Do you realize that most of rugged cameras are fat? Not even this one, the new rugged camera from Olympus in TOUGH family, TG-810. Maybe because they are rugged, right? not sure.
Anyway, at glance the design of TG-810 is close to Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3. So what is so proud of? The camera has crush-proof ability up to 100kg. Feel safe to take it to your Karate dojo. Maybe when you punch the camera, the camera will say “your punch like a lady”. I kid you!
To cover TG-810 more, Olympus places metal lens barrier and sliding double lock mechanism for better protection of lens, battery, card slots and ports. And a built-in manometer tells the dept underwater for your safety (more to the camera). For to know, the camera can only able to handle up to 10m underwater.
In addition, this new camera contains a TruePic III+ processor, Dual Image Stabilisation, 5x wide optical zoom, a 3.0inch 920,000 dot Super Precision HyperCrystal III LCD and HDMI port. Surely it will serve you with a good quality picture and can record 720p HD video resolution as well.
Olympus TOUGH TG-810 rugged camera is scheduled to hit market in mid-March 2011 for 299 euro in two color: silver and black. Did I mention GPS and Electronic Compass with unique three-sensor technology? [Dandy Gadget Source]