The Olympus mju 1060 is a new 10 megapixel camera with a 7x optical zoom lens (37-260mm). The Olympus 1060 also offers a 3 inch LCD screen, Dual Image Stabilisation to eliminate blur, metal body, Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment and new Intelligent Auto mode, and is compatible with both xD-Picture and microSD cards. The Olympus mju 1060 will be available in September 2008 in Starry Silver, Midnight Black or Cyan Green for £259.99.
Olympus UK Press Release
Miniaturised optics in a slim metal camera body
The Olympus µ [mju:] 1060: Style and muscle with a 7x optical zoom
London, 19 August 2008 – Featuring a timeless design and a range of fascinating new features including ultra-fast shooting, the Olympus µ [mju:] 1060 is the ideal stylish and compact companion. A liberating 7x optical zoom (37-260mm*) gets you right up close to subjects, while integrated Dual Image Stabilisation eliminates blur caused by camera shake to keep shots sharp. That, plus a generous 7.6cm/3.0” HyperCrystal LCD and advanced technologies – which include Advanced Face Detection Technology, Shadow Adjustment Technology and the exciting new Intelligent Auto Mode – make the 10 Megapixel Olympus µ [mju:] 1060 a compact model to covet. This new model also comes with internal memory plus an xD-Picture Card slot – also doubling as a microSD Card slot to offer plenty of options when it comes to expanding storage space. The Olympus µ [mju:] 1060 becomes available September 2008 for an approximate value of £259.99.
With its 7x optical zoom (37-260mm*) the µ [mju:] 1060 gets you closer to your subjects, expanding photographic possibilities – no matter if you’re enjoying an outdoor party with friends or exploring a foreign city. An attractively-designed metal exterior, available in Starry Silver, Midnight Black or Cyan Green, cries out elegance and makes it fun and easy to slip it in or out of any handbag or pocket. When it comes to framing and reviewing shots, an extra-large 7.6cm/3.0” HyperCrystal LCD guarantees grand depictions. And Dual Image Stabilisation ensures shots always come out sharp – even at high magnifications. Thanks to ample ISO settings, even shots in dimmer environments such as a romantic moonlight dinner are possible. And for extreme-action situations, this model provides an impressive 9fps** of sequential shooting power.
The µ [mju:] 1060 includes an in-camera panorama function allowing users to instantly compose panoramas of approx. 130° straight from the camera. By framing each shot in step with the on-screen guide, exciting panoramic scenes can be stitched together for a more realistic and emotional depiction of any landscape or skyline. This mode is only available in conjunction with the use of an xD-Picture Card.
Still puzzled by endless settings combinations? The µ [mju:] 1060 will take it from here. Incorporating Advanced Face Detection Technology, Shadow Adjustment Technology and the new Intelligent Auto mode, this clever model will help users get results like a pro – no matter their skill level. The new “intelligent” type of AUTO mode combines Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology to allow the camera to detect the five most commonly used scenes automatically. Meanwhile, Perfect Shot Preview lends a degree of creative control by letting the user preview various effects right on the camera’s LCD. And other important image aspects such as natural colour reproduction, image noise reduction and faster processing times are all significantly enhanced by the powerful TruePic III image processor.
With the µ [mju:] 1060, anyone can snap beautiful shots. Rely on the in-camera help guide to instantaneously explain various features and functions in the camera menu. Illuminated buttons serve to ease use of the camera in dim environments. Meanwhile, 39 languages are available to ensure that virtually anyone can operate this model in their native tongue. Internal memory plus an xD-Picture Card slot – also doubling as a microSD Card slot when used with the included attachment – offers plenty of options when it comes to expanding storage space. And the bundled Olympus Master software promises to make managing and editing your photos on your home computer as fun and easy as ever.
The sleek and powerful new Olympus µ [mju:] 1060 will become available September 2008 and is available in the colours Starry Silver, Midnight Black or Cyan Green.
