Olympus Mju 780: if this Camera was a Bug, it Would be a Cockroach

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Spring is sprung and brings with it a slew of digital compact cameras, including the small-but-tough Olympus Mju 780. It's weatherproof, boasts a 7.1 megapixel CCD sensor as well as a mechanical image stabiliser which will give you sharp shots no matter how much you might have drunk the night before. And then there's this thing called Shadow Development Technology which, according to the blurb, "optimises the exposure of scenes with shadowy or other dark areas - so the results closely resemble that which the human eye sees." Available in silver or black, it goes on sale next month. No price as yet, but check the specs after the jump.

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Weatherproof silver or black metal body
7.1 Megapixels
High-speed USB
Shadow Adjustment Technology
5x optical zoom
6.4cm/2.5" HyperCrystal LCD with 230,000 pixels
20 scene modes, including Portrait, Sports, Night Scene.
Dual Image Stabilization (combination of a mechanical image stabiliser with high ISO settings)
BrightCapture Technology - also in movie mode (30fps)
Internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot
25 languages on board
Illuminated buttons
Supplied with designer leather case, Olympus Master software
LI-42B battery and LI-40C charger

DISCUSSION

soulgrind-old
soul_grind

these olympus minicams seem to be the best of thebunch feature wise.. they are the only (reasonably priced) small cameras with 5x or 7x zoom.

Its just a shamethey use the stupid xD card format, or i'd have bought one months ago.. but i have loads of sd cards lying around, so olympus and sony cams are kinda out.

Still, maybe once i get a Wii I can use the SD cards on that, and then maybe i'll try the stupid xD cards....

(3x zoom just aint enough!)