Described as the ‘powerhouse compact for serious photographers,’ the Olympus Stylus XZ iHS compact camera has entered the scene with a bright lens in tow. It claims to be easy to operate and render good quality images, thanks to the iZuiko Digital f1.8-2.5 lens, 12MP sensor and the TruePic VI image processor.
The aforementioned digital lens should deliver an enhanced performance and it can be used to click wide shots as well as telephoto images. Photographers can also make use of short exposure times when capturing still shots in poorly lit conditions. Also, this lens teams up with the iHS technology for an improved auto focus performance, high sensitivity as well as low noise. A 12MP back-lit CMOS sensor and the TruPic VI processor work towards producing detailed images complete with vivid colors.
Its hybrid control ring enables users to switch between digital and analog operations and assign functions. This snapper also brings touch-based controls and intuitive graphic interface besides Live Guide and Dual IS that cuts back on the blurring effect due to camera shake. A 3-inch touchscreen LCD dominates the back panel of the metallic device.
Some other attributes of the Olympus camera include HDR backlit correction, art filters, iAuto mode and art effects. Needless to say, it can capture 1920 x 1080p HD movies in MOV or H.264 formats. Photographers can also make use of the smartphone connection function and Toshiba FlashAir SDHC card to set up wireless LAN for transferring images. Certain accessories will also be made available with the camera upon its release.
The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS price is $599.99 and it is slated to be made available in November.