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Olympus Adds Tough Cam, Super Zoom

3/02/2011 12:33:51 PM Eastern

Center Valley, Pa. - Olympus
introduced Wednesday new point-and-shoot digital cameras, including a new
flagship model in the Tough all-weather series and a super-zoom model with FullHD
1080p video capability.

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The TG-810 (shipping in April at a $400 suggested retail) is the
new flagship in the Tough camera lineup. The camera is said to be freeze-proof,
waterproof, shock-proof, crush-proof and scratch-resistant.

Included is a GPS unit and electronic compass, 14-megapixel
sensor, 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent), 720p HD video capture and a
3-inch, 920,000-dot resolution LCD.

Meanwhile, Olympus' latest super-zoom offering is the SZ-30MR, which
the company said is capable of simultaneously capturing 1080p HD video and
full-resolution still images.

The SZ-30MR (shipping in April at a $400 suggested retail) includes
a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, 3D recording, 24x optical zoom (25-600mm
equivalent) and a 3-inch, 460,000-dot LCD display.