Archive for Extreme Sports
April 17, 2012 – PRESS SUMMARY - PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION announced that the PENTAX Optio WG-2 compact digital camera, launched in March 2012, has received a 2012 TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) Award for “Best Rugged Compact Camera”. The WG-2 was selected because of its exceptional image quality and outstanding operability in harsh conditions. The camera is waterproof up to 40 feet, dustproof, coldproof, crushproof, and shock-resistant.
TIPA is an independent, non-profit organization comprised of editors from 29 photo and imaging magazines in 14 countries, many in Europe. This year’s TIPA winners were chosen from a wide variety of new photo and imaging products that were introduced between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.
Feb 8, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - PENTAX Imaging Company has announced its 12th generation of adventure series digital cameras – the PENTAX Optio WG-1 and PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS. Featuring outstanding waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, coldproof, and crushproof capability, these extra-rugged models take adventure photography to new heights (and depths).
Jan 9, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - Eastman Kodak Company introduced two new additions to its award-winning pocket video camera portfolio – the KODAK PLAYFULL Video Camera that’s packed full of features in an ultra slim and chic design and the next generation of the KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof up to 10 feet.
Both video cameras feature Kodak’s exclusive Share Button making it easy for you to share your videos and pictures with friends and family in three simple steps. Kodak offers the world’s only cameras with 3-step sharing.1 New in 2011, Kodak has added TWITTER as a sharing destination as well as two more international sites.
KODAK PLAYFULL Video Camera
Featuring a hip and stylish design, the KODAK PLAYFULL Video Camera not only fits in the pocket of your skinny jeans but looks good with them too. It is made for social butterflies and social networking superstars. You can capture your best friend’s birthday party or a night at the fashion show in full 1080p HD video or 5 MP stills. Then simply press the Share Button to tag to your favorite social networking sites and email, and connect to your computer for automatic upload. Read More→
Jan 8, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - Fujifilm has raised the bar in the competitive outdoor compact camera sector by introducing the FinePix XP30; the world’s first water, shock, dust and freeze proof model featuring built-in GPS functionality.
Continuing in the tradition set by the XP10 that it replaces, the FinePix XP30 offers a competitively-priced entry into the sector with a specification that will ensure outdoor-loving photographers or adventure sports enthusiasts are well catered for. In addition to GPS and its rugged build quality, the camera also features 14.2 megapixel resolution with an impressive 5 times wide zoom with optical image stabilization to shoot sharp image quality in any condition. With a FinePix XP30 in their rucksack, outdoor photographers will be able take their pictures to new heights without the steep price tag! Read More→
May 21, 2010 – Here’s an awesome video that I was turned on to by Jennifer Cisney (@kodakCB on Twitter). The waterproof full HD Kodak PlaySport video camera was the perfect choice to create this high energy Kitesurfing video. Check it out! And be sure to watch it full screen in 720p HD.
May 8, 2010 - PRESS SUMMARY – PENTAX Imaging Company announced that the PENTAX Optio W90 digital camera is an OUTSIDE MAGAZINE Gear of the Year Award winner. The Gear of the Year Award is announced in the Spring/Summer 2010 Outside Buyer’s Guide hitting newsstands today and remains available through September of this year.
“This is one cool camera,” said Buyer’s Guide editor Sam Moulton. “With rugged specs and a design that makes it look like it belongs on a mountain trail, it offers everything an outdoor adventure enthusiast could want in a point and shoot camera,” added Sam Moulton.
“And when the shooting begins, the W90 brings some serious photographic punch,” added Moulton.
The eleventh generation PENTAX Optio waterproof digital camera is built for rugged adventure in every way. With enhanced waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and coldproof performance, Read More→
Feb 28, 2010 – A new addition to the active lifestyle category of cameras is the Pentax Optio W90. The W90 is waterproof to 20 feet, shockproof from up to a 4foot drop, coldproof to sub-freezing temperatures and dustproof. Designed for that rugged outdoor look, the W90 includes a woven strap with carabiner to attach it to a backpack and other outdoor gear.
Features include a 12.1MP sensor, 28-140mm wide-angle lens with optical zoom, 2.7” LCD with 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and Digital Microscope mode with LED lighting to capture the smallest and closest macro subjects as near as 1cm from the camera. Additional features include Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card connectivity, Advanced Pixel Track Shake Reduction, Face Detection, Smile Capture and Autofocus assist lamp. The W90 will shoot 720p HD video at 30 fps and the included HDMI port allows playback on your HD TV.
The Pentax W90 will ship in April for $329.95 and an optional waterproof infrared remote control will be available at the same time for $29.95.
The H55 features a 14.1MP CCD sensor, 25mm wide-angle lens with 10x optical zoom and a 3” LCD. Additional features include Sony’s Sweep Panorama technology, Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization, Smile Shutter™ and Auto modes to make it easy to get the best shot in any lighting situation.
The TX5 is the worlds thinnest and smallest certified waterproof digital still camera that features a 10.2MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor that is also certified to be freeze proof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit and shockproof up to a 5-foot drop. Other features include 25mm wide-angle lens with 4x optical zoom, 3” LCD touch screen display that functions even underwater, Sweep Panorama, in-camera HDR and great low light shooting capabilities. The TX5 is also dust proof making it a great choice for on-the-go.
Both cameras feature 720p HD video recording and a memory slot compatible with both Memory Stick® (PRO Duo™) and class-four and above SD/SDHC formats. Available in April, the H55 will sell for $250 and the TX5 for $350.
Feb 21, 2010 – Following the trend of active lifestyle cameras, Samsung announced the waterproof AQ100 and the durable SL605. Both cameras feature a 12MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, 2.7” LCD and Smart Auto technology. The AQ100 is waterproof up to 10 feet and features Aqua mode for optimal underwater photos and 720p HD video.
The SL605 features Samsung’s Anti Scratch Mask to protect from unwanted scratches and key areas are rubberized to protect from dust, dirt and sand. The Smart Night Mode will allow you to capture sharp, properly exposed images by automatically adjusting the power of the flash to prevent wash out of your subject.
Both cameras will be available in the spring and the AQ100 will sell for $199.99 and the SL605 for $129.99.