Olympus' spring camera offerings
Olympus offers a handful of new cameras for spring.
Olympus has a handful of new digital cameras on the way, including two models with some interesting features we haven't seen before.
The 7-megapixel Olympus SP-550UZ replaces the
The Olympus Stylus 770SW takes the
Also on the way is the Olympus Stylus 760. While it's not shockproof or waterproof like the 770SW, the 7-megapixel Stylus 760 retains the Stylus series' weather-resistant traits. You won't be able to swim with this camera, but it'll handle rain and snow with ease. While its 3x lens isn't nearly as powerful, it features the same digital image stabilization as the SP-550UZ.
Finally, Olympus is releasing four new FE-series point-and-shoot cameras. The FE-210, FE-230, and FE-240 are 7-megapixel cameras, while the FE-250 sports 8 megapixels. The FE-210 is the most inexpensive member of the FE-series and is the only model that takes AA batteries. The FE-230 is the slimmest FE camera, with an all-metal body measuring less than 0.7 inch thick. The FE-240 has the most powerful lens of the series, with a 5x optical zoom. The 8-megapixel FE-250 has both the highest resolution and the most sensitive sensor, able to reach up to ISO 3,200.
The Olympus Stylus 760 and FE-210, FE-230, FE-240, and FE-250 ship in February, and the Stylus 770SW and SP-550 hit stores in March. The Stylus 760 will retail for approximately $250. The FE-series cameras will range from $150 to $300 in $50 increments. The Stylus 770SW will have a suggested retail price of $380, and the SP-550UZ a suggested price of $500.