[CES 2013] If you fancy yourself as an enthusiast photographer of sorts and regular compacts are no longer able to accomplish what you want, Olympus has recently announced the STYLUS SZ-15 which based on its specs, should be able to help photographers capture better quality images at slightly faster speeds compared to regular compacts or point-and-shoots. The STYLUS SZ-15 will sport a 16MP CCD  sensor and 24x optical zoom for those who like to get up close and personal, and a TruePic III+ Image Processor. It will also allow wide-angle shots to be taken at 25mm at its widest, and with max ISO settings at 1600, it should help boost low-light photography although don’t expect any miracles.

As far as video capture is concerned, the STYLUS SZ-15 will be able to capture videos in HD 720p quality and will come with a host of fun and interesting filters, such as Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic, and even one mode called Beauty Fix which will supposedly help clear skin, sparkle your eyes and create “dramatic” eye effects. If this sounds like a camera you wouldn’t mind picking up for yourself, you can expect it to retail for $199.99 in March. The STYLUS SZ-15 will come in three falvors: silver, black and red.

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