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Olympus Camedia AZ-1

We have collected and analyzed 7 expert reviews and 1 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 68/100. The average review date is Mar 31, 2005. We have compared these reviews to 782004 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. Last update: Apr 24, 2014.

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Olympus Camedia AZ-1

 

Olympus' elegant, pocket-sized Camedia AZ-1 is sophisticated, slim, and full of features, combining style and substance in one.

High contrast,wide-angle semitransmissive LCD monitor ; Photo album feature and wide variety of scene programs ; Battery recharging system using cradle

Control dial is located very close to the shutter, making it hard to navigate for larger fingers

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Olympus Camedia AZ-1

 

These days it seems everyone's coming out with a slim offering, the latest being Olympus' Camedia AZ-1.

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Olympus AZ-1 Review – 002

 

 

You can even show them off to your friends using a slideshow function with a number of different ways for the slides to appear. These can be viewed on the camera's LCD screen, a computer or television.

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Olympus Camedia AZ-1

 

Sturdily built with a large LCD monitor, the Olympus Camedia AZ-1 combines some nice picture-taking facilities with superb picture sharing. Played-back photos and video clips look great on the large screen, which is bright and easy to view - even by...

Sturdily constructed ; Large LCD screen makes sharing pictures easy ; Above average picture quality ; Supplied with docking station

No optical viewfinder ; Limited low light capabilities ; Average AF response times [BG05

Sturdily built with a large LCD monitor, the Olympus Camedia AZ-1 combines some nice picture-taking facilities with superb picture sharing. Played-back photos and video clips look great on the large screen, which is bright and easy to view - even by...

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Olympus Camedia AZ-1

 

Olympus' elegant, pocket-sized Camedia AZ-1 is sophisticated, slim, and full of features, combining style and substance in one.

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Olympus AZ-1

 

Olympus Japan yesterday announced the introduction of the 3.2 megapixel CAMEDIA AZ-1 compact digital camera. It has a 3x optical zoom lens, 23 scene program modes, in camera album and slide show functions and high contrast 2.5inch Advanced Super View...

Olympus Corporation (President: Tsuyoshi Kikukawa) is pleased to announce the introduction of the 3.2-megapixel CAMEDIA AZ-1 compact digital camera with 3x optical zoom. In addition to full range of camera features, the CAMEDIA AZ-1 is equipped with a...

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"Olympus fan of C770. AZ1 has same qualities"

 

10 times zoom feature on the C770 is Fanastic, but the AZ1 performs better in dim light and easier to carry around. For the party goer this micro camera is a great fun device for capturing those unexpected (startup is quick) moments without...

Product Specifications

With its Mobile Advanced Super View Display and album functions, the CAMEDIA AZ-1 is an entirely new type of camera that offers "shooting, " "viewing, " and "sharing." The Mobile Advanced Super View Display offers high contrast and a wide viewing angle, and its incorporation into the CAMEDIA AZ-1 marks the first time that this display technology has been utilized in a digital camera or other such mobile device. The 2.5-inch display has a resolution of 210, 000 pixels, and its large size and excellent image quality make it ideal for both reviewing and appreciating photos. In addition, Album and slideshow functions allow users to organize images in the camera, and there is a Camera Album function that allows images edited on a computer to be uploaded and viewed on the camera. By taking advantage of the large, high-definition Mobile Advanced Super View Display, users can easily use the CAMEDIA AZ-1 as a portable photo album that allows them to share their favorite photos with other people wherever they go. The CAMEDIA AZ-1 is also equipped with 23 Scene Program modes that allow users to obtain optimum image quality in a wide range of shooting situations. Ease of operation is also enhanced by a new control dial that allows various functions to be selected using only the thumb and forefinger of the right hand.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus Li-20B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.6in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:2 in 1 / Beach/snow / Beautiful skin tone / Candle / Cuisine / Document / Fireworks / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Manor shot / Night scene / Night scene with portrait / Panorama assist / Party/indoor / Show window / Sleeping face / Solo travel / Sports mode / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:xD-Picture Card
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:AZ-1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.9-4.9
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:2.7
ISO (Max):250
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto (64-250)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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