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Olympus launches 50x superzoom with unique 'Eagle-Eye' gun sight

Steve Dent, @stevetdent
January 29, 2014
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Not only has Olympus unveiled the Stylus SP-100 with a whopping 50x optical zoom lens, it's also tackled one of the biggest issues in using such cameras: losing a moving subject. The new model is equipped with what the company calls its "eagle-eye" dot-sight located just above the viewfinder, which projects a target onto a semi-transparent mirror below the flash, as shown in the photo after the break. That way, you can keep a bead on your photographic prey (the tech is also used on gun-sights) without needing to zoom out, which could make the difference between nailing or losing a shot. The rest of the specs include a 1/2.3-inch 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with a TruePic VII processor, 7 fps burst speed with a small six-frame buffer, a 24-1,200 (35mm equivalent) f/2.9-6.5 lens, a 3-inch (460K-dot) LCD, 920K-dot EVF and 1080/60p Full HD video. It'll arrive in March for $400 or so and while it might not be the biggest superzoom out there, at least you may actually catch Junior's winning goal.

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