Olympus adds three new powerful cameras

Olympus has just announced three new models for 2014, including a a compact OM-D ILC. The E-M10 is the smallest and most affordable of the OM-D line, however it combines features from both the E-M5 and E-M1 in its petite all-metal body. This unit boasts image quality and performance levels that one would except from a 2014 ILC, made possible thanks to the 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor and TurePic VII image processor. Speedy autofocus is also available with the FAST AF system, which targets 81 focus areas across the entire frame. They've even included a 3-axis, in-body image stabilization system. To learn more, check out our Olympus OM-D E-M10 Preview.

Next up is a new STYLUS Tough camera, the TG-850. The "next-generation" in the Tough line-up, the TG-850 offers all the rugged, lifeproof features one would expect. These include it being waterproof down to 33 feet, shockproof from a 7 foot drop, dustproof, crushproof, and freezeproof down to -14° F. It also adds a super wide-angle lens, a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, 1080/60p HD video recording, and a tilting 3-inch LCD screen. They also added some high-speed video recording options, at up to 240fps. See our Olympus STYLUS Tough TG-850 Preview for more details.

Finally, we have a new super-zoom model, the SP-100. This unit builds upon the popular SP-series, with some 2014 features that are sure to excite nature photogs and all-in-one camera users. The spotlight falls on the SP-100's new 50x optical zoom lens, which covers a massive 24 - 1200mm equivalent zoom range. Another unique feature is the new "dot-sight", which looks like someone mounted an EOTech from a rifle onto the top of the camera. According to Olympus, this sight allows you 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 is one we really need to see in person to appreciate. Head on over to our Olympus SP-100 Preview to learn more.