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Olympus Stylus Verve S 5MP Digital Camera with 2x Optical Zoom

by Olympus

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  • 5.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 13 x 17-inch prints
  • All-weather design
  • 2x optical zoom; 16 selectable shooting modes
  • 1.8-inch Hypercrystal LCD display
  • Powered by an Li-ion rechargeable battery; stores images on xD-Picture Cards (16MB card included)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Olympus
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 5 MP
  • Optical zoom: 2 x
  • Maximum Aperature Range: F3.5 - F4.9
  • Minimum focal length: 35 mm
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 1.1 x 2.2 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0007SXII6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,331 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 17, 2005

Product Description

Product Description

The Olympus Stylus Verve S Digital Camera offers a hot new camera design and advanced features, giving you sharper, more colorful and more detailed photographs. Its strikingly smooth and flat design design hold a retracting zoom lens, a powerful LCD screen and multiple digital features. Even the smallest details will be picked up with perfect definition, while the multiple Scene Modes, Picture Modes and other tools give you the ability to make each photo a masterpiece. Outstanding image quality, a versatile range of functions and impressive performance -- more than you'd ever expect from a camera this size. ISO adjustable (64, 100, 200 & 400) PictBridge support and TruePic TURBO image processor Self-timer Continuous shooting - 1.5 fps up to 4 frames Full auto white balance Picture Modes - Auto, red-eye reduction, fill-in, off Scene Modes - Night Scene, Self Portrait and Self Timer, Beach and Snow, Cuisine, Landscape with Portrait, Behind Glass, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks Image sizes - 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480 Movie sizes - 320 x 240, 160 x 120 Built-in USB connectivity 1.8 TFT LCD monitor Stores on 1 xD-Picture Card (1 16 MB card supplied) Exif & PictBridge compatible Rechargeable lithium ion battery LI-30B A/V out Weight - 4.1 oz (115 g) Dimensions - 3.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 (95 x 56 x 28 mm)

From the Manufacturer

Think Stylus Verve with a boost. This newest incarnation, with a snazzy, high-gloss black finish, packs a new 5.0-megapixel CCD and optimized battery technology into its incredibly compact, durable, all-weather designer body. Put it in your pocket. Use it with one hand. Then show off your pictures with the cool Album feature on its super clear, high-tech 1.8-inch HyperCrystal LCD for everyone to see, from virtually any angle.

Picture Power
The powerful 5.0-megapixel CCD captures high-quality photos with intense colors and amazing details to view, share, or print to 13 x 17 inches and higher.

Pictures That Come Alive
Its state-of-the-art 1.8-inch super clear HyperCrystal LCD displays your pictures with stunning clarity and detail, even when viewed from above, below, or the side, and even in direct sunlight.

The Stylus Verve S is constructed of durable, lightweight metal with rubber gaskets throughout its interior to ensure that rain, sleet, snow, or sand will never disturb your photos.

16 Shooting Modes
From Landscape and Portrait to Beach and Snow and Cuisine, you'll find a shooting mode to give you the perfect settings for almost any picture-taking situation.

Album and Calendar Function
Organize images in 12 individual albums of up to 200 images each or recall images by date using the Calendar feature.

Quick and Quality
Its TruePic TURBO image processor improves picture quality while also increasing the speed with which the camera starts up and fires between shots.

The Stylus Verve S 5.0-megapixel camera features:

  • 5.0 megapixel CCD
  • 8x seamless zoom
  • 2x optical + 4x digital
  • New high-gloss finish
  • Sling Shot lens barrier
  • 1.8 inch HyperCrystal LCD (134,000 pixels)
  • All-weather design
  • 16 selectable shooting modes
  • Calendar function and album function
  • Histogram for shooting and playback
  • TruePic Turbo image processor
  • xD-picture card (16MB card included)
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery, longer lasting battery life

