Olymus has today announced a new addition to its range of compact cameras, with the unveiling of their new Olympus Stylus XZ-10 which comes equipped with a high speed, high-quality i.Zuiko Digital 5x optical zoom lens.
The Olympus Stylus XZ-10 lens offers a 26mm – 130mm (35mm film camera equivalent) f/1.8 – 2.7, high speed 5x optical lens, and includes iHS Technology, which stands for “intelligence”, “high-speed”, and “high-sensitivity”.
When compared to the Olympus XZ-2 the XZ-10 is slimmers and has a reduced size of about 40 percent, offering users a smaller and lighter weight compact camera, fitted with a built-in lens cap and fixed grip. It can also be connected to a companion smartphone application called OI.Share which can be used to easily transfer photos and share them on social network sites.
Olympus explains in their press release published today : “The STYLUS XZ-10 brings the superb image quality of the X series to a high-end compact that can be enjoyed on a daily basis due to its advanced portability, functionality, and performance. A refined, solid design is used for the slim camera body with the pursuit of a compact, and lightweight form. The control ring and Touch AF Shutter made popular on the XZ-2 are still available on the XZ-10, providing spectacular performance and the ability to capture every photo opportunity.”
“OI.Share is a free iPhone and Android smartphone application used for easily sharing high-quality images. When used together with a Toshiba-brand FlashAirTM*1 card (equipped with an internal wireless LAN), images can easily be sent using a smartphone. Because communication settings can be made from within a dedicated menu on the camera, by connecting to a smartphone, it is easy to send images without ever using a computer. After importing images, OI.Share can be used to apply Art Filters or link to social networking apps to share photos and communicate through images. A one-time password can also be issued for connecting to multiple smartphones simultaneously to share images with friends and family on the spot.”
The Olympus Stylus XZ-10 compact camera, will be arriving in March for $550 or £349 and will be available in either white, black or brown finishes.