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August 23 2006 – As part of its digital camera fall line-up, Olympus Imaging America, Inc. announced today the SP-510 UZ the latest addition to its Power & Versatility series. The 7 megapixel, high ISO, 10x optical zoom camera will retail for $329.99 when it becomes available in September.
The SP-510 UZ has the same 10x optical zoom ED lens as its predecessor, the 6 megapixel SP-500UZ. The new camera, targeted toward intermediate users, has full manual and automatic controls like the SP-500. Both digital cameras can support RAW files, along with JPEG images.
The Olympus SP-510 UZ has a higher megapixel count over both the 6 megapixel SP-500 UZ, priced at $20 more than the new camera, and the SP-700 which is priced at $70 more. Additionally, the new camera totes an ISO sensitivity of 1600 which is higher than the other models’ ISO sensitivity of 400. Other improvements include an auto focus system that is 30 percent faster, according to today’s Olympus press release, and better battery performance with a 500-shot life.
The Olympus SP-510 UZ also carries a TruePic TURBO Image Processor for quick start-up, like the SP-500 and SP-700, according to the release. Along with the other new Olympus FE and Stylus cameras released today, the SP-510 UZ has a digital image stabilization mode and a 2.5-inch LCD. The SP-510 also has an optical viewfinder.
"The SP-510 UZ is $100 to $200 less than competitive products in its class," stated the release, "offer[ing] the most features for the best value."