Olympus: Updating the Camedia C-40?|
(Monday, September 16, 2002 - 13:05 EDT)
An article published by the folks behind Dutch LetsGoDigital website details an upcoming replacement for the Olympus Camedia C-40 ZOOM digital camera (known in the USA as the D-40 Zoom).
According to the LetsGoDigital.nl article, the Olympus Camedia C-50 ZOOM has the same sensor size as the C-40, but adds to the resolution with a 5 megapixel CCD in place of the past model's 4 megapixel CCD. The 2.8x optical zoom lens has been replaced with a 3x optical zoom which doesn't go quite as wide as the C-40's lens, but adds a little range on the telephoto end. Maximum apertures of the new lens are identical to those on the previous model, at f/2.8 to f/4.8.
As you'd expect, another significant change in the Camedia C-50 ZOOM is the arrival of a new xD Picture-Card slot for compatibility with the new storage format being promoted jointly by Olympus and FujiFilm.
For more details and a number of views of the camera (which has also been significantly restyled, including the flash being moved further from the lens and a cleaner-looking 'brushed metal' case) visit the LetsGoDigital news item, and watch our site for more info should this model be formally announced in the US or elsewhere.