Olympus has announced a new digital camera that slots into its point and shoot superzoom range. The new camera is called the SP-100 and it will ship this March. The camera will cost $299.99 when it does ship. The biggest feature of the camera is that it has 50x optical zoom. The camera also has the world’s first red dot sight.
The sight pops up above the optical viewfinder and can be stored away when not needed. The idea behind the red sight is that it makes it easy to keep track of fast moving subjects. The 50x optical zoom is equivalent to 24-1200mm. The camera does have optical image stabilization.
The image stabilization function works for video recording and macro photography as well. The resolution of the camera is 16MP and the sensor used is a BSI CMOS unit. The camera uses the TruePic VII image processor. The camera can record full HD resolution video at 60fps. If you need more fps, the camera also supports 120 fps at 640 x 480 and 240fps at 320 x 240. The camera also has a multi-Motion Movie image stabilization mode to compensate for blurring when you move during filming.