Olympus SZ-10 brings HD and 3D to the ultra-zoom range

If you're in the market for a new ultra-zoom compact camera then you're in luck. On Monday Canon announced a couple of new PowerShot models, and now Olympus has unveiled its latest zoomy-model - the SZ-10.

The SZ-10 is a 14-megapixel camera that packs in an 18x optical zoom (28 to 504mm, 35mm equivalent). Its built-in flash, eight "magic filters", and 3D mode boost its still image features and if it's video that you're interested in, you'll be pleased to know the SZ-10 can shoot 720p HD at 30fps.

There's a 3-inch LCD screen on the back, is Eye-Fi compatible and it also boasts dual image stabilisation and AF tracking to avoid blurred images and beauty mode - to make skin appear "brighter, smoother and more youthful" - just like Oil of Olay.

There's also a panorama mode, advanced face detection (as well as pet detection) and it can be charged via USB.

Available in sleek black or silver, the Olympus SZ-10 will hit the shops this month priced at just under £200.

See also - Olympus E-PL2 review



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