Olympus Imaging Australia has announced the launch of the new Tough 1030SW digital compact camera. Featuring a 10-megapixel sensor and 3.6x optical zoom, its shockproof capability passes two-metre drop-impact tests and boasts a waterproof functionality to a depth of 10 metres. Available in metal silver and black, it will be on sale in Australia from March 2008 for $599.00 RRP.

Fashioned for everyday punishment, the Tough 1030SW is the toughest camera on the market yet. Offering robust shockproof, waterproof, and pressure-resistant construction, the new sleek and stylish frame is not only ideal for capturing those perfect party moments but it takes outdoor use and underwater adventure to a new level with its new Underwater Movie mode.

Olympus Tough 1030SWThe camera’s feature set has also evolved since the introduction of its predecessor, the Tough 795SW, and now includes a 3.6x optical zoom lens that brings 28mm wide-angle shooting capability to the Tough series for the first time. Perfect for photographing vast landscapes and groups of people, the extended wide-angle view is also great for shooting underwater. High-quality, high-definition imaging is provided by a 10-megapixel CCD and an exclusive Olympus TruePic III image processor.

Source: Olympus