Olympus Stylus SP-100 Compact Camera

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Key Features

  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • 24-1200mm F2.9-6.5 equivalent image stabilized lens (50x optical zoom)
  • ISO 125-6400
  • 3 inch LCD with 460,000 dots
  • Electronic viewfinder with 920,000 dots
  • Unique dot-sight finder aids in focusing at super telephoto focal lengths
  • Up to 7 fps continuous shooting (for 6 shots or 2.5 fps up to 200 shots)
  • In camera art filters, scene modes, and PSAM exposure control
  • 1 cm minimum focus in macro
  • 1080/60p/30p HD video (H.264)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory

Product Description

The Stylus SP-100 is the world’s first-ever camera with a built-in dot-sight, enabling you to easily track moving subjects, like a soccer game or a flying bird. This technology will allow you to record smoother videos and will help you to not lose sight of your subject. Once the subject is still, then you can frame and shoot. The dot-sight combines with the SP-100’s newly developed 24-1200mm, 50x optical Ultra Zoom lens, or 2400mm 100x Super Resolution zoom, for capturing detailed shots of moving, distant subjects.


Body type
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h 4:3
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 125-6400 (extends to 12800)
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–1200 mm
Optical zoom 50×
Maximum aperture F2.9 - F6.5
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (2x Super Resolution zoom, 4x digital zoom)
Manual focus Yes
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 920,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/1700 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off
Continuous drive 7 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Format H.264
Videography notes High speed: 120 fps (640 x 480), 240 fps (432 x 324)
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal
Storage included 37MB
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI)
Wireless Optional
Wireless notes via Toshiba FlashAir card
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LI-92B lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 330
Weight (inc. batteries) 594 g (1.31 lb / 20.95 oz)
Dimensions 122 x 91 x 133 mm (4.8 x 3.6 x 5.25)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None


User Reviews

2.75 out of 5 stars
  • SilenrocKunst, Aug 12, 2014 GMT:
    Olympus SP100ee tested.

    L. S. I have the Olympus SP100ee tested, I found it possible to keep the camera steady without a tripod (and I thought that there was also meant to light) The photos were 100% not good in Photoshop CS3 Furthermore, it was difficult to really raptors in flight well foto'ste make Lepelaar regards, SilenrocKunst

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  • marcus550, Sep 24, 2014 GMT:
    SP-100 on safari

    Bought the SP-100 based on recommendations of a 'super zoom' camera for use on our first ever trip to Africa.  In general, I was very glad to have it.  The zoom is incredible.  I could zoom in on something and take a shot, then zoom in on the shot and see what kind of raptor was on a branch on a mountain ahead of us.  Just awesome.  It was quick, too, which is a huge benefit when dealing with random wild animals. The dot-sight worked great.  I was able to get many birds on the wing and be ...

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  • Riteshdoshi, Oct 8, 2014 GMT:
    Super Zoooooom

    According to the price they have quoted, Stylus SP-100 is the perfect product. With the view finder and the auto focus "Eagles eye technology" feature, this camera touches greater height. We have many other cameras which provides 60x zoom,but we can compromise .. Olympus Rocks..!!

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