World's First On-Camera Dot Sight*
The restricted field of view at full zoom makes it challenging to locate and focus on long-distance subjects. The SP-100 features the world's first built-in dot sight*, a red light that's projected onto a glass panel under the flash to help you quickly and accurately zero in on your subject when the lens is extended.
*As of January 17th, 2014; based on Olympus research
Super Sharp Super Zoom
If shooting sports, wildlife or concerts is your passion, the SP-100 is the camera for you. Advanced features include a versatile 50x zoom, a best-in-class back-lit CMOS sensor, the latest TruePic VII image processor, focus and exposure control options more common in DSLRs and an electronic viewfinder - all in one refined package.
Lens Power Optimized
Carrying multiple lenses to cover all shooting situations isn't always feasible. With the SP-100 and its 24-1200mm equivalent zoom, you don't have to. This optically superior lens has an opening bright f2.9 aperture for crisp images in low light, and captures everything from wide-angle panoramic views to long-distance close-ups in astonishing detail - throughout the 50x optical zoom range.
High-Level Functionality Eye-Level Shooting
The familiar comfort of eye-level composition combined with advanced digital technology - that's the SP-100's EVF in a nutshell. All the shooting information you need (e.g., exposure, white balance, Art Filters) is displayed, especially useful when bright daylight obscures the LCD monitor. Perfect for photographers who like a little old-school with cutting edge.
Fine-Tune Your Focus
With the SP-100, you're in control. For quick shooting in telephoto mode, use the convenient focus button to lock in the autofocus or activate either Manual Focus or the Focus Limit feature, which offers three AF modes: Aperture AF, Infinity AF and Close-up AF. A full range of shooting modes (P/A/S/M) is also available.
Faster & Smarter
The SP-100's DSLR-quality TruePic VII image processor and best-in-class BSI CMOS sensor deliver blazing fast autofocus, superb low-light performance and quick start-up time. We call it iHS - Intelligent, High Sensitivity, High Speed - and it translates to dramatically improved image quality. (And did we mention you can shoot Full HD 1080 60p video as well?)