Olympus STYLUS TOUGH cameras almost ready to rumble

Jan 7, 2009
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Olympus is readying two more cameras for the gauntlet - the STYLUS TOUGH-8000 and STYLUS TOUGH-6000.  In case you haven't noticed, these cameras are supposed to be really tough.

The STYLUS TOUGH-8000 is rocking 12 million pixels of image resolution and, according to Olympus, can perform all sorts of death-defying stunts.  For instance, it can handle being dropped 6.6 feet, can go underwater 33 feet, can withstand 220 lbs of pressure and, I quote, will "laugh at freezing temperatures".

The STYLUS TOUGH-6000 is a 10-megapixel camera that can perform some of the same stunts, just not as well.  The 6000 can only be dropped 5 feet and can only dive 10 feet underwater.  As for freezing temperatures?  Olympus says that the 6000 can "beat the freezing cold", but it certainly doesn't laugh at it like the 8000 does.

Both cameras will be available within the next month or so.  The 8000 will show up next month for $399.99, while the 6000 will come later this month, priced at $299.99.


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