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Ricoh PX Waterproof
Ricoh has announced the new Ricoh PX Waterproof digital camera, it features a 16 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28–140 mm), ISO100-3200, 2.7inch screen, water, dust, shock proof, and 300 shot battery life. It will be available in green, black and silver, and there are a number of colourful cases available for it. Sample photo(s) can be found on Ricoh’s website.

Olympus Tough TG-810 Front
Olympus has announced the new Olympus Tough TG-810 – the camera is Crushproof up to the world-record weight of 100kg, Waterproof to 10m, shockproof to 2m and freezeproof to -10°C, it has a metal lens barrier for lens protection, Sliding double lock mechanism for battery, card slots and ports, Water-repellent and scratch-resistant double seal technology, Built-in manometer for checking depth underwater, GPS & Electronic Compass with unique three-sensor technology for orientation and key information at a glance, Improved TAP Control Mode for controlling the camera by tapping or tilting the body, Four underwater scene modes, including i-Underwater Snapshot (with the camera set to i-Auto), 5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm), 3D photo shooting mode, Dual Image Stabilisation, 720p HD Movie with sound, 14 Megapixel sensor, ISO80 to 1600, Magic Filters for adding creative effects to HD movies and/or stills, Beauty Mode for hiding unwanted blemishes, Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking, Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology, Pet Detection Mode, In-Camera Panorama, Built-in flash, 3.0in 920,000 dot Super Precision HyperCrystal III LCD, SDHC and SDXC memory card compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatibility, HDMI, and USB charging. The Olympus TOUGH TG-810 GPS is available for £269 in Silver or Black.

“Just when you thought a TOUGH couldn’t get any tougher, the new TOUGH range takes toughness to a whole new level. Whatever your camera has to put up with, now there’s no need to worry. Thanks to Olympus’ toughest ever technology, the new TOUGH cameras are virtually indestructible. They’re waterproof**, shockproof***, freezeproof and scratch resistant to an unprecedented degree. A sliding double lock mechanism for port and battery protection and additional lens barrier mean your TOUGH will survive just about anything, from a food fight at a kids’ birthday party to an unexpected fall when you have to juggle your phone and camera to take a call. What’s more, TOUGH cameras offer a host of cutting-edge features that deliver excellent image quality, usability and connectivity in any shooting situation. You can shoot 14 Megapixel still photos with the dramatic realism of 3D and, thanks to Eye-Fi card compatibility, automatically upload stills and movies wirelessly to your favourite website or a PC.”

Sealife Mini II
Sealife has announced the new Sealife Mini II (Sealife SL330 Camera) – a new waterproof camera available in March – it features a built in flash, is waterproof to 130 feet (40 meters!), is shockproof, and has a 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, VGA / 30fps Video mode with Sound, rubber body, 2.4″ screen, and takes SD/SDHC cards, as well as using 2 AAA batteries. The camera will work with external flashes, and wide-angle lens adapters.

“Depth tested waterproof to 130 feet, rubber armored for a sure grip and shockproof tested up to 6ft/2m. Made for SCUBA divers, snorkelers, boaters, hikers, paddlers and any fun-seeking adventurer.

Large, wide-spread controls for easy operation and no complicated menus. The Easy Setup on-screen guide ensures the camera is set correctly for great pictures on land or underwater. No more blue pictures with the Dive and Snorkel modes with underwater color booster.

Let your creativity shine with the SPY mode. SPY mode lets the camera do all the work – It takes continuous pictures at set time intervals. Capture those impossible pictures when you can’t get close to the subject.

As easy to expand as it is to use, for breathtaking panoramic shots, add the optional wide angle lens which allows close up pictures to within 1ft / 30cm and increases the shooting angle by 33% so you can fit everything in the picture. To bring vibrant colorful pictures while diving, add the SeaLife Digital Pro Flash.”

