Olympus reveals the world's first 'dot-sight' camera

Look at the sight on that

Olympus has introduced a new bridge camera, the first to feature "dot-sight" technology.

The sight works in tandem with the camera's newly developed 50x optical zoom lens, making it ideal for spotting moving and distant subjects, such as wildlife or planes. The built-in sight is stowed for portability, popping up instantaneously for shooting.

With its 24-1200mm zoom lens, the SP-100EE is also capable of shooting at an equivalent of 2400mm when using the 100x Super Resolution zoom.

Other specs

The camera features a 16 million pixel BSI CMOS sensor, along with Olympus' own FAST AF system and 7.1 fps sequential shooting.

It also has a 920k dot electronic viewfinder, along with a 3 inch, 460k dot LCD screen on the back of the camera.

As is common with many camera manufacturers, technology from elsewhere in the range has found its way into the SP-100EE, such as a TruePic VII image processor, something which is also found in the OM-D compact system cameras.

Available from March, the Olympus SP-100E price will be £349.99 (approx US$580/AU$662).

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.