Olympus toughens up camera range

Olympus has just launched its most powerful digital camera ever, the Mju Tough 8010. The latest model in the Tough range is waterproof to 10 metres, shockproof to 2 metres, crushproof to 100 kilograms and snowproof to -10° Celsius.

According to Olympus, the Mju Tough 8010 is the 14th Tough camera to be launched by the company globally and is its toughest model yet.

The new addition features a new double-lock mechanism for added security to the battery door and is coupled with the use of double sealing to further strengthen waterproofing and improve reliability.

In terms of specifications, the Mju Tough 8010 features a 14-megapixel CCD, 5x optical zoom, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 compression format and high performance Dual Shakeproof image stabiliser.

It also includes a 2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 dots, a manometer to calculate underwater depth levels, dedicated underwater scene modes, AF tracking and Intelligent Auto mode.

Olympus has also developed a software solution built into the device called [ib]. This gives consumers the ability to turn their camera into a digital photo album, where you can retouch your images, organise them into folders and create personal collections according to categories.

The software is loaded onto the 2GB of built-in memory and can even be programmed to automatically recognise up to 16 faces.

The Olympus Mju Tough 8010 will be available in March for a RRP of $599.

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