Olympus has announced the new Mju 725 SW compact digital camera. It’s waterproof to a depth of 5 meters (16 feet) and shockproof, it can withstand a 5-foot drop without damage; thus, the SW in its name.
The Mju 725 SW retains some of the features of its predecessor the Mju 720 SW: an Olympus-branded 3x optical zoom with a 38 – 114mm equivalent focal length range and F3.5 – 5.0 maximum aperture.
But the new camera has a 7.1-megapixel imager and 2.5″ screen LCD display that has 115,000 pixels. Autofocus is done by contrast detection, and ISO sensitivity ranges from 64 to 1600 equivalent and can be controlled automatically or manually.
It will be available in Europe in October for Â£300.