Panasonic Lumix FT3 GPS
Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic Lumix FT3 – a compact, “tough” camera, with GPS, it is waterproof to 12 metres, sand/dustproof, freezeproof to -10C, shockproof to 2m, (bombproof?) and features a 12.1 megapixel sensor, a wide angle 4.6x optical zoom lens (28-128mm), 2.7″ screen, optical image stablisation, 3D photo mode, 1920 x 1080 Full-HD Movie Recording, 3.7fps shooting, GPS, and compass, altimeter and barometer. The Panasonic Lumix FT3 will be available in blue or red, on the 14th of March from Amazon UK.

“The LUMIX DMC-FT3, is specially geared for active outdoor use, incorporating more powerful features in an even more rugged design. Every aspect of the 12.1-megapixel FT3 has been toughened and it is waterproof to a depth of 12m and dustproof equivalent to the “IPX8” and “IPX6” standard. Thanks to rubber padding and reinforced glass resins inside the camera, the FT3 features an airtight body protected against water immersion, dust and sand. The built-in GPS function, compass, altimeter and barometer are all newly incorporated and add further to the camera’s versatility and usability as an outdoor tool.

The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens on the FT3 has a folded optics design and boasts not only a high quality image but also rugged design. Starting at the 28mm wide angle, and zooming up to a useful 4.6x in telephoto, this camera gives you flexibility in many shooting conditions — especially underwater, where movement is often restricted and the angle of view becomes important for composing your shots.

A newly developed 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor is at the heart of the DMC-FT3 which is capable of the high-speed, large-capacity signal processing required for 1920 x 1080 full-HD movie recording in AVCHD as well as high speed continuous shooting. The advanced image processing LSI, Venus Engine FHD, assures high picture quality in both photo and movie recording. Intelligent Resolution technology performs optimum signal processing to give the whole image outstandingly natural clarity with fine detail. The powerful 4.6x optical zoom increases its power to 6x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even when using digital zoom. The Sonic Speed AF and a quick start-up time give the DMC-FT3 a high speed response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.”

Fujifilm FinePix XP30
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix XP30 – It’s the “world’s first water, shock, dust and freeze proof model to feature built-in GPS functionality” and features a 14 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens 28-140mm (35mm equivalent), 2.7″ screen with toughened glass, GPS, CCD-shift image stabilisation, 720p video, and ISO100 – 3200. The Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is available for pre-order from Amazon UK in Black, Silver, Orange, Blue and Green.

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Colours

“The XP30 is: Waterproof to 5 metres, perfect for underwater photography, for taking pictures in heavy rain or snow, or simply for running it under the tap when it gets dirty. Shockproof up to 1.5 metres, it’ll handle being dropped or knocked around in a rucksack. Dust/Sandproof, you can take it to the beach without having to worry about sand clogging it up. Freezeproof to –10°C, perfect for skiing, snowboarding or any other sub-zero activities

In addition to GPS and its rugged build quality, the camera also features an impressive zoom range, 14 megapixel resolution and a healthy range of picture taking functions. With a FinePix XP30 in their rucksack, outdoor photographers will be able take their pictures to new heights, without the steep price tag. With a riveted front panel and rounded body shape the XP30 features a smart two-tone design in a range of colours. Launch date: End January 2011.”

Olympus Tough TG310 Blue
Olympus has announced the new Olympus Tough TG-310 – apart from being waterproof (3m), dustproof, freezeproof, and shockproof, it features a wide angle 3.6x optical zoom lens (28-102mm), 2.7″ screen with 230k pixels, 720p HD Video, HDMI out, 3D photo shooting, ISO80 to 1600, Panoramic shot, SDHC / SDXC support, anti-shake sensor, and USB Charging. The OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-310 in silver, blue, red, white and orange for €199 from February.

