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Six Olympus Stylus cameras, including three rugged shooters, unveiled at CES 2013


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Olympus has unveiled six compact cameras today, during the Consumer Electronics Show 2013.

Six new Olympus Stylus cameras will be released on the market towards the end of this year’s first quarter. There is one for each class of consumers. Prices vary depending on category.

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus-Stylus-SH-50-iHS Six Olympus Stylus cameras, including three rugged shooters, unveiled at CES 2013 News and Reviews

The Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS has become the world’s first point-and-shoot camera to feature five-axis video stabilization. The camera also features a 3-inch LCD touchscreen and a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with backlighting support. Additionally, there is support for an Intelligent, High-Speed and High-Sensitivity system that allows photographers to take great photos in all weather conditions.

This camera can shoot full HD videos thanks to its TruePic VI processor. Olympus has thrown in the Advanced Shadow Adjustment feature, a technology which can regulate dark spots in a picture in order to show a person’s face even if there is strong lighting bombarding the lens. Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS has a release date set for March 2013, for a price of $299.99 in Black and Silver flavors.

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS and SZ-15

These two cameras have a 16-megapixel image sensor with 24x optical zoom alongside a 3-inch high-resolution screen. The difference is that the former has a CMOS sensor and TruePIC VI processor, while the latter is powered by a CCD lens and TruePic III+ CPU.

Both versions have dual-image stabilization technology, which reduces blur in photos even if users are shaking the camera. The system works best when combined with the 48x super-resolution zoom option, useful in Telephoto Macro mode. Both the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS and SZ-15 will be released this March in multiple colors for $229.99, respectively $199.99.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS and TG-630 iHS

Furthermore, Olympus unveiled two new rugged cameras which are waterproof, freeze-proof, shockproof, and dust-proof, while the TG-830 iHS also gains a special ability codenamed  “crush-proof.” Both these Stylus Tough cameras are powered by the TruePic VI image CPU and a backlit CMOS sensor with dual-image stabilization bound for high-quality 1080p videos.

These compact shooters have cutting-edge abilities such as backlit HDR support, iAuto scenes, and Multi-Motion Movie Image Stabilization support. The middle-entry TG-830 iHS has a built-in GPS and a 16-megapixel sensor, while the entry-level TG-630 iHS has a 12-megapixel shooter and lacks GPS functionality. They will become available in several colors as of this March, for $279.99, respectively $199.99.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus-Stylus-Tough-TG-2-iHS Six Olympus Stylus cameras, including three rugged shooters, unveiled at CES 2013 News and Reviews

Olympus saved the best for the end, as the new Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS has become the high-end rugged camera for the Japan-based company. This compact camera is dust-proof, crush-proof, waterproof, freeze-proof, as well as shockproof. It features a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor with backlighting, TruePic VI processor, 8x super-resolution zoom, full HD 1080p video recording, 5fps continuous shooting, and the acclaimed Multi-Motion Movie Image Stabilization technology.

This camera also features a HDR Backlight Adjustment technique that takes HDR photos even in faint light conditions. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS features a 3-inch 610K-dot OLED screen, GPS, e.compass, manometer, and 11 Magic Filters among many others. Olympus is poised to release this rugged shooter this March, for a MSRP of $379.99.

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