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Olympus SP-800UZ and SP-600UZ with 30x zoom

Olympus 8010 and 6020 Tough cameras also announced

Olympus Mju Tough 6020

Olympus Mju Tough 6020

Olympus has announced four new digital cameras: the Olympus SP-800UZ and the Olympus SP-600UZ superzooms, and the waterproof Olympus Mju Tough 8010 and Olympus Mju Tough 6020.

Olympus SP-800UZ with 30x optical zoom

The 14Mp Olympus SP-800UZ features a 30x optical zoom factor (28-840mm). It can capture HD video, boasts 2GB of internal memory, and features a 3-inch 16:9 LCD.

For help choosing the best camera check out our digital camera reviews

Olympus SP-600UZ

The 12Mp Olympus SP-600UX has a 15x optical zoom (28-420mm) and 1GB of internal memory. It can film in HD but, at 2.7-inches, it has a slightly smaller screen than the SP-800UZ.

Both the SP-800UZ and the SP-600UZ each feature Face Detection technology and Olympus’ built in art filters, adding pop art and fish eye effects to photos. They have SD memory card slots if the internal memory isn’t sufficient.

Olympus mju Tough 8010

The 14Mp Olympus 8010 is one of the latest models to be introduced to the Olympus ‘Tough’ range of digital cameras. The Olympus ‘Tough’ cameras are waterproof, freeze proof, scratch proof, shock proof – and in the case of the 8010 – crush proof up to 100kg according to Olympus.

The 8010 can shoot HD video, has 2GB of internal memory, a 5x (28-140mm) optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD.

Find out how other Olympus ‘Tough’ models have fared in our lab tests by reading our digital camera reviews

Olympus mju Touch 6020

The 14Mp Olympus 6020 is fits into the ‘Tough’ category from Olympus, but to a lesser degree than the 8010. The 6020 shares similar features to the 8010, but it only has 1GB of onboard memory. Both the 8010 and the 6020 can be charged from a PC via a USB connection.

Launch dates and pricing

All four of these new Olympus cameras will be available to buy in March 2010. The SP-800UZ and the SP-600UZ superzooms will cost £369.99 and £259.99 respectively. The Tough 8010 and the Tough 6020 will cost £399.99 and £319.99 respectively.

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