Olympus SP-350

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Olympus SP-350 is 8-megapixel compact digital camera.

The Olympus SP-350 is a digital camera that was announced by its maker on August 29, 2005. It has the following specifications:

Sensor size: 1/1.8 " (7.18 x 5.32 mm)

CCD Sensor with 8.1 million effective pixels (8.3 million photo detectors)

Maximum resolution: 3264 x 2488

Optional resolutions: 2592 x 1944, 2288 x 1712, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480

Image ratio w:h: 4:3 or 3:2

Color filter array: RGB

ISO settings : Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400

Zoom wide: 8mm (38 mm equivalent)

Zoom telephoto: 24mm (114 mm equivalent ) (3 x)

Aperture range: F2.8 - F4.9

5x Digital zoom

Auto Focus (TTL) & Manual Focus

Normal focus range: 20 cm

Macro focus range: 5 cm

White balance override: 5 positions

Min shutter speed: 15 sec + Bulb

Max shutter speed: 1/2000 sec

Built-in Flash

Flash guide no.: 3.8 m (12.4 ft) 8 m

External flash with hot shoe

Flash modes: Auto, Red-Eye, Forced, Off, Slow 1&2

Exposure compensation range: -2 to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps

Metering options: ESP multi-pattern, CW Avg, Spot

Shooting modes: aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, scene modes, movie mode

Optional adapter available (lens threads)

Continuous Drive: 2.4/1.4 frame/s for 2/8 images

Movie clips sizes: 640 x 480 (15 frames per second), 320 x 240 (30 frame/s)

Self-timer

Storage types: xD flash media & 32 MB internal / built-in

Uncompressed format: RAW

Compressed format: JPEG (Exif 2.2)

Jpeg quality levels: standard quality (SQ), high quality (HQ) & super high quality (SHQ)

Optical Viewfinder

LCD screen size: 2.5 inches diagonally

LCD resolution: 115,000 pixels

USB connector

Video out via included USB cable

Battery types: AA (2) batteries or CRV3

Weight including batteries: 245 g (8.6 oz)

Dimensions: 100 x 65 x 35 mm (3.9 x 2.6 x 1.4 in)

Olympus released a firmware update that was rumored to address battery life problems. However, battery life is still poor with alkaline batteries, below average with nickel metal halides batteries and good with lithium batteries (CRV3s).