Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Olympus Stylus XZ-10 iHS Camera

Olympus has just announced the release of its new compact camera, Stylus XZ-10 iHS. The camera features a DSLR-quality Image Processor, a cutting-edge 12MP BSI CMOS sensor, 26-130mm equivalent F1.8-2.7 lens, a 3" 920K dot touch screen, continuous shooting mode, built-in flash, 1080P full HD movie function, 11 art filters with 5 art effects, and a set of manual controls that includes a customizable control ring around the lens. The camera will be available in March for $399.99.


Olympus Stylus XZ-10 iHS accessories available at BestBatt.com:
1. LI-50B battery;
2. LI-50C battery charger;
3. F-2AC charger.

Specifications

Product TypeProduct typeCompact digital camera
MemorySD Memory Card(SDHC, SDXC, *UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi
 * UHS-I :Available for 104MB/s
Screen size6.150 mm (H) x 4.612 mm (v)
Image Pickup UnitProduct type1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
Pixels number (Effective Pixels number, Total no. of pixel)/Total no. of pixels/Aspect ratio12 million pixels / Approx. 12.76 million pixels / 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction-
Filter arrayPrimary color filter (RGB)
LensStructure10elements in 8groups
Aspheric6 sides
Focal length(35mm equivalent)4.7mm to 23.5mm(26mm to 130mm)
Maximum aperture1.8-2.7
Optical zoom5x
Super Resolution Zoom2x
Digital tele
Imaging rangeW:10cm to infinity,T:30cm to infinity
Super Macro:1cm to 60cm,Wide-angle edge fixing
Recording(Still)Recording formatDCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File formatRAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size[RAW] 3968 x 2976 pixels
[JPEG] 3968 x 2976 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File SizeRAW: 4032(H)x3024(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB
Set1(LF): 4032(H)x3024(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.9MB
Set2(LN): 4032(H)x3024(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Set4(SN): 10
Image stabilizerSystem Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
mode1 modes (IS:2 dimensional activation ), OFF
IS for Finder Image-
Setting of Focusing length-
Manual Function-
Effective compensation range-
Shutter speed range-
FinderFinder type-
 Displayed Grid-
 FinderStyle-
Brightness control/Colour temperature-
 EyeCup-
Live ViewLive View (Description for OJ)Field of view : 100%, 
Reflection of Exposure, 
WB, 
Shadow adjustment and face detect mode, 
Grid Line Mode, 
Histogram Mode, 
Magnified View Mode, 
OFF Mode
 TypeImage Sensor type
Field of view100%
Display ModeNormal Mode, Grid Line Mode(4 types), Histogram Mode, Off
Magnification Ratio-
Monitor informationAperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check,  Internal Temperature Warning, Face  Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area
Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP, 
Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition, Super-ResZOOM, Battery check
Display of Face DetectionMax 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.
MonitorMonitor type3.0-inch monitor*8
  *8: Approx. 920k dots, Touch control in resistance film Type 
Touch functionTouch shutter release, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback,  PhotoSession
Tilting angle-
Brightness control/Colour temperature±2 levels / ±7 levels
Color settingVivid / Natural
Vivid / Natural
FocusingAF imager AF
Focus modeSingle AF (S-AF) / SuperMacro Mode 
Advance AFOnly movie mode is available.
Maginified Spot AF-
Face priority AF/Eye Detect AFAvailable
Face priority AF : OFF / Face priority mode
Focusing point/Focusing point selection35-area multiple AF / All target, Single target
AF illuminatorAvailable
AF lock
Manual Focus Assist-
AF tracking-
Exposure Control (Still)Metering systemDigital ESP metering , Center weighted average metering, Spot metering
Target frame linkage light measurement Available
Metering EV -3 - 17 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering)
Exposure mode(1) i Auto (2) P: Programme AE (3) A: Aperture priority AE
(4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6)Photo Story (7)Scene select  AE (8) Art Filter
Scene select AEPortrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport,Hand-HeldStarlight, Night, Night + Portrait,  Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multiplex exposure, Beach & Snow, 
 HDR 
ISO sensitivityAUTO ISO 100 - 6400  (customizable, Default 100-1600)
Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 EV steps 
Exposure Compensation Ranfe±3 EV in 1/3 EV steps 
AE lockLocked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1)
Metering standard value adjustment
ShutterProduct typeLens shutter
Shutter speed1/2000 - 30 sec.
FlashFlash intensity control methodTTL Auto, Auto, Manual
Built-in flashAvailable
Bundled flash-
ModeAuto, Red-eye reduction,  Fill-in, Off, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync, Full,1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64
Synchronization speed-
Flash intensity controlUp to ±3 EV in 0.3 EV step
Compatible external flash-
Colour Temperature5500±400°K
External Flash control mode-
Wireless Flash ControlCompatible external flash-
Control type-
External Flash intensity type-
Channel No. -
Group No.-
Remote FlashControl typeBuilt-in flash
External Flash intensity typeTTL Auto
Channel No. 1ch 
Group No.1ch, 1Groups (External flash : 1group )
DriveDrive modeSingle-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, High-speed shooting, BKT, Self-timer
Sequential shooting  maximum speed5fps(Sequiential shooting)、15fps(High-speed shootingu)
Max. recordable pictures
on sequential shooting
200shots
Self-timerOperation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Wireless remote controlNot Available
BracketingExposure bracketing3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing-
Flash bracketing-