Olympus Tough TG-310 White, Back

“Ready for anything – You name it, OLYMPUS TOUGH cameras can handle it. They’re packed with the toughest ever technology. Even deep underwater, a sliding double lock mechanism protects the battery, card slots and ports while an additional lens barrier (metal on the TG-610, hard glass on the TG-310) safeguards the optical zoom lens. Thanks to this doubly tough protection, the TG-610 is waterproof to fully five metres, the TG-310 to an impressive three metres. Both cameras are freezeproof to -10°C (14°F) and shockproof to a height of 1.5 metres, so there’s no need to worry when young children get hold of them and decide to play catch, submarines or ‘let’s hide stuff in the freezer’.”

Olympus Tough TG-610
Olympus has announced the new Olympus Tough TG-610 – apart from being waterproof (5m), dustproof, freezeproof, and shockproof, it features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm), 3″ screen with 920k pixels, 720p HD Video, HDMI out, 3D photo shooting, ISO80 to 1600, Panoramic shot, SDHC / SDXC support, anti-shake sensor, and USB Charging. The OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-610 is available silver, black, blue and red for €249 from February.

Olympus Tough TG-610 Back

“You don’t have to take an OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-610 outside to appreciate it’s outstanding build and image quality – but it’s outside that the technology really comes into its own. Whether it’s the local pool or a tropical reef, the Automatic Underwater White Balance feature optimises settings like white balance to deliver Cousteau-like shots of life beneath the waves. It’s also outside that the three inch, 920,000 dot Super Precision HyperCrystal III LCD for TOUGH comes into play. This high-resolution, ultra scratch-resistant display delivers beautifully bright and clear images that are a joy to share – even in direct sunlight. A special layer in the LCD cuts down reflection for better visibility, so it’s easier to frame, review and share movies and stills. An impressive optical zoom is another bonus in the open air. For those close-ups that make action shots special, the TG-610 comes with a 5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm). Of course, both models are packed with the features that make every Olympus camera easier than ever to use, from Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur to Face Detection, Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking. “

Kodak has announced the new Kodak Easyshare Sport (C123) – a budget waterproof camera, it features a 12mp sensor, 2.4″ screen, VGA video (at 30fps), fixed focus, takes alkaline batteries, is waterproof up to 10 feet / 3 meters, dustproof, and will be available in April in “Red” (shown above) and yellow.

“Splash! Whether it’s a dunk in the pool, a downpour on the hiking trail, or a spilled drink at the restaurant, life can catch you off your game. Be ready with the KODAK EASYSHARE SPORT Camera. Take a dip and take your best shot—up to 3 m (10 ft) underwater. Check out the great outdoors without worrying about dirt, dust, and sand. Plus, wherever you go, your friends will wish they were there. With Kodak’s Share button you can tag pictures directly from your camera for e-mailing to friends or the KODAK PULSE Display or upload to KODAK Gallery[1], FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YouTube, FLICKR, ORKUT, YANDEX, and KAIXIN001 sites[2]. The dustproof, waterproof EASYSHARE SPORT. Just press to impress. So Kodak.”

Ricoh G700SE
Ricoh has announced the new Ricoh G700SE – an update to the G700 – it features bluetooth, and wifi, and is available with a number of options, including the GPS unit, and Barcode scanner, as well as the usual tough features: a water, dust and shock resistant body, 12.1 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm), chemical resistance, 10 metre flash, SD-WORM password lock support, and electronic level.

“Ricoh is introducing the new G700SE water and dust resistant digital camera, which offers wireless data communication capabilities along with options that support GPS functions and laser barcode reader functions.”

Ricoh G700
Ricoh announced the Ricoh G700 (24th Aug 2010), features a water, dust, and shock proof body, a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140 mm), 10 metre flash range, it’s waterproof up to 5 metres, chemical resistance, freezeproof, has a 3″ screen, electronic level, SD-Worm support, 360 show battery life, and a 1cm macro mode. A wide-angle conversion lens is available that extends the lens to 22mm wide angle equivalent.

“The G700 was created for the demanding professional. To the water, dust, and shock resistance necessary for hard work-site use, chemical resistance has now been added. The wide range of functions includes a CALS mode useful for electronic data submission and a password camera lock capability. Attaining new levels of reliability, this true tool represents the crystallization of Ricoh technology.”