Thursday, 7 January 2010

Olympus Introduced Stylus Tough-3000

Perfect for everyday adventures, the new Stylus TOUGH-3000 is the latest addition to Olympus’ school of hard knocks. With new features such as an HD movie function and [ib] software, the wallet-friendly model aims to please. It inherits the award-winning Stylus TOUGH-8000 3.6x wide optical zoom, and has been fitted with everything from Dual Image Stabilisation to Magic Filters. Waterproof to 3m*3, shockproof to 1.5m*2, and freezeproof to -10°C, The STYLUS TOUGH-3000 will be available in February 2010. It includes: wrist strap, camera WIN/Mac USB cable, audio/video cable, Li-Ion rechargeable battery, warranty card and manual and OLYMPUS [ib] Software on the camera. STYLUS TOUGH-3000 Estimated Street Price: $229.99 (U.S.)

Whether it’s being flung into a backpack or passed around at a family party, you’ll never have to worry about getting the Stylus TOUGH-3000 back in one piece. But the model isn’t just sturdy – it has a number of new features to boot:

  • HD movie recording and HDMI interface
  • 1 GB internal memory and SD card slot
  • Photo Surfing
  • [ib] software
  • USB charging

Chronicle all the action in an HD movie and show your friends on a TV connected via HDMI or flip through images easily on the spot with Photo Surfing. Thanks to Olympus’ new [ib] software, you can quickly locate those particular events, people and locations tagged using GPS, Face Detection, or the date. Group portraits as well as shots of a favourite band rocking-out on stage come out just as you imagined with the versatile 3.6x wide optical zoom (28-102mm*1). Also a plus: you’ll never be left wanting for space or caught with a dead battery with the convenient 1GB of internal memory, an additional SD card slot and a practical USB charger.

Besides all that, the Stylus TOUGH-3000’s In-Camera Manual is on hand whenever you need help or some tricks. And just like with the rest of the TOUGH family, a variety of trusted Olympus features from Beauty Mode and i-Auto, AF Tracking to Dual Image Stabilisation make taking great shots easy.

The shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof Stylus TOUGH-3000 is an affordable solution to capture all of life’s surprises. It will be available in Oxide Red, Turquoise Blue, Hot Pink and Emerald Green from February 2010.

The Olympus Stylus TOUGH-3000 – main features:
  • Shockproof to 1.5m*2, waterproof to 3m*3, freezeproof to -10°C and scratchproof
  • 3.6x wide optical zoom (28-102mm*1)
  • Dual Image Stabilisation (combines mechanical and digital image stabilisation)
  • HD movie recording and HDMI technology
  • 12 Megapixels
  • 1GB internal memory and SD*4 Card compatible
  • Photo Surfing and [ib] software
  • 6.9cm/2.7” HyperCrystal III LCD (230,000 dots)
  • Advanced Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology
  • Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking
  • Magic Filters
  • In-Camera Manual
  • USB charging

*1 Equivalent to a 35mm camera
*2 Equivalent to MIL Standard (Olympus test conditions)
*3 According to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8
*4 SD is a trademark of SD Card Association

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