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Olympus C-820L

Manufacturer's Recommended Sale Price JPY84,800

Olympus top-end point and shoot model. Uses both SmartMedia flash cards and an RS232C port to communicate with PCs. The PC kit requires the PC to have 80486 CPU minimum, Windows95 or Windows NT, 16Mb/24Mb of RAM. The software in the PC Kit includes Kai's PhotoSoap and is in Japanese but works on English Windows - you just have to guess how it works. The usual Windows shortcut keys work - e.g. Alt-F A gives you Save As...

For pure convenience the Fujifilm FDA-1 - (flashcard adaptor) allows the flashcard to be read as if it were a floppy disk and use your own software to manipulate the JPG file produced. This is the way I do it.

Feature Details
Official Name Camedia Digital Camera C-820L
Package includes C-820L
3.3V 2Mb SmartMedia memory card
soft carry pouch
hand strap
video cable
4 AA size alkali dry cell batteries
manual (no English)
Lens 5mm f2.8
Pixels 810,000 (max resolution 1,024x768)
Light Digitiser 1/3 inch charge-coupled device
White Balance Full Auto TTL
Light metering Centre-weighted TTL
Sensitivity ISO100 equivalent
Lens range 0.7m to infinity (or 0.2m to 0.7m in macro mode)
Flash Range 0.2m to 3.0m
Shutter Speed 1/4 to 1/500
Ports DC In, RS232C, NTSC Video out
Finder, Monitor Finder includes sighting mark and autofocus mark
Monitor is 2 inch TFT colour panel with 114k pixels
2Mb Chip capacity Super High Quality Mode (1024x768) - 4
High Quality Mode (640x480) - 30
Other features 12 second self timer
Internal clock calender (to 2030)
clock has capacitor backup to permit battery change
Flash recycle 8 secs
Time and date automatically recorded
Scan speed 0.9secs in 640x480 mode.
Optional Accessories Spare 2Mb, 4Mb and 8Mb memory cards
PC Kit C-2KP JPY10,000
Printer P-150 JPY49,800
Printer Cable (camera to printer) CB-P82 JPY1,000
PC Card Adaptor MA-1 JPY10,000
Weight 265g (without battery)
Dimensions 128mm x 65mm x 45mm


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