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Panasonic FT2 camera is harder than you

"What you lookin' at?"
"What you lookin' at?"

Panasonic has introduced the new Lumix DMC-FT2, which it is touting as a camera for those who love the great outdoors.

Well, those who like the great outdoors and are a little clumsy, as the FT2 boasts to being waterproof to 10 metres, shockproof to 2 metres, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof.

Perfect then for those double-hard people who like to take a dip in ice-cold waters with their cameras and dry themselves off with a sack-full of dust.

You Leica the lens?

Other features include a 14.1-megapixel sensor, HD shooting capabilities and a 28mm wide-angle Leica lens.

Although the camera houses a mere 4.6x when it comes to optical zoom, the FT2 does have something called Intelligence Zoom which brings the 4.6x to a more than respectable 6x.

Chassis-wise, the camera is made out of Schwarzenegger-like rubber padding, uses Van Damme-styled reinforced glass and there's also a smattering of Chuck Norris-flavoured carbon resins inside the camera.

The Panasonic DMC-FT2 will be available in the UK from mid March in a choice of 'striking' orange, 'cool' blue or 'stunning' yellow. Pricing is still to be confirmed – we did ask the FT2 personally but it shouted back 'what's it to you?'

So your best bet is checking out www.panasonic.co.uk for more details.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.