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Thought Olympus only made one camera named after a writing implement? Meet the Stylus SP-820UZ, announced alongside the less romantically titled SP-720UZ and the SZ-14 DX bundle. The Stylus (the only one we're expecting to see in the US) comes with a 14-megapixel CMOS tied to the same image engine you'll find inside the company's desirable PEN series. It's ideal for crazy cat people, since it comes with a Pet-face detection mode to ensure your hilarious cheezburger submissions are perfectly focused, and it's even got a series of magic filters to jazz 'em up further. The snapper uses AA batteries (a genius or insane move, depending on how cheaply you can pick 'em up at the store) and will arrive in September.

Meanwhile, the SP-720UZ includes a 26x optical lens perched in front of a 14-megapixel sensor with HDR backlit correction and high-speed shooting. The company's also outing the "Big Telephoto Set," combining a SZ-14 compact camera with a pair of binoculars for those who want to drag along a spotter. Both sets will be available in August, though Olympus has only confirmed US availability for the 820UZ, which is expected to retail for $330 in silver and black.

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Ultra-zoom with Advanced iHS technology, 40x optical zoom from a 22.4mm wide-angle, and Full High-definition movies

The OLYMPUS STYLUS SP-820UZ compact digital camera

Powered by AA batteries, so users can take it anywhere

Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Haruo Ogawa) is proud to announce the introduction of the OLYMPUS STYLUS SP-820UZ, powered by AA batteries and boasts a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, iHS Technology from a digital SLR image processing engine, along with a 22.4mm*1 wide-angle to 896mm*1 telephoto optical 40x ultra-zoom lens. It is scheduled to go on sale from the end of September, 2012.
Main Features

With a 14.0 megapixel*2, high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, and an image processing engine established with the OLYMPUS PEN, this camera achieves high-sensitivity, low noise, and a fast AF (iHS Technology).
Equipped with DUAL IS*3, for double image stabilization, and a 40x optical zoom (Super Resolution 80x zoom) from a 22.4mm wide-angle.
Supports Full High-definition movie*4 (MOV/H.264) shooting. Magic Filter*5 is also available for use when shooting movies

Olympus compact digital cameras are equipped with image processing technology in the form of iHS Technology, enabling high-sensitivity, low noise, and a fast AF. With Super Resolution zoom, and iAUTO, which detects subjects and scenes from a maximum of 29 patterns, users can easily capture images just as they appear to the eye.
The OLYMPUS STYLUS SP-820UZ is equipped with a 22.4mm wide-angle to 896mm super-telephoto, high-magnification zoom lens, enabling an extremely wide range of shooting possibilities. The power of a large and heavy, sized super-telephoto lens is available on the compact body of the STYLUS SP-820UZ, making it the perfect companion for keeping baggage light on a trip. This is an "all-in-one" camera for easily taking high-grade pictures on the go.
With the 40x optical zoom lens, users can capture intense and up-close photos of far away subjects with ease. The STYLUS SP-820UZ can capture the expressions on children's faces at school games and plays, and the action of athletes at sporting events, with a level of detail not visible to the naked eye. With Super Resolution zoom, users can not only zoom up to 80x with virtually no image degradation, but in combination with the digital zoom it is even possible to photograph craters on the moon at 160x. With CMOS shift-type image stabilization and DUAL IS*3 for high-sensitivity shooting, camera shake is effectively reduced during telephoto shooting. With 22.4mm*2 wide-angle shooting, landscape photos and large group photos are a cinch. With just this one camera, users can enjoy shooting various scenes at just the right angles.
Simply pressing the button on the back of the camera allows super telephoto HD movie shooting, and Magic Filter also adds to the enjoyment of shooting movies on a digital camera.
Beauty Mode*6 corrects the image so skin appears more smooth and beautiful, and Beauty Make-up mode corrects the image after shooting so that skin and eyes appear more beautiful. Thanks to its features of automatically detecting a pet's face and capturing the shot at the best possible timing, this camera is useful at not only cover events but every day situations.
Main Features -- Details

Full High-Definition Movies (MOV/H.264)*9
Full High-definition size 1920 x 1080 movies, and an extremely good compression format for computers. With MOV and H.264 formats, longer movies can be shot more smoothly and beautifully. With the dedicated movie button, movie shooting can be started and stopped with a single touch.
The STYLUS SP-820 is also equipped with Multi-Motion Movie IS image stabilization. Because this function corrects for the gradual camera shake that commonly occurs when shooting a movie while walking, users can more fully enjoy shooting beautiful, high-quality movies.

Magic Filter
The popular Magic Filter offers 10 different filters to choose from: Pop, Pinhole, Fisheye, Sketch, Wedding, Rock, Watercolor, Crystal, Mirror, and Miniature. Pop, Pinhole, Fisheye, Sketch, Wedding, Rock, Watercolor, and Mirror can also be used when shooting movies.

Pet Mode (Scene Mode)*7
Dogs and cats are automatically detected. By selecting Pet-cat or Pet-dog modes, the camera will automatically detect cats or dogs and focus on their faces. Up to ten dog or cat faces can be detected.

