Epson Ultimicron Equipped as Standard in Olympus VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder

- Boasts 2.36-million dot resolution -

0.48-inch 2.36-million dot resolution Ultimicron panel0.48-inch 2.36-million dot
resolution Ultimicron panel

Electronic viewfinder for the Olympus VF-4Electronic viewfinder for
the Olympus VF-4

- TOKYO, Japan, June 20, 2013 -

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") today announced that its Ultimicron electronic viewfinder technology has been included in the Olympus VF-4 electronic viewfinder scheduled to go on sale in late June 2013. Ultimicron has now been selected by Olympus as standard in electronic viewfinders for the third time, after the VF-2 and OM-D Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Based on a single Epson HTPS TFT color LCD panel, Ultimicron achieves superb full-color images with supreme levels of detail and sharpness. Using Ultimicron, photographers can focus expertly, reproducing rich color gradations and natural blurring when required. In addition, the use of a color filter prevents the color break-up* that can occur with other color systems when shooting fast-moving subjects and while panning.

Measuring 0.48 inches diagonally, the Ultimicron offers XGA (1024 x RGB x 768), 2.36 million dot resolution, and 520 cd/m2 surface luminance. These specifications allow the creation of the easy-to-see viewfinder strongly demanded by serious camera users.

Epson will continue to refine its Ultimicron range as it seeks to meet growing demand among camera enthusiasts of all levels and abilities with superb quality electronic viewfinders.

* The phenomenon by which a transient image appears when photographers move the camera rapidly or shoot fast-moving subjects.

Electronic viewfinders and Epson's Ultimicron

Electronic viewfinders are employed mainly as the finders - the small windows used to view the subject of a photo - in digital single-lens reflex cameras and camcorders using LCD screens. Epson's Ultimicron electronic viewfinders have the advantages of both high resolution and of being highly compact. This makes it easy for manufacturers to make the camera compact, and for users to focus the camera when taking pictures.

Amorphous alloy powderAmorphous alloy powderCamera using an Epson Ultimicron electronic viewfinder.

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