3 September 2013 by

Olympus offers a wide range of compact digital camera collection unlike its DSLR segment. The point and shoot compact digital camera offering from Olympus has been classified into different categories which include Premium Compacts, Tough & Rugged, Long Zoom and Easy-to-Use models. The range of best olympus compact digital cameras cover different usages like underwater adventure, traveling, attending a sporting event or just creative point and shoot.

Premium Compacts:
The best Olympus cameras under premium compact camera classification offer superior image quality, bright lens, better low-light performance and all these combined in a compact design. Olympus claims that these cameras are designed for serious photographers who want the image quality and controls of an SLR in a compact camera. When you at a sports event, these cameras assist you capturing low light and blur-free action shots with the help of superior optics. Also, the manual exposure and focus settings using the touch screen add up to the easier operation of your camera.

Tough and Rugged:
Olympus has versatile camera offering for rugged usages which are certified for their lifeproof features including shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof - designed to work in extreme conditions. All the tough and rugged digital cameras from Olympus make use of the proprietary iHS technology (stands for Intelligence, High-Sensitivity, and High Speed) for high image quality and high-speed processing with the help of backlit CMOS sensor. This technology assists your camera in better low light capturing of the images. Whenever you are on an adventure with your Olympus rugged camera, the GPS and e-compass record your location and provide you with the useful landmark information.

Long Zoom:
The long zoom cameras from Olympus come with more-than-normal optical zoom ranges to capture detailed images and videos of faraway objects. With a powerful optical zoom range of up to 40x, the best Olympus compact digital cameras give you the dramatic close-ups of the subjects. Especially the Olympusâ?? long zoom cameras have been provided with the multi-axis image stabilization feature for correcting all types of blurring that occurs when shooting. Best suitable while travelling, these cameras have the capability of high-speed continuous shooting to capture fast action. Along with the best zoom performance, the best long zoom cameras support various other creative options.

The easy-to-use digital cameras from the manufacturer are said to be offering the better picture quality, zoom and features than the current line of smartphones. With the 16 Megapixel resolution, 12.5x optical zoom and filter effects, these pocketable cameras can suffice all your basic photographic needs

The below listing of best Olympus compact digital cameras has cameras for all the mentioned usages and you could afford even the most advanced compact cameras under the $400 price range.

Olympus SH-2


1. Olympus SH-2    $399 - $400

Olympus Tough TG-3


2. Olympus Tough TG-3    $379

Olympus TG-850


3. Olympus TG-850    $280 - $320

Olympus SH-1


4. Olympus Stylus SH-1    $199 - $400

Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Digital Camera


5. Olympus Stylus XZ-10   

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