Auto Shutter
Capture pets' expressions. With Auto Shutter, the camera will automatically shoot when a pet faces the camera head-on. With this function, users won't miss the whimsical antics of their pets. (Auto Shutter can detect only one pet.)

Eye-Fi Support*8
Eye-Fi cards are SDHC memory cards that contain an internal wireless LAN. Images can easily be wirelessly uploaded to picture services, online photo albums, and computers.
Basic Features
Effective number of pixels 14 million
Optical zoom 40x
Wide 22.4mm wide-angle (35mm film equivalent)
Image stabilization DUAL IS (CMOS shift type & high-sensitivity shooting)
LCD screen size 3.0 type, 460,000 dots
LCD screen type TFT color LCD
Movie shooting High-definition movies (MOV/H.264)
Other Features

Magic Filter enhances the enjoyment of shooting photos on a digital camera, and Beauty Mode creates a beautiful impression when shooting pictures of people
Scene Mode allows for shooting not only standard scenes, but also enables easy shooting of beautiful images even in difficult shooting conditions
HDMI Output Control*9 enables control of the camera, such as selecting and switching images with a TV remote control
Face Detect AF lets the camera automatically detect faces
Intelligent iAUTO automatically detects scenes and optimizes settings for shooting
In-camera Panorama Merge allows users to easily shoot panoramic images by simply moving the camera as directed
USB Battery Charge allows users to charge the camera battery while connected to a computer, and transferring or organizing image data
Auto Tracking AF automatically tracks moving subjects and adjusts the focus
Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi cards

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Equipped with a 26x optical ultra-zoom and Full High-definition movie capability


Announcing the OLYMPUS SP-720UZ compact digital camera

Olympus Imaging (Haruo Ogawa, president) is proud to announce the OLYMPUS SP-720UZ, on sale from August 31, 2012. This camera is equipped with a 26x optical ultra-zoom and Full High-definition movie capability*1.
Main Features

This camera packs a 26mm*2 wide-angle to 676mm*2 telephoto, 26x optical ultra-zoom lens. Equipped a CMOS shift-type sensor, and high-sensitivity DUAL IS*3, for double image stabilization.
Supports Full High-definition movie (MOV/H.264) shooting. Magic Filter*4 is also available for use when shooting movies
The 14.0 megapixel*5 CMOS sensor enables HDR backlit correction, and easy high-speed continuous shooting

The SP-720UZ is equipped with a 26mm wide-angle to 676mm super-telephoto, high-magnification zoom lens, enabling an extremely wide range of shooting possibilities. The power of a large and heavy size super-telephoto lens is available on the compact body of the SP-720UZ, fitting in the palm of your hand, and making it the perfect companion for keeping baggage light on a trip. This is an "all-in-one" camera for easily taking high-grade pictures and movies on the go.
With the 26x optical zoom lens, users can capture the expressions on children's faces at school games and plays, and the action of athletes at sporting events, with a level of detail not visible to the naked eye. With the wide-angle 26mm, users can not only shoot wide-open scenery, but also capture shots in small rooms or large group shots as well. With just this one camera, users can enjoy shooting various scenes at just the right angles. With CMOS shift-type image stabilization and DUAL IS for high-sensitivity shooting, camera shake is effectively reduced during telephoto shooting.
Simply pressing the button on the back of the camera allows high magnification, Full High-definition movie shooting, and Magic Filter also adds to the enjoyment of shooting movies on a digital camera.
Main Features -- Details

26x Optical Ultra-Zoom Lens
The compact body of this camera is crammed with the power of a high-performance SLR 600 mm telephoto lens. The high-powered zoom on the SP-720UZ captures far away subjects dynamically, showing the details of their expressions.

Full High-Definition Movies
With a 1920 x 1080 High-definition size, and H.264 movie compression, beautiful movies can be shot even longer. With a dedicated movie button, starting and stopping movies is easy with a single touch. Linear PCM method is used for clear audio quality when recording.

DUAL IS Image Stabilization
DUAL IS is an image stabilization system that counteracts the direction of camera shake by moving the CMOS sensor via a shift-type image stabilization mechanism, and uses digital SLR algorithms. By using this function in combination with high-sensitivity shooting, camera shake and subject blur is effectively reduced, providing double image stabilization.

Magic Filter
Dramatic and Random Tile have been added to the popular Magic Filter mode. In addition to previous options, the two new filters make a total of 12 different options to choose from: Pop, Pinhole, Fisheye, Sketch, Wedding, Rock, Watercolor, Crystal, Miniature, and Mirror. Pop, Pinhole, Sketch, Fisheye, Wedding, Rock, Watercolor, Miniature, and Mirror can also be used when shooting movies.

