AgfaPhoto has revived its Optima brand with the launch of a new range of digital compact cameras.

It has also revealed a model boasting ‘High Definition’ video (1440×1080 pixel resolution). The DV-5580Z carries an 8MP sensor and a 5x optical zoom.

Among the Optima newcomers is the 830 UW which is designed to be waterproof, shockproof and ‘frostproof’. The 8MP model is claimed to be waterproof to a depth of 10m.

While the 10MP Optima 1438m sports a ’32mm’ lens and a 3in ‘touchscreen’, as does the Optima 1338MT.

Billed as a slimline compact is the 8MP Optima 8328M which features a 2.7in screen and a 3x zoom.

Housing a newly designed shutter release button are the 5MP 530S and 8MP 830S. The button, which measures 14mm, is larger than shutter buttons on most other digital cameras, claims the manufacturer.

UK prices and availability have not yet been announced.