Customer Reviews

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jason C. Greb on July 6, 2005
A short time back I had taken my sister's 4MP version of this camera to Disney for the day. It was so nice that I went out and ordered this 5MP version. The 4MP camera was small so it fit in my pocket. It wasn't too light so it didn't feel like I had lost it. It also felt sturdy in my hand. However, in the 5MP version, Olympus seems to have cut back on costs. They changed from a brushed metal casing, to what feels like a shiny plastic casing. I may be wrong about it, but it just feels different to me, and the logo is no longer raised letters, just a clip on plastic emblem. I feel like if it has a slight drop, the case could break, instead of only dinging. This would be a good thing for Olympus, as they would have more service repairs. This is also a bad thing for me, because I exhibit OCD habits and can't stand finger prints all over the plastic. Therefore, I was very disappointed when I pulled this camera out of the box. The camera is also lighter, and I have lost that feeling that I know it's there. Other than that, the camera is great. The pictures are decent, however, a little grainy. The controls are simple to use. I find the setup menu a little confusing to get around in and haven't found all the options yet. It only comes with a 16MB XD card, which only takes 4 pictures at the highest quality (which I recommend), so you will need a bigger card. I am not fond of the XD cards, as there are not many multi-card readers that support them. However, the camera acts as a reader with the cable and the software is not required. It is just a standard mass storage device, which works great in Linux. However, you have to actually open the case to plug the cable in. But this is because the camera is all-weather, and this area is sealed. The movies are good, although a little small.Read more ›
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Jackson Jr. on July 14, 2005
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The 5-megapixel Olympus Verve S is an improved version of the older 4-megapixel Olympus Verve. The Verve S is almost identical to the Verve, but this camera has greater resolution, a "live histogram" function so that you get proper exposures, and a high-gloss paint finish on the metal body (the paint finish on the older Verve was known to scratch easily ... this is better). The Verve S also has a raised metal label on the front that serves as an improved grip surface (the old Verve often slipped in people's hands).

This is the perfect camera if you want a high-performance digital camera that you can stick in your pocket ... but that is so easy to use that even non-photographers can take great pictures. It lacks some of the features of high-end digital cameras, but this is just a pocket point-and-shoot camera ... if you want to do professional studio portraits or professional wedding photography you won't be looking at this type of camera.

That said, in skilled hands this camera delivers EXCELLENT results and produces image files that are good enough for perfect 16x20 prints.

If you're looking for a "take everywhere" camera you should consider this little gem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PAUL G K AVIS on August 30, 2005
What an elegant piece of equipment.This is the first digital camera that I have owned or used.The compact design was,I have to say,one of the prime reasons of selection.A camera that I could use in any situation.I also own a Contax SLR&Yashica 35mm compact. The Stylus performs so very well in so many ways,as to compliment to my photography in areas where the other two are impractical.The zoom feature was particularly impressive in such a small camera,as is the picture quality.It does exactly what I expected & more.I shall be purchasing a higher capacity memory card,only because I am using it more than I thought I ever would.I especially like the top "roller mode selector".One problem of having" labourers hands" are the small buttons on some cameras,on this, no problem.In my opinion,just the job!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ivan R. Berry on November 30, 2005
First the Bad:

-As several review sites have pointed out, the ISO400 mode is basically unusable due to noise. (thus lowlight images have alot of noise)

-the shutter button is hard to push, making steady shots very difficult (big problem in low (indoor) light)

-Battery life is very short, but you can get good generic replacements from ebay for $5.

-Movie mode is useless indoors without alot of light.

And the good:

- Image quality is good for outdoor shots and well lit subjects

- The scene presets are useful for getting the right colors once you get used to them.

- Weather proof!

- Tiny

Do not buy this camera unless you really need the small size, waterproofness and stylishness. If all you want is a small size consider the ixus range as they have much better lowlight performance and less image noise (I have compared them side to side).

However I give it 3 stars because it really is quite good for such a little camera and has many cool features as well as macro and super macro modes. If you spend a bit of time getting used to it and have a steady hand is possible to take pretty good photos (harder to take good photos than the mju410 (stylus 410) which I had previously but the photos are as good).
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