Olympus is set to launch a new super tough camera this month, which is shockproof, waterproof AND freezeproof, making it ideal for holidays, extreme sports lovers and of course, clumsy people.
The TG-320 is waterproof up to 3 metres, freezeproof down to -10°C and shockproof to a height of 1.5 metres, so we won’t be throwing it out of a plane anytime soon, but it’s pretty much guaranteed to withstand a lot of bumps and falls. It’s so tough because it’s got a double seal protecting the inner casing and a double lock mechanism too, which ensures none of the components get damaged if it happens to fall in any water.
However, it’s not just tough, it can take 720p HD movies and still photos in 14MP quality and can handle wide-angle group shots and lots of zooming. It’s Eye-Fi car compatible as well, meaning you can automatically upload photos wirelessly to a computer or website. There are some cool extras too, like 3D underwater shooting mode, a selection of filters, Beauty Mode (to smooth away imperfections) and face detection.
At £139.99 it won’t be the cheapest camera on the market, but it’s good value for the specs it’s packing and just how durable it is.
The Olympus TOUGH TG-320 is available in blue or red from the middle of February and will be priced at £139.99.
By Becca Caddy | February 3rd, 2012