Aside from launching two new DSLR cameras today, Olympus has also announced an update to its mju range in the guise of the mju 780.

The new metal-bodied weatherproof camera features a 5x optical zoom, and a 7.1 megapixel sensor in its compact body.

Because of the increased zoom capabilities, Olympus has integrated Dual Image Stabilization. According to the company, combining a mechanical image stabiliser with high ISO settings ensures images are doubly protected against unwanted blur caused by fast-moving subjects or camera shake.

Other features include a 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD, an ISO value up to 1600, a movie recording mode up to 30fps, and an xD Picture Card slot.

As you would expect for a consumer-focused camera, there are 20 scene modes – including Candle, Available Light and a variety of underwater modes to make taking pictures easy.

No word as yet pricing or availability.