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Panasonic Announces DMC-TS5 and TS25

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS5Panasonic DMC-TS5 and TS25 compact waterproof and shock-resistant camera, the DMC-TS5 features 17.5 megapixels CMOS sensor, ISO range up to 100-3200, the camera features 4.6X optical Zoom with optical image stabilization, macro range 5cm, Continuous shooting speed 10fps, Full HD video recording at 60 & 30fps Fixed 3″ LCD display with 460,000 screen dots and Wi-Fi capability.

Panasonic DMC-TS25 features 16.6 megapixels CCD sensor, ISO range up to 100-1600, the camera features 4X optical Zoom with optical image stabilization, macro range 5cm, Continuous shooting speed 10fps, HD video recording at 30fps Fixed 2.7″ LCD display with 230,000 screen dots.

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Sony Announces Rugged Full HD Camcorder

Sony also announced its Rugged Full HD Camcorder with Sony RX 100, the rugged camcorder can capture 20.4-megapixel photos in extreme conditions, 16GB of internal memory and Full HD at 60fps, the camera is Waterproof down to 5m (16-Feet), it features 10x optical zoom, 17x extended zoom and its 3.0-inch touch-screen remains fully operational underwater. It also has a shock resistance rating for up to 5 foot drops plus dirt (MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock standards )and dust resistant seals (IP5X) that help make it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain, and grime

Sony 16GB HDR-GW77V Major Features

  • Shoot Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p Video
  • Back-Illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor
  • Capture Up to 20.4MP Still Images
  • Micro HDMI Output & Micro USB 2.0 Port
  • Sony G Lens with 10x Optical Zoom
  • Memory Card Slot & 16GB Flash Storage
  • Brilliant 3″ LCD Touch Screen Display
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Waterproof Down to 16.4′ (5 m)
  • Impact Resistant Up to 4.9′ (1.5 m) Drop

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Olympus Tough TG-1 Announced

TG-1 with lensAfter lot of teaser (see here and here) Olympus finally announced the TG-1 camera, the TG-1 is series toughest model to date, camera features F2.0 Bright Lens, you can also attach a Fish-eye and tele-converter with the camera, with 12 Megapixel CMOS sensor the camera comes with TruePic VI image processor, the image processor improves low-light performance and overall response time. The new TG-1 have Dual Image stabilization, GPS and electronic compass and Macro LED lights for noise free macro shooting.
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Major Features

  • 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100-6400
  •  Full HD Video with HDMI, Multi-Motion Movie IS
  • Waterproof (12m/40 ft), Shockproof (2m/6.6 ft) and Freezeproof (-10°C/14°F)
  • 8x Super-Resolution Zoom and F2.0 Hi-Speed Lens and 4x Optical Zoom
  • iHS Technology
  • GPS & eCompass
  • Crushproof 220 lbf.
  • 3.0-Inch screen and 610k OLED

The camera can capture images up to 5 fps in sports mode, it also features beauty and make mode allowing users to enjoy adding makeup to subjects in recorded images, 3D image capture and Magic Filters.

New Olympus teaser - Pro image quality from whole a new perspective

The story started with TWO NUTS (Olympus mystery teaser), from past few days olympus is sending nuts to to many journalists such as techradar , photographyblog …etc,

….a mysterious package arrived from Olympus this morning, containing nothing more than a box with two nuts and an intriguing “Coming Soon” label, we’ve been left a little bit confused. – techradar

Olympus mystery teaser - Image credit @ Tech Rad

today a new 30 sec video surfaced running through dust, snow, mud and sea, extreme conditions new camera from Tough series ?

see the video at

May be Olympus is preparing to announce its recently leaked Olympus TG-1 , leaked by the Best Buy last week, the new TG-1 features 12 Megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD movie mode and ISO range up to 6400.

Olympus TG-1 Major features

  • 12.0-megapixel 1/2.3″ CMOS image sensor
  • 4x optical/4x digital/16x total zoom
  • TruePic VI image processor
  • ISO up to 6400
  • Dual image stabilizer
  • 3 fps or up to 200 pictures for fast-action shots.
  • GPS
  • Water-, freeze-, crush-, shock- and dust-resistant design

Sony TX20 - All Proof Compact Camera

Sony TX20

The TX20 Ultra slim water/freeze/dust/shock-proof compact camera come with effective 16.2 megapixel Exmor R® (1/2.3 type) CMOS Sensor, 4X optical zoom with Optical Image stabiliser, ISO range 125 to 3200 and 3.0″ XtraFine LCD touchscreen.

