Olympus launches a new digital camera, the SZ-31MR iHS with a long-zoom lens and the iHS Technology. In fact, the SZ-31MR looks just like the new SZ-12/SZ-14 but of course it gets more functions and features. With a compact and lightweight body, the camera sports a 24x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and a 16 Megapixel back-illuminated sensor. The new iHS (Intelligent, High-Sensitivity and High-Speed) technologies are there to deliver “excellent images and videos in the most challenging backlit and low light conditions.” It even offers 48x Super-Resolution Zoom in case you need to get closer to your subject.
The 16 Megapixel SZ-31MR supports Multi-Recording that simultaneously captures 1080p HD video and full resolution still images, and 10 fps high-speed burst shooting. It is equipped with dual DSLR-grade TruePic V image processor to improve low-light performance, speed up camera response time, enhance scene and subject recognition and double zoom magnification without sacrificing image quality. Olympus’ new ultra zoom camera include Dual Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift IS + High ISO up to 6400) to capture clear, blur-free images, and Backlight HDR Adjustment to deliver perfectly exposed images even shooting into backlight.
The SZ-31MR also provides Smart Panorama mode, Beauty Mode with Make-up, Intelligent Auto with up to 30 different scenes as well as the Hand-held Starlight mode that captures multiple images and stitches them together into a single, crisp photo. It is also capable of 3D image shooting. Magic Art Filters are also available for you to express your creativity. The camera has a 3-inch HyperCrystal III LCD display and HDMI output for showing images and videos on HDTV. It supports SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS up to 128GB.
To be released in April, the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS will be available for $399.99 in silver and black.