The Olympus mju 810, an 8MP compact, combines high ISO levels with Digital Image Stabilisation, to reduce the effects of camera shake.

The Olympus mju 810, an 8MP compact, combines high ISO levels with Digital Image Stabilisation, to reduce the effects of camera shake.

Constructed from weatherproof stainless steel ? protecting the interior from dust, water and snow ? the mju 810 includes a 3x optical 35-105mm (35mm equivalent) lens.

Olympus has made some adjustments to the design; the shutter has been repositioned, while the collapsible lens enables a slim 17mm body.

BrightCapture Technology ensures that the 2.5in LCD – which is composed of 230,000 pixels – is 4x brighter than conventional LCDs. For shooting in dim conditions, the sensitivity can be adjusted from ISO 64-1600, while remaining at maximum resolution. This increases to ISO 3200 for 3MP images. In addition, the Digital Image Stabilisation Edit function uses a Gyro Sensor to rectify the effects of camera shake. It works by saving the new image as a separate file without overriding the original.

Olympus claims that this stabilisation uses less battery power, enabling the lithium-ion rechargeable cell to last longer. Candle, Landscape, Portrait and Sports are among the 20 scene modes on the camera, which also includes a 640×480 30fps movie mode.

Priced around £330, the mju 810 also includes: a histogram; Guide Function, explaining the menu choices; 10cm Super Macro mode; and Pictbridge compatibility.

The Olympus mju 810 is available from March.