ISO bracketing-
Art Filter bracketing-
Art FilterModePop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
  Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)
  Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
  Light Tone ( - / d.)
  Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.)
  Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
  Diorama ( - / d.)
  Cross Proscess (I, II / b.c.d.)
  Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
  Dramatic Tone (I, II / b.c.d.e.)
  Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
 Art Effecta. Soft Focus Effect
  b. Pin-Hole Effect
  c. White Edge Effect
  d. Frame Effect
  e. Star Light Effect
Photo SessionStandard (Type I、II、III、IV)
Speed (2Pics、4Pics、5Pics)
Zoom In/Out (Type I、II)
Fun Frame (Instant、Film、Square)
MovieRecording formatMOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
Movie Mode Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 30p(29.97fps)Recording
            18Mbps,  Aspect 16:9 
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30p(29.97fps)Recording
               9Mbps,  Aspect 16:9 
HS:120fps/720p/24Mbps/20秒
HS:240fps/432x324/16Mbps/20秒
Maximum Recording TimeFull HD:29min, HD:29min
Full HD:29分, HD:29分
Movie Function-
IS for MovieOK/Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS, IS1 mode only)
AE LockAvailable
Exposure Control(Movie)(1) i Auto (2) P: Programme AE (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE 
(5) M: Manual  (6) C1: Custom1 AE  8) SCN: SCN AE 
(9) Art Filter: ART Filtr AE
 * S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.
 * C1/ C2 : Registered Mode is followed.
File SizeMOV Format : Max 4GB
Recording(Sound)Recording formatWave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
 Mic/SpeakerStereo/Mono
 Mic functionWind Noise Reduction, Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
Maximum Recording TimePicture with Sound: 4sec.
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
White BalanceWB modeAuto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis   * Except for Custom WB
Auto WB system
Preset white balance7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)
   - Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), 
CWB (Kelvin setting)1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature, 2000K to 14000K.
One-touch white balance2 custom settings can be registered
Colour ModeColour spacesRGB
Picture ModeModeVivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Art Filters
GradationAuto, Normal, High Key, Low Key     [except Art Flters]
Adjustment parameter4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)
Filter effectNeutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
Picture tone-
Noise Filterat High ISO settingOff, Low, Standard, High
Noise Reductionat Slow shutter speedOff, On, Auto
  On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.
  Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)
Multi ExposureNumber of picture/Functions2 frames / Auto gain, Live View
Multi AspectAspect Ratio4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 
ProcessRAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio
Level GaugeDetection-
One push Tele-converter  -
Super-ResZOOMx2:Super-ResZOOM
PlaybackPlayback modeSingle-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25 frames),  Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow *(with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
     * Slideshow : Still/Movie/Still+Movie,   When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can be selectable.(Still)
Information displayHistogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
MenuLanguages39 languages selectable : 
   - Japanese, English, French, Germany, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Czech, Danish, Polish, Dutch, Portuguese(por), Portuguese(bra), 
Norwegian, Finnish,Croatian, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Serbian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Malay, Thai, Hebrew
Reset & custom settingCustom mode1 settings recordable
Image EditingEditing functionRAW development, Gradation auto, Red-eye fix, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Postrecording
RAW picture editingRAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
JPEG editingShadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Aspect, Black&White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait
Image Overlay-
Erasing functionSingle frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)
Protect functionSingle frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
PrintPrint functionPrint reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Input/OutputUSB/Video/RemoteContoroller connectorDedicated multi-connector     [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed,  Video: NTSC/PAL selectable.]
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment-
Accessory attachment-
 PC interfaceUSB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV interfaceHDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
DC-in-
Power RequirementsBatteryLi-50B Li-ion battery (included)
Power battery holderNot Available
AC/DC AdaptorF-3AC
Sleep modeAvailable (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
No. of recordable pictures 
(with 50% flash light)
240 shots
Dimensions/WeightDimensions 102.4mm (W) x61.1mm (H) x34.3mm (D) 
  [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
WeightApprox. 221g     [CIPA with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
Operating EnvironmentTemperature0 ~ +40℃ (operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (storage)
Humidity30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Box contentsBox contentsBody,Li-50B , F2AC , USB/Video Multi cable, Touch Pen,Hand strap, 
CD-ROM(ib and OLYMPUS Viewer2), Instruction manual, Warranty card.
Splash proofSplash proofNo
Exterior  MaterialMetal
Color Universal design
CUD
 
