9000

Olympus Stylus 9000 digital camera
“Olympus has proven that ultra-compact and ultra-zoom can co-exist in an attractive pocket point-and-shoot camera,” said Tomoko Matsunaga, product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “Superior images start with superior optics, and the new Stylus 9000 camera provides the amazing optical quality consumers have come to expect from Olympus. The Stylus cameras’ optical strength is matched by technologies that are designed to enable consumers to capture it all.”

Olympus Stylus 9000 wide-angle zoom lens
Finally, a pocket sized portable camera with the most powerful zoom lens in the history of the Stylus family! An impressive 10x wide-angle optical zoom lens (28mm-280mm equivalent in 35mm photography) captures wide vistas, large groups of family and friends, and also zooms in on distant objects to make them appear as though they are right in front of you. The new HyperCrystal III LCD, the next generation of Olympus’ LCD technology, displays twice as bright as previous versions so that you can see the details even more clearly even under direct sunlight.

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12 Megapixel Olympus Stylus 9000
The Olympus Stylus 9000 offers a 12-megapixel image sensor enabling consumers to achieve consistently sharp and vivid images when producing large-format prints or cropping/enlarging a portion of an image. The Olympus Stylus 9000 features the new HyperCrystal III LCD that enhances the brightness of the display by 2x to enhance the anti-glare capability. Colors or details that tend to be washed out in direct sunlight are now displayed even more clearly and vividly.

Olympus Stylus 9000 offers HDTV support
Gone are the days of friends and family huddling around a camera’s LCD to see the pictures you just snapped. Now, you’ll be the hit of the party or any family function when you proudly display your brilliant images on high-definition televisions. Simply connect the camera to an HDTV with an HDMI cable, which can be purchased separately at any consumer electronics store. The new “OR” button makes it easy to activate the cameras’ unique features, including In-Camera Panorama, Shadow Adjustment and Perfect Shot Preview. Simply press the new OR button to easily access these commonly used features.

Olympus Stylus 9000

Beauty Mode on the Olympus Stylus 9000
Taking beautiful portraits is easy with the new Beauty Mode. It enables you to soften shadows and smooth wrinkles or blemishes on your subject’s face - all in the camera and before capture! Additionally, subtle edits can be made post-capture using the Beauty Fix mode. Choose “Clear Skin” to smooth a person’s complexion, “Dramatic Eye” to slightly emphasize the eyes, and “Sparkle Eye” to brighten and enhance the contrast of the iris and pupils. You can also apply all three edits at once. Have fun customizing your brilliant images without a PC and costly image editing software.

Olympus Stylus 9000 memory support
All Olympus digital point-and-shoot cameras accept xD-Picture Card media. Starting with products available in August 2008, they also accept microSD memory cards to capture images. The new Olympus Stylus cameras offer the flexibility to use either xD-Picture Card or microSD memory cards, which is just one more advantage of Olympus point-and-shoot cameras.

Olympus Stylus 9000

Olympus Master 2 software
Olympus Master 2 Software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are easily organized by folders or albums and searchable by date in Calendar view. A direct link makes uploading your images and videos to YouTube easier than ever. Additionally, with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye removal, images can be touched up before printing or e-mailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away. Use the optional muvee Theater Pack to create professional quality slide shows and DVDs from your pictures using any of several built-in templates. Additionally, create scrapbooks, greeting cards and other fun prints using the optional ArcSoft Print Creations plug-in.

Olympus Stylus 9000 Price & Availability
The Olympus Stylus 9000 will be available in February 2009. It includes: wrist strap, camera WIN/Mac USB cable, audio/video cable, Li-Ion rechargeable battery and charger, MASD-1 (microSD Adapter), manual, warranty card and Olympus Master 2 software (CD-ROM). Olympus Stylus 9000 Estimated Street Price: $349.99 US. As soon as a full production sample will be available you can expect a full Olympus Stylus 9000 review from us, including our usual test photos.

Olympus Stylus 9000

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