Olympus, has gone out on a limb with the form factor of its latest digital camera the Mju digital mini. A futuristic design houses a 4megapixel digital camera with a 2x optical zoom. Similar to other Mju digitals in the range the new model is weather-proof and comes in a variety of colours - Silver, Pure White, Black, Crystal Blue, Velvet Red and Copper Orange.

On the back 1.8 inch LCD (134,000 pixels) with 160° viewing angles on both the vertical and horizontal axis. Inside and the interface offers still image editing functions include new fish-eye and soft focus modes. The camera is powered by a rechargeable battery and supports Olympus' XD-Picture card format.

The camera will be available from October in the UK priced at £249.