Olympus Unveils Four New Digital Cameras

Submitted by lalit on August 25, 2008 - 8:14am.

Olympus has introduced four new digital cameras and the most impressive of the lot is Stylus 1050 SW a $299.99 camera. This semi-rugged camera can withstand fall from 5 feet height, temperatures as low as 14 degrees F and submersion to 10 feet. But the most interesting thing about this new camera is “Tap Control”—tapping the camera twice on back, top or sides will switch the camera into different modes. The camera has a 2.7-inch screen, 10-megapixel sensor, 3X optical zoom, ISO up to 1600, digital image stabilization and 27 shooting modes.
The second camera Stylus 1040 is a super-compact with just 16.5mm thickness and is priced $199.99. It features 10.1-megapixel sensor, 3X optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD screen, digital image stabilization and 27 shooting modes. The camera is almost similar to Stylus 1050 SW aside from the tap control and semi rugged design.
The Olympus SP-565 UZ is an update to SP-560 UZ; it increases the pixel count from 8-megapixel to 10-megapixel and optical zoom from 18x to 20x.  The camera has combination of sensor-shift and ISO-boosting dual image stabilization to improve handheld zoom shooting. The 10-megapixel camera will ship for $399.99.
Olympus also introduced the budget FE-20 with 8-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom and 2.5-inch LCD screen. It will be priced around $200 mark. All the four cameras will ship in October.
[Via Engadget]