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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Pentax Optio WG-1 and WG-1 GPS

Pentax has announced a new rugged camera model, the WG-1, and a GPS-capable version, aptly named the WG-1 GPS.

The new camera sports a 14MP sensor, 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent), 720p HD video capture, and a 2.7-inch LCD.  Of course, as a rugged model, the WG-1 covers the standard “rugged” specs:  waterproof to 33 feet, shockproof to 5 feet, freezeproof to 14-degrees F and dustproof.

The WG-1 carries a retail price tag of $349.95, while the GPS-enabled model runs $399.95.  Both models should be available in April.  Check availability for the WG-1 at Amazon.com.