Olympus announces six cameras, offers ultra-durability, long zoom, and more

Jan 8, 2013

Olympus has announced several new cameras that it will be rolling out this year, each with its own special something that targets a market and offers an array of applicable features. From the Stylus SZ-16 iHS to the flagship Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS, there's a little bit of everything for the photographer in you. We've got a run down of each camera and pictures after the jump.

First up is the Stylus SH-50 iHS, the world's first point and shoot with 5-axis video stabilization, as well as 3-axis stabilization for taking still images. Images and videos come out with exceptional clarity and sharpness, with blurs being virtually impossible to achieve. The unit can record full HD videos and 720p films at 120fps, as well as 240fps in HVGA resolution. The SH-50 iHS will be available in March for $299.99 in black and white.


Next is the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS, a mid-range compact that can record video in full HD. The unit is waterproof to 33ft., shockproof from heights up to 6.6ft, crushproof up to 220lbs, freezeproof to 14F, and it has a dust-resistant body. The TG-830 iHS features a 16-megapixel back-side illuminated CMOS sensor and Truepic VI image processor. The camera can record high-speed video at 120 frames per second in 720p and 240 frames per second in HVGA resolution, along with High-Speed Sequential shooting of still images at the push of a button.

The Stylus Tough TG-630 is an entry level camera that is waterproof to 16ft, shockproof from heights up to 5.5ft, freezeproof to temperatures as low as 14F, and dustproof. The device features a Truepic VI image processor, a backlit CMOS sensor, high-speed sequential shooting, full HD 1080p video recording, dual-image stabilization, backlit HDR, Multi-Motion Movie Image Stabilization, and Hand-Held Starlight mode. It will be released in March for $199.99 in white, red, black, and blue.

The Stylus SZ-16 iHS is a super-compact long zoom camera with 24x optical wide-angle zoom optimized for movie making. The device features 1080p video recording, Multi-Motion Movie Image Stabilization, a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, the Truepic VI image processor, Hand-Held Starlight mode, HDR backlight adjustment, built-in dual image stabilization, Telephoto Macro mode, eleven Magic Filters, Smart Panorama, and Beauty Make-up mode. It will be available in March for $229.99 in silver and white.

The Stylus SZ-15 is very similar to the SZ-16, likewise a super compact long zoom with 24x optical wide-angle zoom. There's built-in dual image stabilization, Telephoto Macro, eleven Magic Filters, Smart Panorama, and Beauty Make-up mode. The camera will be available in March for 199.99 in silver, black, and red.

Finally, there's the Stylus Tough TG-2, Olympus' latest flagship camera offering full HD video recording. The device is waterproof to 50ft, shockproof from heights of 6.6ft, freezeproof to 14F, crushproof to 220lbs, dustproof, with a high-sensitivity, high-speed 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor. Users get DSLR image quality via the Truepic VI image processor; there's a Microscopic Macro function, and the unit can shoot five frames per second at full resolution and 60fps at 3-megapixels. Features Multi-Motion Movie Image Stabilization and HDR backlight adjustment. Available in March for $379.99.

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