updated 12:50 pm EDT, Wed July 22, 2009
Olympus has announced the Stylus-7010, an upcoming compact camera. The model relies on a 12-megapixel sensor, backed by a TruePic III image processor. Distinguishing the 7010 from rivals is the presence of a 7x zoom lens, providing range equivalent to 28-196mm on a full-sized SLR sensor. Hardware image stabilization is handled through sensor-shift technology.
The camera uses a 2.7-inch LCD, and is equipped with tracking autofocus as well as some 23 shooting modes, which can be chosen automatically based on the type of shot detected. Also present are art filters and face detection, plus shadow compensation for backlit or underexposed shots. The 7010 is set to launch in August at a cost of approximately $200.