Olympus has made the possibility of recording 1080p video while shooting 16 megapixel still photo simultaneously at the same time a reality for its new SZ-30MR digital camera.

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OLYMPUS SZ-30MR Features:

  • 24x wide optical zoom (25-600mm*) for exceptional close-ups
  • Multi Recording with Dual Engine TruePic III+ image processor for recording movies and photos simultaneously, or two movies in different modes or from different angles
  • Can shoot continuously at full resolution at 9 frames/sec (up to 5 shots)

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OLYMPUS SZ-20 Features:

  • 12.5x super wide optical zoom (24-300mm*) for superb close-ups
  • TruePic III+ image processor for ideal colour reproduction and low noise
  • 1080p Full HD Movie with sound for capturing movies in the best image quality currently available in compact cameras
  • 16 Megapixel backlit CMOS sensor for high-resolution, superb-quality full-size movies, stills and prints, even in low light
  • Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur with fast-moving shots
  • 3” colour LCD (460,000 dots) for easily framing, reviewing and sharing shots
  • Smart Panorama for capturing sweeping stills just by panning the camera
  • Handheld Starlight Mode for shooting blur-free at night without a tripod
  • Advanced Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology for capturing people’s faces just as you want them
  • Beauty Mode for hiding unwanted blemishes
  • Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking for easy setting and focussing
  • Pet Detection Mode for automatically capturing dog’s or cat’s faces when they look at the camera
  • Scene Mode for automatic settings that suit specific conditions (e.g., Landscape, Night)
  • Eye-Fi Card compatibility for automatic wireless uploading of images to a website or PC
  • 3D photo shooting mode for striking stills
  • Magic Filters for adding creative effects to HD movies and/or stills: Punk, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Soft Focus, Fish Eye, plus new Sparkle (photos only) and Watercolour
  • Photo surfing and [ib] software for browsing, organising and viewing images by person, place, location or event
  • HDMI technology for controlling your camera from one remote when it’s connected to HD equipment
  • ISO 80 to 3200
  • SDHC and SDXC memory card compatible**
  • Built-in flash
  • In-camera manual
  • USB charging

Olympus SZ-20 digital camera seems designed with the lack on simultaneous shooting abilities. Expect to see both SZ-30MR and SZ-20 digital cameras available on local retail stores within this month.

Prices:

  • SZ-30MR = EUR329.-
  • SZ-20 = EUR219.-

[ Source: SlashGear ; ePhotoZine ; Olympus UK ; Olympus ]