Olympus plans to release its new
4.0-megapixel digital camera in six designer colors this month. It’s a compact point-and-shoot camera that sports rounded corners and a smooth contoured shape that’s designed to fit comfortably in a hip pocket, shirt pocket, purse or tote. It comes in silver, blue, black, white, red and copper, and measures 3.74 x 2.18 x 1.08 inches, weighing 3.7 ounces. A new circular lens barrier protects the Verve’s 2x zoom optics when it’s not in use. It also features a 1.8-inch LCD display, 16 selectable Scene Program Modes, in-camera editing effects including Soft Focus, Fish Eye and Black and White, a QuickTime movie record mode, PictBridge printing support, USB 2.0 connectivity and a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. Images are stored an a 16MB xD-Picture card, included. Look for the Olympus Stylus Verve to hit stores in September for US$349.99.