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Olympus' Camedia D-435 digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Olympus announces Camedia D-435
(Friday, May 20, 2005 - 09:00 EDT)

Olympus America has today announced an update to its fixed-focal length Camedia D-425 digital camera, in the form of the new Camedia D-435.

The camera looks to be almost identical to its predecessor, other than an increased sensor resolution of 5.1 megapixels, rather than the D-425's 4.0 megapixel resolution. The Camedia D-435 offers a 36.7mm equivalent lens, 1.5" LCD display, four-mode flash, 14MB of built-in memory, and xD-Picture Card storage slot. Power comes from two AA or 1 CR-V3 battery, and images are transferred to a computer or PictBridge printer via a USB connection.

The Olympus Camedia D-435 will ship this August, with pricing set at $169.99.

Olympus Camedia D-435
Olympus' Camedia D-435 digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera Type Compact
Manufacturer Olympus
Model Number Please change this and update
Dimensions 4.0 x 2.0 x 1.4"
101.0 x 51.5 x 34.5mm
Weight 120.0 g
4.2 oz
Planned Price $169.99
Planned Availability Aug 2005
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/2.5" CCD
5.30 megapixels (total)
5.10 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Image Dimensions 2592 x 1944 (5.0 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Preview / Review
Viewfinder No
LCD 1.5", 85,000 pixels
Playback Zoom 4.0x max
Lens Type Olympus Lens
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 6.1mm (actual)
36.7mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f/2.8 or f/6.5
Focusing System CCD contrast detection
Focusing Range Normal: 20" - infinity (50 cm - infinity)
Macro: 8.2" - 20" (20 cm - 50 cm)
ISO Sensitivity Auto (50 - 250)
Shutter Speed 2 - 1/1500 second
Exposure Modes Program
Metering Modes Digital ESP
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White Balance Image Sensor - IESP II multi-pattern auto TTL
Internal Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Range: 0.7ft (0.2m) - 9.8ft (3.0m)
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Self-Portrait, Sport, Landscape + Portrait, Beach and Snow
Digital Zoom 4x
Self Timer Yes, 12 seconds
Time Lapse No
Movie Format QuickTime MotionJPEG without audio
Max. frame-rate: 30 frames per second
Recording Medium xD Picture Card, Built-in
File System Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File Format JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Video No
Computer USB 1.1
Other DC In
Battery Type Alkaline / NiMH
Battery Form Factor 2 x AA or 1 x CR-V3
Product Bundle
Software Olympus Master
Battery / Charger 2 x AA alkaline disposable battery
Flash Memory 14.0MB built-in memory
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant Yes
PictBridge Compliant Yes
Internal Microphone No
Remote Control No
Operating System Compatibility Windows, MacOS
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Olympus' Camedia D-435 digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Olympus' Camedia D-435 digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

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Designed for Simplicity with 10 Pre-set Shooting Modes and Built-in Help GUIDE

Melville, New York, May 20, 2005 – With the release of the new D-435, Olympus packs 5.0 megapixels of image resolution into an extremely easy-to-use digital camera. First-time digital camera buyers will be amazed at the camera’s simple operation and impressed by the brilliant, high-resolution images they are able to capture. A built-in Help GUIDE makes learning digital photography easier than ever before, and the light, compact body design makes it convenient to slip the camera in a pocket so you can take it anywhere.

“The D-435 is designed to make digital photography absolutely effortless for the novice user,” said Naoki Tai, product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “And with 5 megapixels of image resolution, this camera packs a lot of performance at a very affordable price.”

Designed to Do More
The D-435 combines a 5.0-megapixel CCD image sensor and a 4x digital zoom lens with Olympus’ exclusive TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor, which significantly enhances image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBO allows the D-435 to capture information from all 5.0 million pixels with pixel “micro-smoothing” that delivers clearer and more color-accurate photos. This results in high quality prints that can be cropped and enlarged to 11 x 14 inches and larger.

The inclusion of 10 shooting modes, accessed via a rotating dial on the back of the camera, makes it easy to capture flawless images in a variety of situations, such as Sports or Night Scenes. And with the QuickTime® Movie mode, it’s simple to create short movies of everyday events that can be emailed to family and friends.

The D-435 accepts readily available AA-size alkaline batteries, eliminating the hassle of finding the right battery on the road. And a battery saving sleep mode helps users maximize the life of their batteries.

Designed to be Approachable
The camera’s menu architecture allows entry-level users to make their selections quickly. The menu incorporates a new Help GUIDE that provides a brief description of each function and shooting mode to help users determine the settings that best suit their shooting situation and purpose.

First-time digital camera users will appreciate the camera’s simple “One Touch” operation. Individual buttons for shooting, reviewing and deleting images are placed on the body of the camera in such a way that frequently used functions can be easily accessed. Macro mode, Flash mode and a self-timer are located on an arrow pad conveniently located for quick use while setting up the perfect shoot.

OLYMPUS Master software provides the ultimate in digital imaging management. An intuitive user interface makes downloading to your computer quick and simple, and images are searchable by date or keyword in the Calendar View. And with one-click editing tools, such as red-eye reduction, images can be touched up before printing or emailing. Online support, templates, firmware upgrades and other user services are just a mouse-click away.

Connecting the D-435 to a computer is easy with the USB Auto-Connect feature, which connects the camera directly via USB 2.0 cable to a computer and requires no software. Or, if you prefer, forget the computer altogether. The power of PictBridge technology enables photos to be printed directly from the camera to any PictBridge-enabled printer, such as the Olympus P-10 Digital Photo Printer, without using a computer. Printing and sharing images has never been easier, and the P-10’s photo lab-quality dye-sublimation printing produces archival-quality prints in rich color.

Delivering Style
The D-435 has a durable, lightweight body and a built-in lens barrier. With its smooth edges and compact size of just 4.0"(W) x 2.0" (H) x 1.4" (D) and light weight (4.2 ounces), the D-435 fits comfortably in your hand and in your pocket, demonstrating that elegant design can be found at an affordable price.

The D-435 will be available in August 2005. It includes (2) AA alkaline batteries, an Auto-Connect USB cable, Wrist Strap, OLYMPUS Master Software, Quick Start Guide, Basic Manual and Warranty.

U.S. Pricing
D-435 Estimated Street Price: $169.99 (U.S.)

Olympus Imaging America Inc. is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering award-winning products for consumer and professional markets.

Olympus Imaging America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and its parent company, Olympus Corporation, to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances peoples lives every day. These include:

  • Digital and film cameras
  • Professional SLR Imaging Systems
  • Digital and Microcassette recorders
  • Digital Music Players
  • Personal Photo Printers
  • Digital Print Kiosks
  • Digital Video Projectors
  • Digital Media
  • Binoculars

Olympus Imaging America Inc. is responsible for sales in United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. For more information, visit. www.olympusamerica.com.

*Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
All trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holder.
© 2005 Olympus Imaging America Inc.


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