Olympus has introduced a new compact camera which features the same retro styling as its PEN series of compact system cameras.
The Stylus SH-1 is the world’s only digital compact camera to feature 5-axis optical image stabilisation for both stills and full HD videos.
The camera features a leather-look grip and metal body, with plenty of dials and buttons for quick handling.
Aside from classic looks, the SH-1 features a 24x optical zoom, which offers an equivalent of 25mm to 600mm (in 35mm terms) and a 16 million-pixel sensor.
Other specifications include a three-inch touchscreen and inbuilt Wi-Fi.
The Olympus SH-1 price will be £349.99/approx US$583/approx AU$630, and it should be available from the end of April.
One more thing
Today Olympus also announced a new Tough camera to sit at the top of its rugged line-up.
The TG-3 includes a 4x optical zoom lens, with a wide maximum aperture of f/2.0 at its widest point. The camera also features the same TruePic VII image processor as found in Olympus’ high-end OM-D E-M1 interchangeable lens camera.
In another first, the camera includes the world’s first-ever macro mode to feature four settings in one: Advanced Super Macro Mode comprises of Microscope Mode, Microscope Control Mode, Focus Stacking Mode and Focus Bracketing Mode.
Its tough credentials include shockproofing from 2.1 metres, up to 100kg crushproofing, freezeproofing down to -10 degrees and waterproof to a depth of 15 metres.
The TG-3 also includes Full HD video recording and inbuilt Wi-Fi.
The Olympus TG-3 price will also be £349.99/approx US$583/approx AU$630, but it will be available from June.