Olympus Stylus SP-100 IHS 16 MP Digital Camera
The Olympus Stylus SP-100 offers 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with a 50x zoom lens, as well as Olympus’ updated TruePic VII image processor. Although Olympus seemed to have removed itself from the bridge camera market for a while, the Stylus SP-100 shows they’re coming back strong.
This ultra zoom camera uses a unique dot sight tracking system, which makes it easier to track and shoot subjects at full zoom and the primary reason why anyone would consider this camera over its main competitors. This is because the Stylus SP-100 lacks several features that most similar models have, such as built-in WiFi, a tilting LCD screen, and Raw capture; it is also lacking a hotshoe or mic input. However, performance is reasonably fast, and the camera is overall comfortable to use.
Image and video results are best in daylight or inside with good lighting, and those not expecting DSLR-like performance should be satisfied. The Olympus Stylus SP-100 would be a good choice for casual wildlife or outdoor sports photography, as long as you’re lot looking to heavily enlarge and crop your photos.