The Olympus Stylus 9000 features powerful 12-megapixel resolution that, combined with its 10x wide-angle zoom, allows users to take striking photographs that don't sacrifice on picture quality. Dual Image Stabilization allows you to still get the shot, even when experiencing life's bumps and jolts. A 2.7-inch HyperCrystal III LCD makes taking and reviewing your photos easier than ever, while a built-in HDMI port allows for convenient hook up to any HDTV. It's a solid "fun zoom" -- that is, compact point-and-shoot with a big zoom—but it does not film HD video, so we prefer the Panasonic ZS3.
Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.
Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.
While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.
Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.
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