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Stylus 500 Digital Camera
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Olympus Stylus 500 Digital Camera

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

The compact, all-weather Stylus 500 can go virtually anywhere you can. The body is constructed of durable, lightweight metal with rubber gaskets throughout the interior to ensure that rain, sleet, snow or sand won't get in the way of great photos.  Featuring an impressive 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD that is as bright as it is big, 5.0-megapixels of image resolution, and a compact, durable, all-weather body, the Stylus 500 demonstrates that power and elegance can co-exist in a stylish package that delivers brilliant images.

The Stylus 500 Digital features Olympus' exclusive image processor, TruePic TURBO, which significantly enhances image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBO allows the Stylus 500 to capture information from all 5.0 million pixels with pixel "micro-smoothing" that delivers clearer and more color-accurate photos, even at lower resolutions. The result is high quality prints that can be cropped and printed to 11 x 14 inches and larger. The fast startup of less than one second and nearly instant shutter release time ensures high-speed response so you are always ready to take great pictures.

 The Stylus 500 has a new flat-surface body design that takes the series in a new direction and, at a compact size of 3.9" (W) x 2.2" (H) x 1.2" (D), it fits snugly into a pocket. The circular lens barrier tucks away inside the camera body with a snap when powered on, and protects the lens with an impenetrable seal with closed, leaving the camera face smooth and flat. The camera's 23 shooting modes now include two new underwater shooting modes and two Shoot & Select modes, which enable users to shoot rapid sequences of frames then select the best shot from the series and delete the rest.


Number of Effective Pixels 5.0 million pixels
Image Pickup Element 1/2.5 inch CCD
Lens Structure 5 elements in 3 groups
Include 3 aspherical lenses
Focal Length 5.8 - 17.4 mm
(equivalent to 35-105mm zoom on a 35mm camera)
F No. F3.1(W) - F5.2(T)
Optical Zoom 3 x
Digital Zoom 4 x (up to 12x seamless in combination with optical zoom)
Working Range Standard mode: 0.5 m - infinity
Macro mode: 0.2 m - infinity
Super Macro mode: up to 0.07 m (Tele only, Flash Off)
Recording Still Image :
Recording System
JPEG (DCF: Design rule for Camera File system),
DPOF compatible, Exif2.2, PRINT Image Matching III
Still Image
Storage Capacity
(When using bundled
32 MB xD-Picture Card)
2560 x 1920 / SHQ:Approx. 8 images,
HQ :Approx. 26 images
2048 x 1536 / SQ1 :Approx. 40 images
1600 x 1200 / SQ2 :Approx. 48 images
1280 x 960  / SQ2 :Approx. 76 images
1024 x 768  / SQ2 :Approx. 117 images
640  x 480  / SQ2 : Approx. 180 images
Motion Image :
Recording System
QuickTime Motion JPEG support
(Frame rate: 15fps)
Motion Image :
Storage Capacity
320 x 240 pixels (HQ):
approx. 1 min. 23 sec. (with bundled 32MB xD-Picture Card), approx. 22min. (with 512MB xD-Picture Card)
160 x 120 pixels (SQ):
approx. 3 min. 31 sec. (with bundled 32MB xD-Picture Card), approx. 56 min. (with 512MB xD-Picture Card)
Still Image Sound
Recording Format
WAVE format
Recording Media xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64,128, 256, 512MB)
LCD Monitor Size / Type 2.5-inch high-contrast, wide-view-angle, semi-transmissive LCD
Number of Pixels Approx. 215,000 pixels
Playback Still Image :
Magnification: 2x / 3x / 4x / 5x / 6x / 7x / 8x
Still Image :
Index Display
Divided into 4 / 9 / 16 / 25 parts
Still Image :
Image Rotation
90 degrees / - 90 degrees
(rotation information written in Exif)
Still Image :
Calendar Display
Still Image :
Album Display
Still Image :
Slideshow Display
Motion Image :
Normal, Frame-by-frame, Fast-forward, Reverse
Audio Playback Yes (internal speaker provided)
Sensitivity Auto Yes (ISO approx. 64-640, varies according to Scene Program)
Preset ISO approx. 64 / 100 / 200 / 400
Focusing System Auto Focus (TTL contrast detection system), Spot / iESP AF
Still Image :
Modes Program Auto, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Portrait, Indoor, Sports, Beach & Snow, Behind Glass, Self Portrait + Self Timer, Self Portrait, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Scene & People, Cuisine, Document, Candle, Underwater Wide, Underwater Macro, Shoot & Select 1, Shoot & Select 2
Shutter Speed 1 / 2 to 1 / 1000 sec (Night Scene: up to 4sec.)
?2EV in 1 / 3EV increments
Photometric Systems Digital ESP metering
Spot metering
White Balance Auto Yes
Preset Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light 1, Fluorescent Light 2, Fluorescent Light 3
Built-In Flash Flash Working Range W: Approx. 0.2 m - 4.2 m
T: Approx. 0.2 m - 2.6 m
Flash Modes Auto (automatic flash activation in low light or backlight), Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Sequence Mode Approx. 1.5 frames/sec. (HQ mode)
Consecutive shooting capability in HQ mode: Approx. 4 frames
Function Shooting 2 - in - 1 shooting
Panorama Yes (only with Olympus-brand xD-Picture cards; PC equipped with OLYMPUS Master software required)
Customization Switchable GUI Languages (Japanese/English)
Still Image Editing
(saved as separate file)
Soft Focus, Fisheye, Black & White, Sepia, Resize (640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming
Motion Image Editing Index image creation
Weather-proofing Equivalent to IEC Standard Publication 529 IPX4, protection from water splashed from any direction
PC / Printer USB interface (Windows XP / Me / 98SE / 2000, Mac OS 9.0-9.2 /X 10.1-10.3), PictBridge
TV AV output terminal (Switchable NTSC / PAL)
Remote Control RM-1 (optional)
Power Supply AC adaptor D-7AC adapter (optional)
Battery Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (LI-12B)
Battery Shooting Life
(CIPA testing)
Approx. 240 shots (averaged)
Dimension 3.9" (W) x 2.2" (H) x 1.2" (D)
(excluding protrusions)
Weight 165 g (excluding batteries and memory media)

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