More Olympus point and shoots – here come the Styluses. Styli?

Olympus has unveiled its new higher-end point and shoots, starting at $250. More megapixelage and better lenses, but slightly heavier if you’re watching those ounces. More pics and specs after the link.

Stylus 1020 (pictured above)

4.7 oz, 10.1 megapixels (2.3-in CCD), 2.7-in LCD, 7x optical zoom, 37-260mm equivalent focal length, $350

Stylus 1010

The specs for this are listed as being almost exactly the same as the 1020. I don’t actually see any difference except for the addition in the 1010 of user-programmable exposure modes. Costs $300. We’ll look into this.

Stylus 840

4.5 oz, 8 megapixels, 2.7-in LCD, 5x optical zoom, 36-180mm equivalent focal length, $250
I’d have to see images to be sure, but I don’t think the drop in megapixels and the weaker lens can justify the price difference here.