Olympus has announced the E-400 digital SLR camera, which the company claims is the smallest and lightest model available.

The E-400 uses the Four Thirds lens standard, allowing lenses from Olympus, Sigma and Leica to be used with the SLR body. It has a 10.0-megapixel CCD with a processor that allows up to five images to be captured at 3fps.

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To prevent dust caught between the lens and the CCD from getting onto images, the E-400 has what Olympus calls a Supersonic Wave Filter that uses high-speed vibrations to shake dust off the mount area. The dust is captured on a special adhesive membrane to prevent it returning. According to the company

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The camera

The E-400 will ship in November for around £725 plus VAT (around £850 inc VAT) with a 14-42mm lens and a compact 40-150mm lens.