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Olympus intros 30X ultrazoom, new Stylus Toughs for PMA

updated 08:35 am EST, Tue February 2, 2010

Olympus outs SP-800UZ, 600UZ, Stylus Tough updates

Olympus' turn at early introductions for the PMA imaging expo were headlined today by two long-zoom SP series cameras as well as two hardened Stylus Tough updates. The SP-800UZ is one of the longest-range compacts ever with a 30X stabilized lens that can reach well into telephoto range. Olympus also promises a level of detail in capture and playback with a 14-megapixel sensor, 720p movie recording and a 3-inch LCD.

The 800UZ will ship in March for $350 and will be accompanied by the SP-600UZ, a more frugal model with a 15X lens, a 12-megapixel sensor and a slightly smaller 2.7-inch screen. It ships at the same time for $250.

The Stylus Tough 8010 and 6020 models are closer in spirit with 14-megapixel imaging, 5X lenses, 720p video and 2.7-inch LCDs. Differences come in durability as the 6020 can withstand a 5-foot fall and immerse in up to 16 feet of water where the 8010 can withstand impacts from a larger 6.6 fall and 33 feet of water. These ship sooner, arriving this month at prices of $300 for the Stylus Tough 6020 and $400 for the 8010.

SP-800UZ and SP-600UZ

Stylus Tough 6020 and 8010

by MacNN Staff





  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I want!

    I want the SP800 & the 8010 with 16 gig cards, extra batteries, carry case, and a new macbook pro 15 maxed out to handle the storage & such i'll need for the size and number of photos i'd be importing. :)

    - A

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