Jan 31, 2013– Tokyo, Japan  (Techreleased) – Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Haruo Ogawa) is proud to announce the OLYMPUS STYLUS SZ-16. This camera packs a 24x, high-powered optical zoom lens, and 16 megapixel*1 CMOS sensor into a stylish body for a camera that feels like a SLR in a compact body. It is scheduled to go on sale from February 8, 2013.

Main Features

  1. Equipped with a 25mm*2 wide-angle to 24x optical zoom lens. Blurring during zoom photography is doubly reduced with DUAL IS*3.
  2. With iHS Technology made possible by the combination of the 16 megapixel high-sensitivity, high-speed CMOS sensor and the high-performance TruePic image processor, high sensitivity, low noise, high-speed AF, and a fast start-up have been achieved.
  3. Simple, beautiful photos are possible due to iAUTO, Magic Filter*4, and Beauty Mode*5 mode.

The STYLUS S series packs a large zoom range into a compact body, equal to that of large and heavy telephoto lenses on SLR cameras, for shooting everything from everyday scenery to concerts, sporting events, and other scenes. The S series is perfect for keeping luggage light while traveling, and the zoom is excellent for shooting graduation ceremonies, as well as school and professional sporting events.

The OLYMPUS STYLUS SZ-16 is equipped with a 16 megapixel, high-sensitivity, high-speed CMOS sensor, and a high-performance image processing engine. The combination of these features makes iHS Technology possible, for high-sensitivity, low-noise, and high-speed AF. Since the STYLUS SZ-16 is equipped with a 24x (48x at Super Resolution) optical zoom lens from 25mm wide-angle to 600mm*2 telephoto, it is perfect for capturing far-away subjects up close, such as children’s expressions during graduation ceremonies or school plays, or close-up action of athletes at sporting events. With shift-type image stabilization and DUAL IS for high-sensitivity shooting, camera shake is effectively compensated for during telephoto shooting. Since users can approach subjects up to 40 cm away with a 600mm equivalent telephoto lens, backgrounds of flowers, etc. can be blurred for an effect that is usually found only on SLR cameras. Multi Motion image stabilization powerfully reduces slow, strong camera shake that occurs when shooting a movie while walking, making the STYLUS SZ-16 perfect for capturing scenery while walking on trips, or following a child walking during a graduation ceremony.
The STYLUS SZ-16 is also equipped with the popular Magic Filter and Beauty Mode. With a single touch, users can capture a photo or movie that is a bit different than the normal image, and make subjects look more beautiful for a lasting impression. With Pet Mode*6, the camera automatically detects pets’ (dogs and cats) faces and snaps a photo at the best moment, making the STYLUS SZ-16 an enjoyable camera not only for special events, but everyday life as well.

DUAL IS Image Stabilization
DUAL IS is image stabilization that counteracts the direction of camera shake by moving the CMOS sensor via a shift-type image stabilization mechanism, and uses digital SLR algorithms. By using this function in combination with high-sensitivity shooting, camera shake and subject blur is effectively reduced, providing double image stabilization.

iHS Technology
iHS Technology stands for “intelligence”, “high-speed”, and “high-sensitivity”.With the combination of the high-sensitivity, high-speed sensor, and the high-performance TruePic image processor developed for the OLYMPUS PEN, high sensitivity, low noise, high-speed AF, and a fast start-up have been achieved. Even in backlit, or nighttime scenes, the camera can beautifully capture images, just as they are seen by the human eye. High-speed processing allows for inclusion of the Hand-held starlight mode and the HDR backlit correction, which quickly captures multiple images with a single shot at different exposures and automatically merges them into a single image. With Super Resolution technology, double the digital zoom is available, with virtually no image degradation. As an Intelligence technology, iAUTO can automatically detect up to 29 different scenes.

Full High-Definition Movies (MOV/H.264)*7
With a 1920 x 1080 High-definition size, and MOV/H.264 movie compression for excellent compatibility with computers, longer, more beautiful movies can be recorded. With a dedicated movie button, starting and stopping movies is easy with a single touch.
The STYLUS SH-50 is also equipped with Multi-Motion Movie IS image stabilization. In combination with hybrid 5-axis movie IS (for the first time on a compact digital camera), gradual camera shake that commonly occurs when shooting a movie while walking is compensated for, allowing users to more fully enjoy shooting beautiful, high-quality movies. With an available 240 fps*8 shooting speed, movies appear as slow motion in playback.

