Olympus introduced a new high-end compact available from mid-November this year. The SH-21incorporates a Touch Live Guide, already in use in Olympus mirror-less interchangeable lens system cameras, helps you intuitively control vividness, colours and brightness of the subject scene on the screen using the touch-screen monitor. The camera adopts the HDR backlight adjustment program that composes burst-shot images into a well-processed one.
The SH-21 features 1/2.3-inch 16MP CMOS image sensor, 24-300mm equivalent f/3.0-5.9 zoom lens with sensor-shift image stabilisation system. A built-in flash memory of 59MB or a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC or Eye-Fi memory card can be used to store the images in JPEG and movie in MPEG-4 AVC/H264 formats. A dedicated Li-ion battery pack (LI-50B) powers the camera. The camera measures (WHD) 105.4 x 59.4 x 30.6mm and weighs about 184g with the battery and card.