Olympus introduced a new digital camera for the high-end compact market segment. It is called Stylus XZ-10 and Olympus is promising a high-quality device in a compact body at an affordable price.
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 main features
It features a 26 to 130mm focal length for a 35mm camera equivalent, with built-in iHS technology. The controls feature a touch autofocus shutter and a Fn button that will help users customize their photo shoots. A new function has been added, called Photo Story.
The new Photo Story themes include Standard, Speed, Zoom In / Zoom Out, and Fun Frame settings. There are 11 Art Filters available for photographers, along with five Art Effects.
A 12-megapixel backlit CMOS 1/2.3 type image sensor will be responsible for taking photos along with an aperture range of f/1.8-2.5. The Fast Autofocus system will give users the possibility to customize the focus area before taking a shot.
The Olympus Stylus XZ-10 also features an electronic viewfinder, a 3-inch 920k-dot LCD touchscreen, full HD 1080p video recording, HDC backlight adjustment, and ISO of up to 6400. The camera is powered by the TruPic VI image processor and a dual image stabilization mechanism.
More Olympus Stylus XZ-10 details and availability information
Olympus’ latest camera supports SD / SDHC / SDXC and Eye-Fi cards, stereo sound recording, 10x Super Resolution zoom, Super Macro mode with a focus distance of just 1 centimeter, and Ol.Share application support for Android and iOS devices.
The Olympus Stylus XZ-10 will become available across the world in the following weeks, with pricing varying depending on markets and retailers. In the UK, it will be released as of March 2013 for £349, while the rest of Europe will get it within the same month for €399.99. It will be released in the US market, too, for an unknown price by the end of February.
Black, Brown and White will be the color choices available for users worldwide.