Olympus launches the Mju 1000 10 megapixel camera

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Hot on the heels of the Pentax Optio A20 comes another miniature 10 megapixel model – the Olympus Mju 1000.

Packed into a weatherproof metal body, the camera features a 2.5-inch LCD screen and 3x optical zoom and is ideally suited to low light photography, with the ability to boost its light sensitivity to 6400 ISO, which means improved brightness without having to use flash. Spotting your image in poor light should also be helped by the BrightCapture Technology, which increases the contrast of the LCD screen by up to 4 times. This same technology is also used to boost the sensitivity of the camera’s CCD in low light and for improved clips when in movie mode.

Other features include Digital Image Stabilisation to compensate for hand-shake, along with a Perfect Fix button to correct image blur, backlighting and red-eye after a shot has been taken. For beginners, there’s also 20 scene modes and a Guide Function that explains what camera functions do directly on the LCD screen.

Available from October, you can pick up the Mju 1000 for around £330.

Olympus website

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Dave Walker