The new Olympus mju Tough-6010 is designed to go with to places you wouldn't normally take a digital camera. Whether you're going caving, climbing or simply running around the city, the 12-megapixel camera is shockproof, waterproof, and freezeproof. It features a 3.6x wide optical zoom, dual image stabilisation, and tap control, and costs £260 plus VAT.
In addition to being freezeproof to -10 C, the mju Tough-6010 is waterproof to 3m and provides shockproof protection against drops of up to 1.5m. It boasts a range of clever functions, including i-Auto Mode -- which automatically adjusts camera settings to one of five recognised commonly-used scenes.
Advanced Face Detection Technology detects up to 16 faces for consistent quality across group portraits. Beauty Mode smooths out imperfections and leave subjects looking refreshed. The Tap Control mode gives even gloved-hands easy access to a range of settings.
Magic Filters offer in-camera creative effects. By applying Pin Hole, for example, images will seem to have been taken with a traditional pin hole camera. Pop Art, Fish-Eye, and Sketch add interesting effects of their own.
The mju Tough-6010 is available in Titanium Grey, Turquoise Blue, and Lava Red colour schemes. It has a 2.7-inch LCD screen and uses xD-Picture Card and microSD Card media.