Friday, 6 July 2007

NEWS: Ultimate outdoor compact digital camera launches



A new digital camera you can drop in tarns, take sea-kayaking and kick sand in the face of is about to hit the high street. The 6-megapixel Minox DC 6033 WP is waterproof to 10 metres, dust-, sand- and salt-resistant and capable of capturing your adventures on video too. It weighs 230g and measures 78 x 120 x 43 mm and runs on AA batteries, making it a cinch to power even when you're miles from a mains socket (and why would you want to be anything but?). It has a 2-inch screen on the back, 16mb memory as standard and an up-to-2gb SD memory card slot.
On sale for Euro229 in Germany right now (UK prices are yet to be set) it compares pretty well to its rival the Pentax Optio W30 (£150, right). The Minox gives away 1 megapixel in resoltion but gains 7m in underwater depth and for our money looks the more rugged.

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