“Focus on fun, without worrying about damaging your camera’s high-grade components,” says Olympus of its new TG-820 HIS.
The camera resists underwater immersion down to 33 feet, a drop from 6.6 feet, 220 pounds of weight, and sub-freezing temperatures. “Even people with an action-packed lifestyle can capture brilliant photos and 1080p Full HD Videos, no matter how fast their subject is moving or how poor the lighting is,” the company says.
The $300 cam has a new 12-megapixel back-side illuminated CMOS sensor for improved low-light performance as compared to last year’s rugged model, as well as better response time. It’s 5x lens zooms from 28mm. It has a 3-inch LCD. More information is here.
It’s not as tough, but the SZ-31MR boasts a 24x optical zoom lens (the 35mm equivalent of 25-600mm).
The $400 compact and lightweight camera has a 16-megapixel BSI sensor, two image processors, 3-inch touchscreen, 1080p video capture, and burst shooting at ten frames per second, or 60 frames per second at three megapixel resolution. Also, the Multi-Recording functionality simultaneously captures 1080p video and 16-megapixel still images. More information is here.
Both cameras provide a new “HDR Backlight Adjustment” function, which takes a collage of separate photos and blends them into one “perfectly exposed image regardless of difficult lighting.”