Olympus' new Stylus cameras: waterproof, 12MP, and more (but not all at once)
Olympus announced four new Stylus cameras, including the waterproof Stylus 790SW, and the 12-megapixel Stylus 1200.
Olympus is updating its entire weatherproof, fashion-minded Stylus line of digital cameras with four new models: the Stylus 790 SW, 820, 830, and 1200. These different cameras run the gamut from super-durable to high-resolution, with a few stops in between.
The Olympus Stylus 790 SW replaces the
While they aren't waterproof, freezeproof, or shockproof, the Stylus 820, 830, and 1200 all include the same weather-resistant features seen on all previous Stylus cameras, so you can still take them out in the rain with little fear. The Stylus 1200 distinguishes itself as the first 12-megapixel member of the Stylus series, joining theamong Olympus' high-resolution point-and-shoot cameras. The Stylus 820 and 830 only offer 8 megapixels of resolution, but they both feature 36 to 180mm-equivalent 5x lenses. The Stylus 830 includes mechanical sensor-shift stabilization to help reduce shake, setting it slightly above the larger-screened (2.7 inches to the 830's 2.5) Stylus 820.
The Olympus Stylus 790SW and 820 will be available this September, while the Stylus 830 and 1200 ship in October. The 790SW ($299) will be available in orange, blue, lime, black and silver. The Stylus 820 ($249) will come in red, blue, black, and silver versions. The Stylus 830 ($329) will be available in orange, green, blue, black and silver models, and the Stylus 1200 ($349) will come in black and silver.