Thursday, January 25, 2007

Olympus release 18x zoom camera

Olympus have just announced the world's first 18x zoom camera. The SP-550 UZ ultrazoom goes from a wide-angle 28mm, to 'super-zoom' (read 'you'd better have steady hands') 504mm range. Fortunately for those of us 'tremblies', it also features CCD-shift image stabilisation, and an ISO range that extends to, wait for it, 5000!

At 365g it's not a lightweight, and its 116 x 78.5 x 78mm won't fit in your shirt pocket, but managing to squeeze an 18x zoom into a package that small is quite an achievement. Visit dpreview for full specifications and more detailed images.

No comments: