Two New Digicams from Olympus


Olympus has announced a duet of new digicams: a 24x superzoom and a tough, rugged pocket cam. The heavy-hitter superzoom is officially called the Olympus SZ-30MR, and among its key features are a 24x, 25-600mm equivalent zoom lens, a 16MP CMOS sensor, the ability to simultaneously capture 1080p full HD video capture and full-res stills, 9 frame-per-second continuous shooting, a 3.0” 460,000-dot LCD, Eye-Fi compatibility and 3D image capture. To sweeten the package, the Olympus SZ-30MR also features AF tracking, image stabilization, a top ISO rating of 6400 and built-in Magic Filters for stills as well as video.

For those needing a digicam that can fit in a shirt pocket as well as shoot stills and 720p video under 33’ of water, Olympus has also introduced the Tough TG-810, which is also shock resistant to falls from up to 6.6’, and freeze proof down to 14°F. Other features found on this tough little bugger include a 14MP CMOS sensor, a 28-140mm equivalent zoom, a 3.0” 920,000-dot LCD, an in-camera panorama stitch mode, a two-shot 3D emulation mode that can be used both above and below water, a built-in GPS, an electronic compass, a manometer—aka an air/water pressure gauge—and for all you artsy types, a set of built-in Magic Art filters.

Both cameras should be in stock sometime in April.