Olympus updates Mju compacts with big zoom and big storage

As well as being known for their rugged snappers, Olympus has also revamped its Mju range with small but powerful modestly priced options.

The Mju 5010 comes in at £199, the Mju 7040 at £240 and the Mju 9010 at a top-end £290. They all shoot HD footage and feature up to 10x optical zoom as well as an 2GB of internal memory - just about enough to make you throw your SD cards away.

Beyond these ultra-slim, colourful creatures, the company has also introduced the FE range of compacts considerably cheaper and more cheerful starting at £150. They're available from today but high-end lovers must hang on 'till March.