Olympus announced today its newest Stylus 780 digital camera, touting technologies borrowed from the companyâ€™s next-generation DSLRs such as the TruePic III image processor for superior image quality with truer-to-life color and the new Shadow Adjustment Technology which enables users to preview and capture details that are hidden within shadows â€“ intended for outside shots in bright sun when dark shadows are prevalent or shooting in backlit situations.
The 7.1-megapixel Stylus 780 sports a stylish compact body that features a 5x optical zoom. It also boasts of a Dual Image Stabilization â€“ combining a true mechanical sensor-shift system that adjusts the CCD image sensor to counteract camera shake, and a faux pas image stabilization that actually just raises the ISO setting coupled with a faster shutter speed to freeze the action and risk introducing image noise.
The new compact has a big 2.5-inch LCD screen. Sadly, Olympus follows the current trend of doing away with an optical viewfinder, relying solely on the LCD for image composition. If youâ€™ve been with digital cameras for some time, youâ€™d know that shutting off the LCD â€“ and relying instead on the optical viewfinder when shooting â€“ considerably lengthens battery life and your shooting hours.
[Via: Imaging Insider]