Olympus debuts six new pocket digital cameras at CES 2010

Olympus unveiled not just one, but six new point-and-shoot digital cameras at CES 2010. Let's get started.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

Olympus unveiled not just one, but six new point-and-shoot digital cameras at CES 2010. Let's get started.

Starting with the FE-4020 (pictured above) and FE-47, both cameras have 14-megapixel resolution, 5x optical zoom and record AVI movie clips. Some of the joint features also include AF Tracking (monitors fast-moving options while keeping the photo bright and as sharp as possible), shadow adjustment and Intelligent Auto mode.

The differences come down to the lenses (FE-4020's 4x wide, 26mm lens vs. FE-47's 5x, 36mm lens) and the batteries (4020 on lithium-ion, 47 on a pair of AAs).

The Stylus Tough 3000 lives up to its name (well, hopefully). This 12-megapixel, durable camera claims to be shockproof (up to five feet), waterproof (up to 10 feet underwater) and freezeproof (up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit; -10 degrees Celsius). It also shoots 720p HD video clips through the 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom lens, which can be transferred from the pocket cam directly to an HDTV an HDMI cable.

Finally, there's the trio of new Stylus line cameras. All three of these 14-megapixel resolution cameras support SD/SDHC cards, feature wide-angle lenses (7x on the 7040 and 7030 or 5x on the 5010), and come with a host of preset functions, including Magic Filter (which all of the new cameras here have). Magic allows photographers to apply four different kinds of special effects on their photos: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish-Eye or Drawing. Sounds like it could be fun.

The Stylus 7040 and 5010 both shoot 720p HD video, whereas the Stylus 7030 shoots AVI clips with sound (either 640x480 or 320x240 resolution and 15 or 30 fps).

Gizmodo has kindly tacked all three press releases together in one place. And since everything above is a lot of information to get down quickly, here's a quick rundown of two of the most important specs:


  • FE-47: $149.99, January 2010
  • FE-4020: $119.99, February 2010
  • Stylus Tough 3000: $229.99, February 2010
  • Stylus 7040: $249.99, February 2010
  • Stylus 7030: $199.99, February 2010
  • Stylus 5010: $199.99, February 2010

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