Sony TX 200
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Ultra-slim and stylish, the TX20 is your perfect partner for everyday adventures, from skiing to trips to the beach or pool. Resisting water (to 5m), dust, freeze and drops from a height of 1.5m, it’s packed with advanced Cyber-shot™ technologies in a beautifully slim body.

Olympus TG-820 iHS - Rugged Camera

Olympus announced its new Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof camera TG-820 iHS, It features new 12-megapixel BSI (Back-Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor and the TruePic VI image processor, 5X optical Zoom, Sensor shift Image stabilization and ISO range Up to 6400.

The Olympus Tough TG-820 iHS will be available in March and ships with a Wrist Strap, USB Cable, A/V Cable, USB-to-AC Adapter (F-2AC), Lithium-Ion Battery (LI-50B), Quick Start Guide, Instruction Manual on CD-ROM, a software CD-ROM featuring [ib] (Windows) and OLYMPUS Viewer 2 (Win/Mac), and a Warranty Card.

Estimated Street Price: $299.99 (Available in Silver, Black, and Blue)

Pentax Optio WG-2 and WG-2 GPS

Pentax WG-2Pentax updated its rugged line-up with WG-2 and WG-2 GPS, the WG-2 GPS comes with GPS and WG-2 without GPS, both share same core specification, the WG-2/WG-2 GPS comes with 16MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor, Pentax’s macro light design by adding an extra LED for illuminating objects close to the lens, you can also record 1080p30 Full HD movies, 460k dot LCD screens and infrared remote control compatibility for remote shooting.

Priced at $349.95 USD, Optio WG-2 will be available in a choice of Black or Vermillion Red, while the Optio WG-2 GPS will be priced at $399.95 USD in a choice of Shiny Orange or Gloss White. The new SportMount Chest Harness will be priced at $49.95 USD and should be available late spring or early summer 2012.

Press Release

13th Generation PENTAX Adventure Cameras Now Waterproof to 40 Feet, New Backlit 16 MP Sensor, Shoots 1080p Video and Feature Six LED Lights, and
Optional SportMount Chest Harness

DENVER, CO. (February 7, 2012)…PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION just pushed the PENTAX WG adventure camera series to the edge for the 13th time with the introduction of the PENTAX Optio WG-2 and PENTAX Optio WG-2 GPS digital compact cameras. These rugged, waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant models feature more durability than ever before as well as improved image quality in high-sensitivity shooting and Full 1080p HD movie recording capability.
The Optio WG camera family is ready for adventure in any outdoor setting. Foremost in the latest models’ feature set is a new back-illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor and powerful imaging engine that perform superbly in high-sensitivity settings such as night shooting or in poorly illuminated indoor settings. The WG-2 models deliver clear, sharp images with less noise than previous models.
Other major improvements in the latest models include:

• High-resolution Full HD 1080p movie recording (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 30 FPS with high quality h.264 compression.
• Waterproof to depths of 40 feet.
• Digital Microscope mode with one additional macro LED (total of six lights) for excellent macro lighting of subjects as close as 1 cm.
• A newly designed GPS module that delivers a shorter time lag before GPS start-up and longer battery life during GPS activation.
• A new optional SportMount Chest Harness that straps-on the WG-2 for hands-free HD movie capture of every exciting moment of adventure on land, sea or in the air.

Other outstanding WG-2 features include:

• Shockproof design protects camera drop up to 5 feet.
• Crushproof construction withstands weights up to 220 LBF (pound-force).
• Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14 degrees F).
• Dustproof design protects the camera from dry, dusty environments.
• Wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent).
• Large 3 inch LCD features HVGA resolution (460,000 dots) and anti-reflective coating on its protective cover.
• Hardened cover with SP coating protects internal lens elements.
• An HDMI port (Micro, Type-D) plays back beautiful, high definition images and video on HDTVs.
• Pixel Track, Digital, and Movie Shake Reduction ensure sharp, blur-free images and video.
• Fast Face Detection technology including Smile Capture and Blink Detection to capture perfect portraits.
• A Handheld Night Snap mode produces a single blur-free, composite image from four images of the same scene.
• An autofocus assist lamp helps to quickly and accurately focus.
• Extended dynamic range helps bring out extra highlight and shadow detail.
• PENTAX infrared remote control compatibility for remote shooting.
• GPS and non-GPS versions are available in several new stylish color options.

Priced at $349.95 USD, Optio WG-2 will be available in a choice of Black or Vermillion Red, while the Optio WG-2 GPS will be priced at $399.95 USD in a choice of Shiny Orange or Gloss White. The new SportMount Chest Harness will be priced at $49.95 USD and should be available late spring or early summer 2012.