Olympus C-1000L (1997)

On 1997-09-17, Olympus announced both the Olympus C-1000L and the C-1400L (together with the P-300 digital color printer). In the US it was marketed as the Olympus D-500L. The C-1000L was a true SLR despite not having interchangeable lenses. The camera sported 3x optical zoom, TTL optical viewfinder, spot metering and exposure compensation. At the time of introduction the C-1000L delivered the best image quality in XGA class, Olympus provided a new algorithm to optimise resolution and color reproduction.
 
The design was chosen from the 35mm SLR range and the L-grip should provide a proper grip. For some time these were the most affordable DSLR in the prosumer section. Since Olympus announced a digital printer at the same time, the C-1000L could direct print to it.
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Specifications

  • Brand: Olympus
  • Model: C-1000L
  • First mentioned: 1997
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $1,000
  • Imager Type: 0.85MP 1/2" CCD
  • Resolution: 1024x768
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Smart Media Card
  • Lens: f=9.2-28mm /F2.8 - F3.9
  • Shutter: 1/4 - 1/10,000s
  • Aperture Range: F2.8/F5.6 (wide) / F3.9/F7.8 (tele)
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" LCD
  • Size: 130 x 115 x 83mm
  • Weight: 470 gr.
  • Remarks: Marketed as the D-500L in US

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