Olympus SP-Series Digital Cameras

Olympus has introduced two new SP-series digital cameras, the 7.0-megapixel SP-310 and the 8.0-megapixel SP-350. Both cameras offer the option of either manual settings for creative control or 30 selectable shooting modes, along with optional add-on accessory lenses, an optional underwater housing, and a large, easy-to-view 2.5-inch premium size LCD.

The SP-310 and SP-350 offer 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.

Olympus' SP-series cameras feature a threaded barrel, which enables easy attachment of add-on wide angle or telephoto conversion lenses. 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. The SP-350 also has a hot shoe for external flashes.

The lens provides the equivalent of 38 to 114mm focal length, f2.8 - f4.9 in 35mm photography, with 15x combined total zoom (3x optical and 5x digital) and a Super Macro Mode that captures details from as close as 2 cm.

The new PT-030 underwater housing is 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.

The SP-310 and SP-350 will be available in October 2005. Each includes: Wrist Strap, Camera WIN/Mac USB Cable, Video cable, 2 AA batteries, Quick Start Guide, Basic Instruction Manual, Warranty Card, CD-ROM with OLYMPUS Master Software, and Camera Advanced manual.

U.S. Pricing
SP-310 Estimated Street Price: $349.99 (U.S.)
SP-350 Estimated Street Price: $399.99 (U.S.)