Olympus introduces its new flagship compact prosumer digital camera, the Stylus XZ-10. Replacing the XZ-2 launched last September, the new model keeps the same solid design and is 40% smaller in size. The shooter comes with a longer range lens and adds the new PHOTO STORY function. Like the XZ-1 and XZ-2, the new camera features the customizable Control Ring that allows users to adjust camera settings and functions easily in different modes.
The new XZ-10 features iHS technology and FAST AF system. It comes equipped with a 12 Megapixel backside illuminated CMOS image sensor and PEN-class TruePic VI image processor, offering Intelligence, High-Sensitivity, and High Speed performance. It sports 26mm-130mm f/1.8-2.5 iZUIKO 5x Zoom Lens. There are sensor-shift and digital dual image stabilization and high ISO of 6400 for reducing image blur, and Multi Motion movie stabilization. The Handheld Night shooting mode is ideal for capturing night scenes and peoples, and High-Speed Movie mode is for slow-motion playback of quickly moving subjects. You can also find Super Macro mode for shooting at a minimum of 1cm distance.
The Stylus XZ-10 features the new PHOTO STORY function that allows users to express themselves by capturing a scene from multiple viewpoint and combine them into one single image. It also has 11 Art Filters and 5 Art Effects. Other than iAUTO modes with 29 scenes, the camera also provides PASM modes for advanced users. It records Full HD 1080p video at 30fps with stereo sound and provides HDMI output. It comes with a 3-inch touch panel for easy operation and touch focus.
The XZ-10 can be used with Toshiba’s FlashAir card for wireless photo sharing with smartphones using the IO.Share app. Olympus also adds a fixed grip for better holding. The camera will be released in late February in black, brown and white colors.