The Olympus µ [mju:] 1060 – main features:
· Exceptional 7x optical zoom (37-260mm*) in compact metal body to capture great scenes through to exciting close-ups
· Avoids blur thanks to Dual Image Stabilisation
· 7.6cm/3.0” HyperCrystal LCD for excellent previews even in brilliant sunlight
· The easy way to perfect images – Intelligent Auto mode detects the five most commonly used scenes and adjusts settings, focus and exposure automatically
· Advanced Face Detection of up to 16 persons for perfectly focused and exposed faces plus correct exposure of other image areas
· Don’t miss the moment with high-speed 9fps sequence shooting**
· 10 Megapixels to make poster-size prints
· TruePic III image processor for faster image handling and higher image quality
· Enhanced panorama function for spectacular panorama images***
· Liven up your memories with movie recording with sound (up to VGA resolution at 30 fps)
· Pre-Capture Movie mode
· xD-Picture Card and microSD Card compatible
* Equivalent to a 35mm camera
** In 3.0 Megapixel mode
*** In connection with the Olympus xD-Picture Card
microSD is a trademark of SD Card Association
A high-grade, fully-transmissive technology used in LCDs, which employs an additional layer at the bottom of the LCD to reflect light from external light sources. This enhances the brightness of the LCD, so even in direct sunlight images are displayed sharply and improved contrast compared to that of conventional displays. Also, it provides for particularly wide viewing angles without glare or shadow, so images can be framed from a variety of angles and viewed by several people at once.
Advanced Face Detection Technology
A technology that searches for faces in a composition and recognises them as the main subject. It then automatically puts them in focus and optimally adjusts exposure to create an image that’s sharp in the right places and ideally exposed. Advanced Face Detection Technology can detect up to 16 faces.
Shadow Adjustment Technology
A technology designed to improve exposure for pictures with dark areas. Using a sensor that works much like the human eye, dark parts of a composition (e.g. a shadow under a tree) are identified and the camera then adjusts the exposure settings accordingly for those areas. The result is a more realistic and detailed picture.
Dual Image Stabilisation
Providing two-fold protection, this special function helps to avoid image blur caused by camera shake or fast-moving subjects. It combines high ISO values with a CCD-based mechanical image stabiliser, where a built-in gyro sensor detects camera movement and adjusts the CCD accordingly.
A technology developed for better shooting results in low light situations. It works in two ways: i) All available pixel information from the image sensor is used to provide a view on the LCD that’s up to four times brighter than conventional types, to make framing easy even in dark surroundings. ii) In certain shooting modes sensitivity is increased (resolution is sometimes reduced), which results in well-exposed images with accurate colour reproduction, high contrast and definition, even when not using the flash. Scene modes that benefit from BrightCapture Technology include Candle, Night Scene and Available Light.
TruePic III image processor
Olympus’ newest-generation image processing engine. It automatically enhances important aspects of image quality including: Colour reproduction (colour range, saturation and brightness), picture sharpness (reduced image noise, improved edge reproduction), as well as providing faster processing speeds.
Intelligent Auto mode
This “intelligent” type of AUTO mode combines Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology to allow the camera to detect the five most commonly used scenes automatically. It enables the capture of perfect photos without any need for manual settings.
Pre-Capture Movie mode
Enables short movies (of seven seconds) to be recorded that even capture the two seconds before the shutter button is pressed. In this way, that decisive moment between when something occurs and when the shutter is actually triggered is overcome. Optical zoom and autofocus functions remain available throughout recording.
Perfect Shot Preview
Allows the effect of various settings to be previewed before shooting. Users can therefore be confident of capturing the image perfectly. The image appears in a multi-frame window on the LCD in real-time, making it easy to compare options and take the best possible shot.
In-Camera Panorama mode
A mode allowing users to instantly compose panoramas of approx. 130° right inside the camera. By framing each shot in step with the on-screen guide, exciting panoramic scenes can be stitched together for a more realistic and emotional depiction of any landscape or skyline. This mode is only available in conjunction with the use of an xD-Picture Card.
A special attachment comes bundled with this camera which provides for microSD Card compatibility in addition to being able to use xD-Picture Cards.