Super control panelInformation (shooting)-
Live controlInformation (shooting)Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,
Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, 
NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size, 
Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, 
AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio
Live GuideSetting MenuColor saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.


Press Release

THE OLYMPUS STYLUS XZ-10® iHS PROVES LESS IS MORE WITH LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH PERFORMANCE

New Ultra-Portable, Ultra-Bright High-End Compact Puts Power in Your Pocket at an Affordable Price

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 19, 2013 – Olympus refines its X-Series with the extremely compact and lightweight Olympus STYLUS XZ-10, which incorporates many of the same high-performance features of the flagship STYLUS XZ-2 in a stealthier body. The new high-end compact is an ideal combination of optical brilliance and usability in a pocket-sized design that blends a super-bright f1.8 to 2.7 zoom lens, pro-style manual settings, ISO 6400, 12-Megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and powerful TruePic VI image processor.

Its flexible 26-130mm* wide-angle iZuiko® Digital 5x optical zoom lens with excellent brightness, even at its maximum zoom, fits into a body that is about 40 percent smaller by volume** than its predecessor. Olympus’s advanced iHS image processing technology, and a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor combine with the large-aperture lens to deliver high-sensitivity, low noise and blazing auto-focus performance that translates to excellent image quality from a compact camera. Even at high ISO settings, iHS technologies deliver low noise and radiant colors with crisp details and rich gradation in both dark and light parts of the frame.

XZ-10 upgrades include 120fps high-speed HD movie recording and Photo Story, which shoots a group of still photos straight into attractive, pre-prepared layouts that are ready for sharing via FlashAir™ without the need for more work on a computer. Modes like the popular Handheld Starlight Mode with Flash make blur-free shooting without a tripod possible even in difficult lighting, and HDR Backlight Adjustment for ideal exposure when shooting against the light.

Just like the STYLUS flagship XZ-2, the XZ-10 has a customizable control ring around the lens so users can adjust key settings such as aperture and exposure time manually without having to take their eye off the subject. Alternatively, users can assign ISO or metering to the Fn button on the back of the camera to ensure quick, easy handling on the go.

Basic operations and settings of the Olympus STYLUS XZ-10, starting with touch controls and Live Guide, as well as a graphic user interface, will be familiar to Olympus PEN® and OM-D™ shooters. Instantly activate the Touch AF Shutter function to select the subject you want to focus on and activate the shutter simply by touching (no swivel), 920,000 dot LCD screen. With a tap of the finger, it can focus on fast-moving subjects and trigger the shot.

In addition to superior still image quality, the 1080p Full HD Movie capability with stereo sound captures movies in the best quality currently available in compact cameras. Multi-Motion Movie IS image stabilization corrects for the common gradual camera shake that occurs when shooting on the move, delivering more stable, higher-quality movies. Beautiful movies can be shot even longer with a 1920 x 1080 High-Definition size and MOV/H.264 movie compression that has an excellent compatibility with computers.

Users can easily share their images on a big-screen HDTV in high definition using an optional HDMI cable or on their social networks using the Olympus Image Share smartphone application (via optional Toshiba FlashAir SDHC card or optional Eye-Fi Card).

*35mm equivalent.
**Based on external dimensions.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus STYLUS XZ-10 will be available in late March 2013, and ships with a USB Cable, Video Cable, Li-Ion Battery Pack, Li-Ion Battery Charger, Shoulder Strap, OLYMPUS ib® software CD-ROM, Manuals and Registration card.

Estimated Street Price: $399.99 (Available in black)

For a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus website: http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/xz-10.html

Journalists interested in more information, review units or high-resolution images of the Olympus STYLUS XZ-10 should contact Keith Gordon, Mullen Public Relations, 212-885-3218, keith.gordon@mullen.com, or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus Imaging America Inc., 484-896-5719, jennifer.colucci@olympus.com, or visit the Olympus website: http://asset.olympusamerica.com/login/.

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