Olympus announces Stylus-XZ-10 enthusiast compact camera at CP+

By Swapnil Mathur | Published on 01 Feb 2013

Olympus announced a new enthusiast compact for the fashion conscious at CP+, while also unveiling a slight refresh for its existing XZ-2.

Olympus announces Stylus-XZ-10 enthusiast compact camera at CP+

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Olympus has just pulled the wraps off the Olympus Stylus XZ-10, their latest enthusiast compact camera to be sold alongside their current Stylus XZ-2 compact. The two cameras share much in common, but the XZ-10 isn’t merely a carbon copy.

For starters, the XZ-10 is designed primarily as a camera with a stylish statement. It is incredibly slim, and Olympus claims the XZ-10 is 40 percent smaller than the XZ-2 in terms of volume. It does still carry the same megapixel count as the XZ-2, the usual 12 megapixels, but swaps out the relatively larger 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor in the XZ-2 for a 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor. The XZ-10 also comes with improved optics as the lens is now sports a 5x optical zoom (26-130mm) with a maximum aperture range of f/1.8-2.7. The lens is not an optically stabilized one, but that’s because Olympus is using a sensor-shift mechanism to essentially offer the stabilization.

Other features of the XZ-10 include full 1080p HD video capture with stereo sound, HDR backlight adjustment for shooting against light, a 3-inch 920K dot super sensitive touch screen and manual controls for fast and easy adjustment.

In addition to the XZ-10, Olympus also announced that the XZ-2 will now also be available in a second colour, white, apart from the original black. While the XZ-2 will set you back £479.99 (roughly Rs. 41,000), the XZ-10 will be available from late March 2013 for just £349.99 (roughly Rs. 30,000), in black, brown or white.

Swapnil Mathur

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