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PMA 2005 | Olympus Mju Mini Digital S introduction
Olympus Mju Mini Digital S introduction:  When first announced at the Photokina Show 2004, the new Olympus Mju Mini series was an immediate sensation. And it is still one of the hottest topics in digital photography - especially for those looking for a distinctive camera to match their personal style. With the Mju Mini Digital S, Olympus raises the level of resolution, adds more body colours and gives the new model a lustrous, porcelain-like finish. The new metal-bodied weatherproof model features 5.0 million pixels for even more detailed, true-to-life images. An arresting choice of colours - Lagoon Blue, Enamel Black and Gloss Beige - make the Mju Mini Digital S really stand out with an eye-catching, glossy surface.

DIWA Award winning, avant-garde design:  Fundamentally sharing the same breathtaking design with the Mju Mini DigitaL, which recently was awarded the inaugural DIWA Design Award, the Mju Mini Digital S will draw envious glances wherever it is used. The camera body is formed from a single sheet of metal that utilises a special manufacturing process expressly developed for this camera series. The result is a design that rejects the conventions of the past, offering instead a distinctly unique form. The colours available are distinguished by their unusually shiny yet soft finish and range from Enamel Black and Gloss Beige through to Lagoon Blue. It lets photographers choose the model that best reflects their personality and makes a real style statement. An elegant barrier protects the camera's lens. It gives the Mju Mini Digital S a "full-flat" design that is free of protrusions. This not only makes it a pleasure to look at but also easier to carry around since it effortlessly slides into virtually any pocket. Upon start-up, the barrier swiftly retracts into the body while the zoom lens extends.
Olympus Mju Mini Digital S digital camera

Image quality and shooting versatility: Ensuring even the most minute details are captured in every picture, the Olympus Mju Mini Digital S features a resolution of 5.0 million pixels. Outstanding image quality is further guaranteed due to use of the TruePic Turbo image processor, which also is responsible for the camera's fast start-up and reaction times.

A precision zoom lens with three aspherical elements returns superb, distortion-free images that convince with their edge-to-edge clarity. And making it easy for users to record their subjects with the optimal photographic settings, a choice of 14 pre-defined scene programmes are available that run the gamut of most shooting situations. Whether on holidays on the snowfields, enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner or wanting to record that inspirational feeling a sweeping landscape gives, there's a scene programme to capture the mood.

A range of functions can also be adjusted manually, including ISO sensitivity and white balance. Moreover, spot measurements for focus and exposure settings give photographers more control over their photos to provide greater scope for creativity. For ultra-close-up shooting, Super Macro mode allows for shots from just 8cm.

Olympus Mju Mini Digital S digital camera
Ideal for water sports and outdoor enthusiasts, an optional Outdoor Case is available giving protection up to a water depth equivalent of three metres - while retaining complete control over all photo functions. It therefore ensures worry-free shooting even in more extreme situations such as surfing, snorkelling or even snowboarding in deep powder snow. With the movie recording function, video sequences with sound can be captured to add an extra dimension to precious memories. The length is only limited by the available memory on the xD-Picture Card.

Seeing is believing: While it is undeniable that the Mju Mini Digital S makes taking photos a complete pleasure, at the end of the day, the results are what will count. Shots and movies can be reviewed on the super-clear 4.6cm LCD monitor. Use of HyperCrystal LCD technology means the monitor is ideal for presentation purposes, even in sunny conditions. And its amazing 160° viewing angles from all directions also let small groups simultaneously have a clear view of the screen. In addition, a range of photo editing functions such as soft focus and fisheye may be carried out directly in the camera and seen on the LCD monitor.

When it's time to print out the desired shots in their full glory, support of the PictBridge standard means that direct printing on compatible printers, such as the Olympus P-10, is straightforward and without the necessity for a computer. The stylish, colourful and individual Mju Mini Digital S takes photography to a higher level. Matching a functional, yet head-turning design with impressive performance attributes, this weatherproof* 5.0 million pixel model is set to continue the runaway success story of the Mju Mini Digital.

Olympus Mju Mini Digital S digital camera
Olympus Mju Mini Digital S Mean Features:
  • New model in the revolutionaryMju Mini Digital design
  • Uniquely designed 5.0 million pixel model
  • Flat metal body with automatic lens barrier
  • Three shiny body colour variations (Lagoon Blue, Enamel Black, Gloss Beige)
  • Weatherproof metal body
  • 2x optical zoom (equiv. 35 - 70mm on 35mm camera), 1:3.5-4.9 plus
  • 4x digital zoom for combined magnification power of 8x zoom
  • 4.6cm/1.8” HyperCrystal LCD (134,000 pixels) with 160° viewing angles on both the vertical and horizontal axis14
  • scene programmes including portrait, beach & snow, sunset
  • Still image editing functions including fish-eye and soft focus modesMovie recording function with sound
  • Super Macro mode from as close as 8cm
  • ISO adjustable (64, 100, 200 & 400)
  • PictBridge support TruePic TURBO image processor
  • Shipped with 16MB xD-Picture Card, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (Li-30B) and charger
  • USB/AV cable and Olympus Master 1.1 software
  • Camera cases available with neckstraps (in black or red semi-hard leather, dark blue, beige or orange soft PVC)

Availability: The Olympus Mju Mini Digital S is available from April 2005, the stunning Mju Mini Digital S will be shipped with a 16MB xD-Picture Card, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (Li-30B) and charger, USB/AV cable and Olympus Master 1.1 software.

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