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Olympus TG-820 iHS

Photographers working in extreme conditions will appreciate Olympus’s 12-megapixel TG-820 iHS point-and-shoot camera. This camera provides a 5X optical zoom and high-speed sequential shooting, and it captures video in full HD (1080p). But that’s not what makes it special. It stands out for its toughness: The hardware is waterproof up to 33 feet, shockproof up to 6.6 feet, crushproof up to 220 pounds, freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and dustproof. The TG-820 iHS costs $250, but if you’re looking for a different price (or different specs), keep in mind that Olympus has an entire line of rugged cameras.

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