Olympus on Tuesday announced the Stylus XZ-10, a very pocketable point-and-shoot that’ll be available in the U.S. in late March for $399. This is essentially the bigger XZ-2 crammed into a very attractive smaller body, meaning you’ll still get a quality experience you can more easily tote around on vacation.
The XZ-10 includes a 12-megapixel backlit 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and TruePic VI image processor, f/1.8 to 2.7 26-130mm wide angle zoom lens, manual options and ISO 6400. Pretty commendable specs in such a tiny body; all these combined promise to produce excellent image quality with low noise results, so even low light situations will look crisp.
Just like the XZ-2, Olympus’s new shooter has a customizable control ring around the lens so users can quickly adjust important settings, such as aperture and exposure time without having to jump into menus. In addition, you can assign ISO and metering to the camera’s Fn button on the back, giving users even more convenience when shooting in different situations.
Other features include 1080p Full HD video recording, 120fps high-speed HD, a Photo Story mode, 3-inch Touch AF and an HDMI output so you can view your shots on a TV. It looks pretty fantastic; if you’ve ever held or seen the XZ-2, Olympus has managed to reimagine that experience into a smaller package while retaining that quality, which in of itself is an accomplishment.