Top 5 waterproof digital cameras for taking your holiday snaps with

Following Reevoo.com's findings last week that 22% of Brits end up causing on average £209 worth of damage to their tech gear whilst on holiday, we thought we'd scour the Gadget Globe in search of the latest waterproof cameras…

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Gerald LynchTop 5 waterproof digital cameras for taking your holiday snaps with

Pentax Optio W90 waterproof camera gets an orange tan in time for the summer sun

The Pentax Optio W90 camera is about to get Tango'ed, with the waterproof snapper expanding its range of available colours to add Orange into the mix. The camera itself has been knocking about in other colours since May, and it's…

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Gerald LynchPentax Optio W90 waterproof camera gets an orange tan in time for the summer sun

PENTAX Optio M90 compact digital camera launched

PENTAXhave today launched the Optio M90 compact digital camera. Coated in a grip-freindly rubber exterior, the camera can shoot 12.1 megapixel stills, has 5x wide angle digital zoom and a 2.7 inch LCD monitor. Other features include improved facial recognition…

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Gerald LynchPENTAX Optio M90 compact digital camera launched

Japan-only release for the 40 megapixel Pentax 645D DSLR stunner

Looking forward to getting your hands on Pentax's long awaited 40 megapixel 645D DSLR? Well you're in luck…providing you can get yourself on a plane to Japan, that is. Yep, Pentax's impressively spec'd DSLR will only be on sale in…

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Gerald LynchJapan-only release for the 40 megapixel Pentax 645D DSLR stunner

The Pentax Optio W80 "adventure" camera

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Are you more of a Bruce Parry than a Bruce Forsyth? Do you prefer to spend your holidays clinging to an overhanging cliff face rather than clinging to the bar after one too many sangrias? Do you prefer to pitch your tent in the middle of an Arctic storm rather than sleeping in a 4* hotel room?

If so, the Pentax Optio W80 point and shoot camera could be the perfect companion for your travels. This is one hell of a tough camera, you see. This camera is “adventure proof”:

– Coldproof: Perfect for skiing or snowboarding as it can stand temperatures as low as minus 10°C.
– Waterproof: Not just from the rain either, you can use this camera to take images and videos up to 5m deep.
-Dustproof: Not just great for dirty houses, this will also come in handy on desert safari.
-Shockproof – Drop this baby from a metre and it won’t feel a thing. Drop it from higher than that and who knows? It’s only shockproof from a metre so don’t push your luck.

It’s not only a durable little blighter, it’s also got the spec that an ardent traveller is going to need to get good shots. For starters it’s 12.1-megapixels with a 5x optical zoom. It can also capture video in HD with a widescreen resolution of 1280×720 at 30fps.

The 2.5-inch LCD screen will display crystal clear images even in bright sunlight and there’s also built in face detection for up to 32 faces with smile capture and blink detection.

This camera looks very impressive. I want one already. I want one even more now I know that it comes in three colours including Gunmetal Grey. Gunmetal Grey sounds like the hardest colour ever. Can colours be hard? I bet Gunmetal Grey could kick any other colour’s arse.

It’s out in July in the States for $300, expect a UK release not long after with a price between £200 and £250.

(via Engadget)

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Paul LamkinThe Pentax Optio W80 "adventure" camera

Bargain of the Week: Pentax Optio S12 digital camera

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Welcome to Bargain of the Week, where I’ll take a look around the web for the best tech/gadget bargain I can find, and report back to you.

This week, you can get hold of the rather nice Pentax Optio S12 compact digital camera for a penny shy of seventy quid, thanks to it being half price at Amazon.co.uk…

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Andy MerrettBargain of the Week: Pentax Optio S12 digital camera