Camera will ship in March
Olympus has unveiled its new SP-100 digital camera. The camera has a resolution of 16MP and uses the Olympus TruePic VIII processor. The car is the first ever to have a built-in dot sight. That sight is designed to make it easy to track moving subjects while you are shooting.
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"The SP-100’s dot-sight is mounted just above the built-in high-resolution, 920,000-dot, bright LCD Electronic View Finder and 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. Olympus carefully designed the location of the EVF and the shape of the eyepiece for minimal contact between the photographer’s face and the camera body, giving even greater ease of shooting."
The dot sight pops up above the viewfinder of the camera. The SP-100 also has 50x optical zoom with a range equivalent to 24-1200mm. The LCD has a resolution of 920k dots. Olympus also equips the camera with lens shift image stabilization.
The image stabilization works in still photo and video mode. The camera has a full range of video shooting modes. It also has a number of automatic shooting modes. The camera is able to capture video in 1080p resolution at 60fps. It can also records video at reduced resolution up to 240fps. The SP-100 will ship in March for $399.99.