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Pentax has unveiled a pair of tough compact cameras, to follow on from its Optio WG-1 rugged compact which was released last year.
Panasonic has unveiled two new rugged cameras to sit in its line-up of compact models with the addition of the FT4 and the FT20.
CES 2012Olympus has announced five new compact cameras to sit in its line-up, including a rugged "Tough" camera.
ExclusiveRugged compact cameras have been around on the market for a long time now, with most manufacturers offering up something for adventurer types.
The new Olympus µ Tough-6010, is freezeproof to -10 C, waterproof to 3m and provides shockproof protection against drops of up to 1.5m. It also has a new set of 'magic' filters.
How tough do you want your mobile phone to be? Tesco is now selling the Land Rover S1 Sonin, which it describes as 'indestructible'.
The inexpensive plastic now used to manufacture CDs and DVDs will one day soon be put to use in improving the integrity of electronics in aircraft, computers and iPhones.