Magic Filter
The popular Magic Filter offers 11 different filters to choose from: Dramatic, Fragmented, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Sparkle, Miniature, and Reflection. Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature and Reflection, can also be used when shooting movies.

Beauty Mode
Beauty Mode allows users to apply the desired makeup effect to up to three people at the same time during shooting or playback, and to register 3 favorite patterns of makeup for ease of use.
This function offers a full range of different makeup effects that will make women happy. In a menu screen designed to be similar to a cosmetic palette, effects such as blush, eye shadow, false eyelashes, and eye color and sizes can be changed and applied easily, along with effects to make faces appear smaller, and lifting effects to make subjects more beautiful.

Pet Mode (Scene Mode)
Dogs and cats are automatically detected. By selecting Pet-cat or Pet-dog modes, the camera will automatically detect cats or dogs and focus on their faces. Up to ten dog or cat faces can be detected. Capture pets’ cute expressions. With Auto Shutter, the camera will automatically shoot when a pet faces the camera head-on. With this function, users won’t miss the whimsical antics of their pets. (Auto Shutter can detect only one pet.)

Smartphone Application: OLYMPUS Image Share
With the iPhone and Android compatible smartphone application OLYMPUS Image Share, and the Toshiba FlashAirTM*8 SDHC card with an internal wireless LAN, uploading images to social networking services is easier than ever before. Using the smartphone connection function included on the camera to set up a FlashAirTM card makes Wi-Fi connection simple. With the OLYMPUS Image Share application, users can easily load images onto a smartphone via a thumbnail index, add Art Filters on a smartphone, and share images on various social networking services. When connecting to multiple smartphones simultaneously, images can be shared with friends and family.

Eye-Fi Support*9
Eye-Fi cards are SDHC memory cards that contain an internal wireless LAN. Images can be wirelessly uploaded to picture services, online photo albums, and computers.

SNS Upload Function
This function satisfies the demand of users who want to upload still images to social networking sites, such as Facebook and Flickr.
By adding images to an upload list on the camera that users want to share, they can easily be uploaded to the desired social networking service.
To upload images, users simply add recorded images to a list on the camera, and then upload them to a computer. Images added to a list can be searched with a single touch and then easily uploaded. (It is necessary to preinstall the included software (OLYMPUS Viewer 3) on a computer.)

*1 Effective pixels
*2 35mm film equivalent
*3 Differences in image stabilization may occur depending on shooting conditions.
*4 Recordable image size will differ depending on the filters in Magic Filter. Filters available for use when shooting movies are limited.
*5 The image size is limited to 5M and lower for corrected images. Effects may differ from person to person.
*6 The number of detectable pets are as follows. Auto shutter on: 1, Auto shutter off: 10. Faces may not be detectable in certain shooting conditions or for certain subjects. During pet detection, detection of people’s faces, and use of the flash are not available.
*6*7 The maximum recording time for a single movie clip is limited to 29 minutes. Recording will automatically stop once the file size has reached 4GB.
*8 The image size is limited to HVGA(320 x 240).
*9 FlashAirTM is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
*10 The use of Eye-Fi cards is limited to the original country of purchase. Observe all the applicable laws of the country of use. Turn off the Eye-Fi setting or refrain altogether from using Eye-Fi cards inside airplanes or in other places where wireless communication is restricted or forbidden. Single files (images or movies) exceeding 2GB cannot be transferred wirelessly. For any inquiries regarding Eye-Fi cards, please contact the card’s manufacturer.

Other Features

  • HDMI Output Control*11 enables control of the camera, such as selecting and switching images with a TV remote control
  • USB Battery Charge allows users to charge the camera battery while connected to a computer, and transferring or organizing image data
  • Auto Tracking AF automatically tracks moving subjects and adjusts the focus
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi, FlashAirTM cards
*11 Available when the HDMI control menu is set to ON.


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