The Olympus SP-610UZ offers an impressive 22x optical zoom (28-616mm equivalent)

Updating the long line of Olympus superzoom compacts, the SP-610UZ is the latest in the range to offer an impressive zoom range in a single all-in-one body at an impressive price.

With a 22x optical zoom lens (28-616mm equivalent), there’s a wide-reaching scope to capture your images and Dual Image Stabilisation helps keep them blur-free.

The 14-megapixel SP-610UZ offers also offers 720p HD movie shooting and, for the first time, it’s possible to use Olympus’s Magic Filters (including new Watercolour and Sparkle options) on both stills and movie capture. There’s even a 3D mode that captures the scene from two slightly different positions to create a 3D file that can be played back on compatible TVs and devices.

On the rear is a 3in, 230k-dot LCD screen and the controls are complimented by an easy-to-use Live Wheel for speedy operation. A variety of modes also feature, including i-Auto, In-Camera Panorama, Pet Detection, Advanced Face Detection and AF Tracking.

The Olympus SP-610UZ will be available from February priced at a very reasonable £180.