Olympus has announced a new Ultra Zoom camera, the SP-100. In this series, you'd expect features like a 50x optical zoom lens (a 35mm equivalent of 24-1200mm) and a 16-megapixel backside illuminated image sensor and a high 920K resolution Electronic View Finder (EVF). But, the SP-100 is special because it's the first camera to debut with built-in Dot-Sight, which "helps the user keep the subject in the frame by offering a wide-angle view of the scene on its semitransparent mirror. The dot-sight stows away for portability and pops up immediately to easily track any subject without the need to adjust the zoom, so the shooter never has to miss another image by having to retrace and compose."
This DSLR-styled camera also includes full manual controls as well as a Focus-Limit Button, which lets you focus only within a certain range when on, or only focus in the distance when off. The SP-100 also records Full HD 1080p Videos at 60 frames per second (fps). It can also capture 120fps and 240fps material at lower resolutions. And, while the SP-100 does not have built-in Wi-Fi, owners can pick up an optional Toshiba FlashAir card, which allows you to connect the SP-100 directly to a smartphone, tablet, or PC to share and backup content.
Olympus Stylus SP-100 Features:
- 16-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor
- TruePix VII image processor
- 50x optical zoom
- 24-1200mm (35mm equivalent)
- Super Macro as close as 1 centimeter
- 3.0-inch LCD Display
- 920K dot Electronic View Finder
- Full 1080p HD Movie Recording at 60p
- HS120fps slow motion at 640x480
- HS240fps slow motion at 320x240
- First ever camera with Built-in Dot Sight
- A new Focus-Limit Button
- AF (AutoFocu) Lock
- P/A/S/M Manual Shooting Modes
- Additional Zoom Lever on left side of the lens
- Compatible with Toshiba FlashAir cards
- Connects the camera, via Wi-Fi to Smartphones, Tablets, and PCs
The Olympus Stylus SP-100 will be available in March (2014) with a $399.99 MSRP.
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