Olympus has updated its SP-310 digital camera with the Olympus SP-320. The new camera promises the same 7.1 megapixel CCD sensor, same 3x optical zoom and same 2.5-inch LCD screen.

The camera also offers 25 special scene modes tailored for a wide range of shooting situations. These include a Super Macro mode that allows users to capture pictures from 2cm away and a maximum ISO setting of 800 increased from 400 in last year's SP-310.

Focusing options on the SP-320 range from regular iESP AF and Spot AF to Multi-spot AF with readings selectable from no fewer than 143 points, and, of course, Manual focusing.

A movie mode allows images to be captured with sound in VGA quality at 30 frames per second and recording length is only limited by the amount of memory available.

The SP-320 includes 25MB internal memory and an xD Picture Card slot.

The camera will be available in camera shops from priced at around £230 from April onwards.