6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Zero in on your subject from far, far away with Olympus' Stylus SP-100EE

About Video Transcript

First Look: Zero in on your subject from far, far away with Olympus' Stylus SP-100EE

1:18 /

An inventive built-in dot sight, lets you quickly find your target with this camera's big 50x zoom lens.

[MUSIC] Trying to keep a long zoom lens on your target can be very difficult that, some camera makers try to help with this by letting you quickly zoom out and back in, but with the Stylus SP 100 Olympus gives you a targeting system. I'm Josh Goldman with CNET and right between the pop up flash and the body, there's a glass panel with crosshairs projected onto it. If you lose your subject when zoomed in, you just pop it up and use the crosshairs to get your subject back in the shot. It's a great feature and works well, but really outside of the 50x zoom lens, it's the only extra. There's no hot shoe, or mic jack, no wi-fi, or GPS. There are semi manual, and manual modes, but, no raw capture, and the three inch LTV is fixed, so it doesn't tilt, or rotate, and the body is plasticky. And, it's about the same price as competing models with more features. Photo and video quality are very good but nothing special for its class. You could read the full review on cnet.com but basically, the dot sight is a killer feature that really deserves to be paired with a better camera. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a quick look at the Olympus Stylus SP 100. [MUSIC]

New releases

Geneva Motor Show 2015: CNET's editors choose their favorites
7:49 5 March 2015
Things are drawing to a close here in Geneva, and soon the lovely concepts and exotic hypercars will be rolled away. Before we packed...
Play video
Valve sets sights on the living room with Steam Machines
1:50 5 March 2015
Valve's Steam Machines will be coming in all shapes and sizes, and aim to bring PC gaming to your living room.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 139: Nvidia Shield, an online comic book class taught by Stan Lee and more
27:48 5 March 2015
On today's show, we discuss the new set-top box future of Nvidia Shield, explain how you can take a comic book course taught by Stan...
Play video
The Sony Morpheus VR headset gets more comfortable and more immersive
2:39 5 March 2015
The redesigned Sony Morpheus VR headset fits better on your head, has a better screen, and its demos are more compelling.
Play video
2015 Lexus RC350 F Sport
5:32 5 March 2015
Lexus just keeps getting younger.
Play video
'Chappie' stirs up questions about artificial intelligence
2:57 4 March 2015
Some of the biggest names in tech have warned about the dangers of creating AI, and machines that can think are at the center of Sony's...
Play video
'House of Cards' season 3: Totally obsessive tech-spotting
1:59 4 March 2015
We combed through the entire third season of "House of Cards" to find out which gadgets each and every character uses.
Play video
Instant smartphone printers
1:37 4 March 2015
Instant printers are the new Polaroids. Check out these top 3 that connect to your smartphone, giving you a paper print out in min...
Play video