With the Stylus 410, Olympus adds improvements and refinements to its popular all-weather Stylus 400. This 4-megapixel digital camera still features a 3x optical zoom and a splash-proof design that protects the camera even on rainy days. But it also adds an all-weather microphone for movies with audio and Olympus's new TruePic Turbo image processor, which speeds up the camera's start-up, shutter lag, recording and playback time.
Optics and Resolution
Featuring a 4.0-megapixel CCD sensor, the Stylus 410 delivers images up to 2,272 x 1,704 pixels and photo-quality 11 x 14-inch enlargements. It also features 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480 resolution modes. An Olympus 3x optical zoom (and 4x digital zoom for a seamless 12x total) gives you the ability to fill your pictures with sharp detail and vibrant color. The high-quality, all-glass lens (with aspherical lens elements) is specially designed for digital cameras, and provides a focal range of 5.8-17.4mm (35-105mm equivalent in 35mm photography).
The Stylus 410 now adds sound to its movie-making capabilities (thanks to its all-weather microphone). You can record video at 15 frames per second (fps) in two resolution modes: 320 x 240 and 160 x 120 pixels. The length of the recording is only limited by the capacity of the XD memory card.
The lightweight and ergonomic metal body of the Stylus 410 provides all-weather protection from the elements--perfect for any condition from a downpour to snowy slopes to whipping sea spray on a sailboat. Rubber gaskets throughout the camera's interior insure that rain, sleet and snow can't stop the Stylus 410 from taking great shots.
A range of automatic functions such as TTL autofocus and Digital ESP (Electro Selective Pattern) light metering help ensure best results with the minimum of fuss. The Stylus 410 boasts a scene program for every occasion: Portrait, Self Portrait, Night Scene, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Beach and Snow, Cuisine and Indoor.
The Stylus 410 is the first Stylus model to feature TruePic Turbo, a new image processor that sharpens image clarity, contrast, and color for life-like results. This feature also makes the camera 30% faster in processing images and is combined with a super-fast shutter release time.
With a clamshell lens barrier (pioneered by Olympus) and an artistic design inspired by the beauty of ocean waves, the Stylus line has won numerous awards and accolades such as being displayed at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The camera has a sliding lens barrier attractively accented in silver and gold, and a champagne gold body that blurs the line between technology and artistry.
Use the Virtual Dial--viewed from the 1.5-inch LCD (134,000 pixels) to select from among ten shooting modes to determine the best option for the situation and receive optimum picture results.
The Stylus 410 is PictBridge compatible, which enables you to transfer pictures from your digital camera to a compatible printer (such as the Olympus P-10), without a PC or image-editing software. All PictBridge devices share three basic features: camera-to-printer connecting, single-image printing, and uniform error messages (in case something goes wrong).
Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on XD Picture Card memory cards. The card's small size, about the same as a postage stamp, helps to keep the camera size down. The included 32 MB card will store approximately 16 images at 2,272 x 1,704 pixels (at HQ, JPEG setting). Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB 1.1 connectivity, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows 98 Rev2Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.
Power and Size
The camera is powered by a proprietary, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (LI-10B; included). It measures 3.9 x 2.2 x 1.3 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 5.6 ounces (excluding battery and storage media).
What's in the Box
This package contains the Olympus Stylus 410 digital camera, 32 MB XD Picture Card, lithium-ion rechargeable battery and charger (LI-10B), self-timer remote control (RM-2), USB and A/V cables, wrist strap, quick-start guide, and instruction manual. The CD-ROM features Camedia Master software, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Camera Reference Manual.