Digital Summer Special: Olympus compact and DSLR cameras

Cameras, Digital Summer 2008

Olympus was out in force at Digital Summer, showing off a line of their recent digital compact and SLR cameras. We’ve covered some of them already on Tech Digest, and most have been out for at least a couple of months, but it’s still worth taking a closer look.


Olympus SP-570 UZ

This DSLR offers up a 20x wide optical zoom, 10 megapixel sensor, dual image stabilisation, sequential shooting at up to 13.5 fps, super macro mode, face detection, shadow adjustment, BrightCapture technology for low-light shooting, 23 preset scene modes, automated and manual settings. Unusually for a DSLR it runs on four AA batteries.

Available now priced £389.99.


Olympus mju 850 SW

We looked at the mju 1030 SW a couple of months back. The mju 850 SW is also part of the “tough” range, boasting it’s shockproof to 1.5m, waterproof to 3m and freezeproof to -10°C.

It has an eight megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, LED Macro illuminator, HyperCrystal LCD, face detection, shadow adjustment, BrightCapture technology, image stabilisation, and 24 scene modes.

It’s available now, priced £229.99.


Olympus FE Series

They all feature an eight megapixel sensor, up to 5x optical zoom, movie recording, face detection, image stabilisation, and super macro mode, plus video output.

Available now. FE-310: £120, FE-340: £159.99 and FE-350: £199.99.

Check out the rest of our Digital Summer Special

Andy Merrett
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