Rough and ready Canon PowerShot D20 rugged compact camera launched

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Got butter fingers? Like swimming up mountains? Then check out the new ruggedised camera from Canon, the PowerShot D20.

Built around a “a robust and sporty body”, it’s waterproof down to 10m, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof, with a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, backed by the DIGIC 4 processor.

Zoom is of the 5x optical variety, with 1080p video recording on board and the same Movie Digest feature seen in some of the A -Series cameras, making a mini movie from the four seconds prior to each photo taken.

A 3-inch 460k dot PureColor II screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio sits on the back, while the actual lens itself is a 28mm wide angle. As well as a series of silly filter effects, the D20 also comes with GPS photo tagging.

Due in May, expect to pay about £349.

Gerald Lynch
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