Olympus Stylus 840, 1010, 1020 update Stylus lineup

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With the release of the Stylus 840, Stylus 1010, and Stylus 1020, Olympus brings Dual Image Stabilization and sharp 2.7-inch LCDs to their Stylus line of premium compact cameras.

Olympus Stylus Cameras

All three new models feature sensor-shift image stabilization in addition to ISO boost functionality. The 8.0 megapixel, 5x zoom Stylus 840 and 10.1 megapixel, 7x zoom Stylus 1010 and 1020 all use Olympus’s TruePic III image processor – developed for the company’s DSLRs – which promises improved high-ISO performance and better color reproduction.

Each model comes in several high-style body colors with illuminated buttons, and features the latest soft features (including dual-mode face detection, in-camera panorama when using an xD-Picture Card, and Olympus’s somewhat cryptic Perfect Shot Preview). The Stylus 1020 adds a premium glossy finish not seen in the other models, as well as an improved HyperCrystal II LCD.

Olympus Stylus Cameras

The new Stylus models also sport Olympus’s Shadow Adjustment Technology, which optimizes dynamic range to prevent loss of shadow detail in high-contrast shooting situations. Unlike some implementations, the approach compensates shots in real time while in shooting mode, meaning the effects are visible on-screen.

While Olympus has been the lone hold-out for xD-only memory support, the new Stylus models come equipped with an adapter allowing users to choose the more common microSD format as well.

The Olympus Stylus 840 will be available this month, with the 1010 and 1020 following in March. Estimated street prices are $249.99 for the 840, $299.99 for the 1010, and $349.99 for the 1020.

Olympus Stylus 840 specifications:

Olympus Stylus Cameras

Sensor 8.0 megapixel, 1/2.35" CCD
Zoom 5x (36-180mm) zoom, f/3.3-5.0
LCD/Viewfinder 2.7", 230K-pixel HyperCrystal LCD with Backlight Boost
Sensitivity ISO 64-1600
Shutter Speed 4-1/2000 seconds
Shooting Modes Auto, Program, Sensor-Shift Stabilization, Scene, Movie
Scene Presets Portrait, Landscape, Landscape-Portrait, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select 1, Shoot & Select 2, Beach & Snow, Pre-Capture Movie
White Balance Settings Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash
Metering Modes Digital ESP, Spot, Face Detection AE
Focus Modes iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, Macro, Super Macro
Drive Modes Normal, High Speed
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill, Forced Off
Self Timer Settings
12 seconds, Off
Memory Formats xD-Picture Card, microSD (with supplied adapter)
Internal Memory
14.8 MB
File Formats JPEG, Motion JPEG
Max. Image Size 3248×2436
Max. Video Size
640×480, 30 fps
Zoom During Video Not Specified
Battery Lithium-ion rechargeable
Connections USB 2.0, AV output
Additional Features Dual Image Stabilization, TruePic III processor, Face Detection, Perfect Shot Preview, Shadow Adjustment Technology, In-Camera Panorama

Olympus Stylus 1010/1020 specifications:

Olympus Stylus Cameras

Sensor 10.1 megapixel, 1/2.33" CCD
Zoom 7x (37-260mm) zoom, f/3.5-5.3
LCD/Viewfinder 2.7", 230K-pixel HyperCrystal LCD with Backlight Boost (Stylus 1010); 2.7", 230K-pixel HyperCrystal II LCD with Backlight Boost (Stylus 1020)
Sensitivity ISO 80-1600
Shutter Speed 4-1/2000 seconds
Shooting Modes Auto, Program, Sensor-Shift Stabilization, Scene, Movie
Scene Presets Portrait, Landscape, Landscape-Portrait, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select 1, Shoot & Select 2, Beach & Snow, Pre-Capture Movie, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro
White Balance Settings Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash
Metering Modes Digital ESP, Spot, Face Detection AE
Focus Modes iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, Macro, Super Macro
Drive Modes Normal, High Speed
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill, Forced Off
Self Timer Settings
12 seconds, Off
Memory Formats xD-Picture Card, microSD (with supplied adapter)
Internal Memory
14.7 MB
File Formats JPEG, Motion JPEG
Max. Image Size 3648×2736
Max. Video Size
640×480, 30 fps
Zoom During Video Not Specified
Battery Lithium-ion rechargeable, 925 mAh
Connections USB 2.0, AV output
Additional Features Dual Image Stabilization, TruePic III processor, Face Detection, Perfect Shot Preview, Shadow Adjustment Technology, In-Camera Panorama

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