Olympus launches new Stylus Tough cameras at CES
Two new models – the Stylus TG-830 iHS and the Styuls TG-630 iHS – made their debut in Las Vegas.
Obviously, these cameras are designed to take great shots with above-average 16-megapixel back-side illuminated CMOS sensors and their latest TruPic VI image processors.
But it's what's wrapping all that technology that makes these cameras stand out.
The TG-830 iHS can survive a tumble from 6.6-feet, or a dip 33 feet below the surface of water.
It can also handle the weight of an average adult – crushproof up to 220 lbs. Sorry Rob Ford – this camera isn't enough to support your weight.
And for those taking this camera with them to enjoy to the great Canadian outdoors – don't worry if you leave this outside with your snowboard on the porch overnight. Olympus says this camera can even shoot photos when the mercury dips down to -10 C.
High-speed video performance is said to be impressive on something this small – especially if you're capturing action and want to slow it down later. Record 240 fps in HVGA resolution, 120 fps in 720p HD or 60 fps 60i HD footage. A 5x optical zoom lens will help you narrow in on the action.
The TG-830 iHS is expected to sell for $279 in March. If you want to spend a little less and don't need your point-and-shoot camera to be as indestructible (though still hardy to the outdoors) then the TG-630 iHS is your next best bet, which is expected to cost just about $200.- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets