Olympus Announces Stylus 780 Compact Camera

Olympus Stylus 780 Compact Camera

Olympus announced today its newest Stylus 780 digital camera, touting technologies borrowed from the company’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 – 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 – 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 you’ve been with digital cameras for some time, you’d know that shutting off the LCD – and relying instead on the optical viewfinder when shooting – considerably lengthens battery life and your shooting hours.

[Via: Imaging Insider]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.