Monday, July 10, 2006

First look: Olympus Stylus 720SW and Pentax Optio W10

Though digital cameras are summer staples, their delicate controls and circuitry are hardly sympatico with sea and sand. Enter two supposedly beach-friendly new subcompacts--the $400 Olympus Stylus 720SW and the $300 Pentax Optio W10.

The 7.1-megapixel Olympus has a sleek metal body whose rubber gaskets indeed seal out sand and water, allowing the camera to take pictures at depths of up to 10 feet for up to one hour. Olympus claims the camera is shockproof, supposedly able to endure drops from heights of up to five feet. The 6-megapixel Pentax has a similarly sealed construction, though it’s limited to 30 minutes of waterproof duties at depths of up to 10 feet.

Read the full article here: First Look: 2 beach-buddy cameras


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