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Olympus outs waterproof, entry-level digital cameras

updated 06:55 pm EDT, Tue June 15, 2010

Olympus shows X-560WP, T100 digital cameras

Olympus has unveiled two new digital cameras on Tuesday, the the waterproof, 10-megapixel X-560WP and the entry-level, 12-megapixel T100. The former can capture photos at depths of up to 10 feet, and carries automatic scene detection, face detection up to 16 faces and an auto-correction mode to improve shadows or red eye.

It otherwise has AF tracking and a 3X optical zoom. Digital image stabilization is built-in and there are 18 shooting modes. SD and xD memory cards store content. The camera is available for $160.

The T100 also has a 3X optical zoom and AF tracking; its face detection tracks as many as 12 faces. The photos are framed and viewed on a 2.4-inch LCD. Videos record at VGA resolution. Either new camera has a built-in help guide. Pricing for the T100 hasn't been revealed. [via LetsGoDigital]

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  1. Eccent

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    Old news?

    Amazon has the Olympus X-560WP

    Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003


    http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-X-560WP-Digital-compact-supported/dp/B002TF7TTO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276643564&sr=8-1

  1. Eccent

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    Joined: Dec 1999

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    Old news?

    http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Digital-Camera-Optical-Silver/dp/B0036VNPLQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276643693&sr=8-4

    Olympus T-100 12MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.4 inch LCD (Silver)

    Date first available at Amazon.com: March 1, 2010

  1. aafuss

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    T-100 already out in Australia

    T-100 already out in Australia0-has been available here for several months now.

  1. Fast iBook

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    In some cases....

    In some cases, the new products can only be ordered online, and don't show up in retail locations till a week or month later. I dunno if that was the case here, but since olympus cameras are pretty ahead of the curve in engineering, any new product that puts improved features at a much lower, even entry level prices/models, is news. If your camera isn't waterproof, it can die in rain or even high humidity.

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