Olympus brings a new compact long-zoom digital camera, the SZ-12 (known as SZ-14 in Europe and Australia) featuring a powerful 24x optical zoom lens with 25mm wide angle that utilizes high performance ED glass (Extra-low Dispersion glass) and Olympus’ double-sided aspherical lens technology. To deliver clear images even in low light, the camera offers the Dual Image Stabilization, combing sensor-shift image stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds.
The SZ-12 sports a 14 Megapixel image sensor and a 3-inch LCD display. It is equipped wit TruePic III+ image processor and supports high-speed 7fps sequential shooting. Using the Super Macro mode, the SZ-12 can focus as close as 3cm away. At the front of the camera you can find the new, retro-chic “smart grip” that helps you hold the camera securely cutting out blur caused by imperceptible camera shake. In addition to Scene Mode that select the best settings for you to take shots, the SZ-12 also includes Magic Art Filters for adding special effects to images and videos. Its Telephoto Macro captures all the rich detail of small subjects like flowers from inches away.
The Olympus SZ-12 captures videos in HD 720P resolution and provides HDMI output so you can bring pictures and videos taken to a HDTV to share with your friends and families. The SZ-12 will be available in March in silver, black and red for $199.99.