When you take a look at the spec sheet of the newly revealed SP-570UZ digital camera from Olympus, you can’t help but let your jaw drop. And then you drool a little. After that, you realize that it’s not really a digital SLR, but it’s got enough going for it that the Olympus SP-570UZ might be a perfect solution for consumers who want a little more from their picture-takers.
For starters, you’ll notice that this cam comes equipped with a lens that offers 20x optical zoom, totally destroying similar offerings from Canon and Sony that only do 12x optical. It’s also got a 10 megapixel sensor, dual image stabilization, face detection, shadow adjustment, and perfect shot preview.
Around the back, the Olympus SP-570UZ treats you to a large 2.7-inch LCD, as well as access to a series of manual controls. There are aperture and shutter priority modes too, in addition to a hotshoe. Oh, and did I mention that it can take pics at 13.5fps?
It’s not quite a DSLR, but it’s a huge step up from garden variety point-and-shoots. The Olympus SP-570UZ retails for $499.99.