Beauty Mode*6 Makeup Function
The Makeup function has been added to Beauty mode, allowing users to apply full makeup to people's faces in images after shooting. This function offers a full range of 17 different effects that will make women happy. Because effects are divided into four different themes such as Makeup, Eye Effects, Performance, and Spa, they are easy to choose from.
The Makeup menu screen is packed with cosmetic choices such as Cheeks, Eye Shadow, and False Eyelashes, so that users can easily choose and apply effects. In the Eye Effect menu, users can not only change eye color, but make eyes appear bigger. In the Spa menu, users can make subjects faces appear smaller, and add effects such as Lift-up to make faces look even more beautiful.

High-Speed Continuous Shooting
This camera is able to shoot 5 fps at 14 megapixels. In high-speed continuous mode, the camera can shoot at a maximum speed of up to 30 fps. Continuous shooting function: 2 fps (14M), 5 fps (14M), 10 fps (5M), 30 fps (5M)

3D Photo*7 Shooting Function
This function enables capturing everything from everyday scenes to dynamic scenery in 3D.
3D Photo brings a fully three-dimensional feel to photos so that it feels like looking at actual scenery. For even more intense enjoyment, users can view the images on a 3D compatible TV or computer.
By simply selecting 3D Photo from the shooting mode, pressing the shutter button and sliding the camera horizontally, a 3D photo is created. Both the 3D data (MPO format) and the JPEG data are saved. 3D Photo can be used in Auto (after the first shot is complete, the second shot will automatically be taken once the camera is moved to match the target) and Manual (after the first shot is complete, the user takes the second shot after matching the semi-transparent layers). To play back, users simply select 3D Photo or regular photo, and then images can be viewed on a 3D compatible TV or computer.

MPO Files (Multi Picture Format)
This is a file format that conforms to CIPA standards for treating multiple images as a single image file. With 3D Photo, the two images with a disparity between the left and right eyes are merged into a single image and recorded as a Multi Picture Format file.

Pet Mode (Scene Mode)*8
Dogs and cats are automatically detected. By selecting Pet-cat or Pet-dog modes, the camera will automatically detect cats or dogs and focus on their faces. Up to ten dog or cat faces can be detected.

Auto Shutter
Capture pets' cute expressions. With Auto Shutter, the camera will automatically shoot when a pet faces the camera head-on. With this function, users won't miss the whimsical antics of their pets. (Auto Shutter can detect only one pet.)

Eye-Fi Support*9
Eye-Fi cards are SDHC memory cards that contain an internal wireless LAN. Images can be wirelessly uploaded to picture services, online photo albums, and computers.

SNS Upload Function
This function allows images to be easily uploaded to services such as Facebook and Flickr.
After shooting, images users want to share can be added to a list, and then transferred to a computer. Images added to a list on a computer can be searched with a single touch and easily uploaded. (It is necessary to preinstall the included software, OLYMPUS Viewer2, on a computer.)

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For events and sports, fun for the whole family


The "Big Telephoto Set" including a 24x optical zoom camera, and binoculars
Announcing the OLYMPUS SZ-14 DX

Olympus Imaging (Haruo Ogawa, president) is proud to announce the OLYMPUS SZ-14 DX, on sale from late August 2012. The "Big Telephoto Set" includes the OLYMPUS SZ-14 compact digital camera equipped with a 24x optical ultra-zoom, and an 8x pair of binoculars.
Main Features

With the power of a 24x optical ultra-zoom and an 8x pair of binoculars, users can put intense close-ups in the palm of their hand
With the automatic shooting mode iAUTO*1, users simply point the camera at a subject to take beautiful, easy pictures
High-definition movies, and multi-motion supported image stabilization makes shooting beautiful movies even easier

The OLYMPUS SZ-14 DX "Big Telephoto Set" includes the OLYMPUS SZ-14 compact digital camera, equipped with a 24x optical zoom that fits in the palm of your hand, as well as an 8x pair of binoculars. With the combination of the camera's high-power lens and the binoculars, users can enjoy the double zoom, allowing them to capture the expressions on children's faces at school games and events, as well as the action of athletes at sporting events, with a level of detail not visible to the naked eye. Because the zoom of camera and binoculars can be used separately, this is a family set, perfect for travel, sporting events, museums and much more.
Sensor shift image stabilization and DUAL IS for high-sensitivity shooting provides compensates for camera shake when zooming. Additionally, the multi-motion supported image stabilization function reduces camera shake when shooting while walking or following a subject, enabling easy shooting of high-grade movies. Because the included binoculars are a compact, lightweight foldable-type, they are perfect for keeping baggage light and convenient during family outings.
*1 The intended shooting mode may not be used depending on the scene. When the camera cannot determine an optimal mode, shooting will switch to Program Auto.
Other Features

Equipped with Magic Filter, for a variety of amusing photo effects
460,000 dot, 3.0 type, large screen monitor for ease of viewing when shooting and viewing images
3D Photo function, for shooting 3D photos
Eye-Fi card compatible, for easily sharing and saving photos wirelessly
Supports HDMI output for high-quality image playback on a TV

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Olympus introduces Stylus SP-820UZ, SP-720UZ cameras and SZ-14 binocular bundle