Nikon D3s Survives Drop From Motorcycle, Keeps on Shooting

A photojournalist from Malaysia National News Agency was covering a cycling race from the back of a motorcycle when he dropped his Nikon D3s. The camera was then ploughed over by the race marshal’s vehicle. When he recovered the camera and applied some duct tape to the battery cover, he finished shooting the race with it. See the video below for his story about how the Nikon D3s saved his job. [Read more…]


Olympus TOUGH TG-810 is “Crushproof”

The Olympus TG-810 is the latest in the TOUGH lineup.  As the flagship camera in this line, Olympus has now upped the ante, claiming that the TG-810 is “crushproof.”  Other adjectives that describe this camera’s ruggedness include, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and scratch resistant.  Frankly, I’m a little disappointed that Olympus makes a camera that is crushproof, yet only scratch resistant

All jokes aside, the TG-810 leads headlines Olympus’ lineup of rugged cameras with a 14MP sensor, 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent), 720p HD video capture and a nice 3-inch, 920k-dot resolution LCD.  Additionally, the TG-810 sports a GPS unit and electronic compass, which makes it even more of an outdoor-ready camera.

The TG-810 should be available in April at an initial retail price of $399.99.  Check availability on

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Fuji FinePix XP10 Reviews and Resources

Fuji FinePix XP10

The Fuji FinePix XP10 is a rugged point and shoot camera. As Fuji calls it, it’s “Four-Proof” – waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof and dustproof.

The XP10 features a 12MP sensor, 2.7″ LCD and 5x optical zoom.  It can dive down to 10 feet underwater, handle 3 foot drops and chill at 14-degrees Fahrenheit.  The XP10 can also capture 720p HD video.

The Fuji XP10 should be available in February 2010 at an initial retail price of $199.95. Check availability on

Fuji XP10 Reviews


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