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The seven megapixel Olympus SP-510UZ

Evan Blass

Olympus just dropped a new 7.1 megapixel member of the Ultra Zoom family on us, and this is one shooter that thrives at night. Although it's got a fairly impressive maximum ISO of 1600 and a very impressive 10x optical zoom at full resolution, the real fun comes when you step the SP-510UZ down to 3 megapixels; at that res, you can bump the ISO all the way up to 4000 and employ a special Fine Zoom of 15x -- you know, for late night sporting events and such. Like its 6 megapixel predecessor, the SP-500UZ, this model also sports a 2.5-inch LCD, digital image stabilization, and support for those same damn xD cards that would seem to encourage consumers to turn to other brands. Still, if this sounds like your type of cam, you'll be able to pick one up in September for around $490.

[Via Digital Camera Review]

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