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.
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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.
A tilting LCD and removable grip are among the camera's design changes.
The SH-2 features a 25-600mm lens backed by five-axis image stabilization and a full set of shooting options to keep your low-light photos and movies bright and clear.
The Olympus Stylus SP-100 is a problem-solver camera, giving zoom fiends a simple -- and clever -- way to keep athletes, wildlife, and other targets in your sights.
Though it doesn't change much from the TG-3, the TG-4 should remain the rugged camera choice for enthusiasts, while the Stylus 1s brings a couple design tweaks and feature updates.
For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features.
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.