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 Amazon.com.

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Olympus TG-610 and TG-310

Olympus announced the waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof TG-610 and TG-310 at CES 2011 last week.  Both cameras feature a 14MP sensor and the ability to capture 720p HD video.  The TG-310 offers a 3.6x optical zoom lens, while the TG-610 steps up to a 5x optical zoom.

The TG-610 also offers a high resolution 3-inch LCD at 920k-dot res, while the TG-310 has a 230k-dot res 2.7-inch LCD.  Both models are compatible with SDXC memory cards.

Both cameras are waterproof down to 16 feet, shockproof at up to 5 feet drops and freezeproof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

The TG-610 should be available in February at an initial retail price of $299.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The TG-310 should also be available in February, but at a lower initial retail price of $199.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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

Pentax Optio W90 Reviews and Resources

Pentax Optio W90

The Pentax Optio W90 is a 12.1MP point and shoot camera that features a shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof body, along with a 2.7-incd LCD, 720p HD video capture and a Digital Microscope mode with LED lights providing lighting for up close subjects.  The W90 will include a carabiner for attaching the camera to a belt or backpack for quick access.  Check out Photography Bay’s Pentax W90 Hands-on Review.

The Pentax W90 should be available in April 2010 at an initial retail price of $329.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.

Pentax W90 Reviews

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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 Amazon.com.

Fuji XP10 Reviews

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 Reviews and Resources

Panasonic DMC-TS2

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 is a 14.1MP point and shoot camera that is freezeproof, waterproof, shockproof and deathproof.  It is capable of recording AVCHD Lite video and is compatible with SDXC cards.  It also has a 2.7-inch LCD with a 230k dot resolution and optical image stabilization.

No word on price or availability yet. Check availability of Amazon.com.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 Reviews

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