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The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.
The camera maker's new flagship megazoom packs a 40x 22.4-896mm lens.
Though its 24-1200mm lens keeps pace with competitors, its unique tracking system may give this camera the edge it needs.
The TG-3 is just as tough as its predecessor, but gets a cool new macro trick and accessory, while the 24x compact zoom SH-1 gets styling and image stabilization to match the company's interchangeable lens cameras.
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The new Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS is prepared to go down to 50 feet underwater.
Olympus' first rugged camera aimed at serious snapshooters, the TG-1's unique lens for its class sets it apart from the pack.
The enthusiast-targeted XZ-2 iHS is quite capable of taking excellent-quality photos. Get an idea of what it can do in this slideshow.
With its bright lens, (slightly) larger sensor, tilting touch screen, direct controls, and ample shooting options, the XZ-2 is made for those who want to do more than snapshots.
Even more than a year after its release this enthusiast compact is a nice choice, though not at its full $600 price.
The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS combines a bright lens, a high-sensitivity, high-speed sensor, and some nice extras to make it a top rugged compact camera.