Olympus has announced the new Olympus Mju/Stylus Tough 3000 – it features HD movie recording (720p) and HDMI interface, 1 GB internal memory and SD card support, “Photo Surfing”, USB charging, and is Shockproof to 1.5m**, waterproof to 3m***, freezeproof to -10°C and scratchproof, and has a 3.6x wide optical zoom (28-102mm*), Dual Image Stabilisation (combines mechanical anti shake sensor and digital image stabilisation), 12 Megapixel sensor, 2.7” HyperCrystal III LCD (230,000 dots), Advanced Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology, Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking, Magic Filters, In-Camera Manual, and will be available in four colours: Oxide Red, Turquoise Blue, Hot Pink and Emerald Green. US Price $229.
“Perfect for everyday adventures, the new µ TOUGH-3000 is the latest addition to Olympus’ school of hard knocks. With new features such as an HD movie function and [ib] software, the wallet-friendly model aims to please. It inherits the award-winning µ TOUGH-8000 3.6x wide optical zoom, and has been fitted with everything from Dual Image Stabilisation to Magic Filters. Waterproof to 3m***, shockproof to 1.5m**, and freezeproof to -10°C, the 12 Megapixel model will be available from March 2010.”