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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Olympus introduces Stylus SP-820UZ, SP-720UZ cameras and SZ-14 binocular bundle

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Thought Olympus only made one camera named after a writing implement? Meet the Stylus SP-820UZ, announced alongside the less romantically titled SP-720UZ and the SZ-14 DX bundle. The Stylus (the only one we're expecting to see in the US) comes with a 14-megapixel CMOS tied to the same image engine you'll find inside the company's desirable PEN series. It's ideal for crazy cat people, since it comes with a Pet-face detection mode to ensure your hilarious cheezburger submissions are perfectly focused, and it's even got a series of magic filters to jazz 'em up further. The snapper uses AA batteries (a genius or insane move, depending on how cheaply you can pick 'em up at the store) and will arrive in September.

Meanwhile, the SP-720UZ includes a 26x optical lens perched in front of a 14-megapixel sensor with HDR backlit correction and high-speed shooting. The company's also outing the "Big Telephoto Set," combining a SZ-14 compact camera with a pair of binoculars for those who want to drag along a spotter. Both sets will be available in August, though Olympus has only confirmed US availability for the 820UZ, which is expected to retail for $330 in silver and black.

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