Olympus extends its range of TOUGH compact cameras

Building on its TOUGH range of compact cameras, Olympus has announced the arrival of the the new 14-megapixel, 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom lens (28-102mm equivalent in 35mm terms), Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof and Dustproof Olympus TOUGH TG-320.

The rugged Olympus TG-320 is designed to take the hard knocks of everyday life – it can handle five-foot drops to the hard ground, operate in freezing snowstorms (to 10 degrees Centigrade), and work underwater at a depth of up to 3m.

There’s also a sliding double lock mechanism to protect the battery, card slots and ports. The lens also gets extra protection with a hard glass lens barrier.

Of specifications include a 3.6x optical zoom from 28-102mm, a 14MP sensor, 720p HD movie recording and Magic Filters. These feature Punk, Pop Art, Pin Hole (photos only), Drawing, Soft Focus, Fish Eye, plus new Sparkle (photos only) and Watercolour. The TG-320 can also shoot in-camera panoramas as well.

The Olympus TOUGH TG-320 is available in blue or red from mid-February and costs £139.99.