Pentax Optio W90 waterproof digital camera breaks cover

We have already talked about the Pentax X90 megazoom digital camera this morning. Pentax also unveiled another new digital cam today in the Optio line called the W90. The Optio W90 is a ruggedized digital camera that can stand up to extreme use.

The W90 is a 12.1MP digital cam with a 5x optical zoom aimed at the user who likes to spend time outdoors and wants a camera with them that will survive skiing or other activities. The W90 can survive drops up to four feet and is waterproof to 20 feet.

That means the cam can be used for taking pics underwater. Temperatures under freezing won't stop the W90 and the cam has Eye-Fi SD card connectivity. The rear LCD is a 2.7-inch unit and the camera can record 720p HD movies as well. HDMI out lets you send the movies to your big screen. The W90 will ship in April for $329.95 and Pentax will ship a waterproof remote compatible with the entire Optio line in April for $29.95.