October 2006

Added review of waterproof Olympus Stylus 720 SW
DigitalCameraRoundup.com reviews the remarkable Olympus Stylus SW720. This is a sleek and slender 7.1 megapixel camera that can be used in depths of up to ten feet for an hour without special waterproof housing. That's good enough for snorkeling and some river diving. If you want to go deeper, there's the special PT-033 underwater case for it, and now you can go down to 133 feet. Which means it is the best of all worlds: a small, handy digital camera you can take into the water, there's a deepwater case for it, and you don't even have to worry should the case ever leak a bit. We'll be testing this camera in several dive sites shortly and add pictures to the review. [Olympus SW720 review] -- Posted Monday, October 16, 2006 by chb

Review: Casio Exilim S600 - more for less!
Casio's S600 replaces the incredible, and incredibly sexy S500. Fortunately, the design is the same. On the plus-side, there is a new 6-megapixel imager and the camera costs less. We'd hoped for a larger screen, but that simply wasn't possible. Anyway, a terrific camera! [Read Casio S600 review] -- