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Olympus added to its Stylus line today, introducing the 12-megapixel Stylus 7010. The Stylus 7010, like the Stylus 7000 before it, packs a 7x optical zoom lens, TruePic III image processor, and sensor-shift image stabilization into a diminutive 1-inch frame.
At $199.99, the Olympus Stylus 7010 is considerably less expensive than the Stylus 7000, which lists for $279.99. The difference in price comes with a reduction in screen size, down to a 2.7-inch display on the 7010. The 7010’s condensed screen is, however, composed of the same 230,000 pixels of resolution.
Olympus’s new digicam adds a host of features to attract point-and-shooters. AF Tracking keeps watch on fast-moving subjects, adjusting focus and brightness accordingly. The Stylus-7010 also includes new “Magic Filters,” adding special effects such as Pop Art, Fish Eye and Pin Hole to photos. A new “OR” (Olympus Recommended) button puts these filters and other features easily within reach.
The Olympus 7010 also inherits much of the standard Stylus feature set, with dual image stabilization, a Beauty Mode, in-camera panorama and Intelligent Auto mode. It will be available in four colors, including red, instead of three.
The Olympus Stylus 7010 is slated for sale in August.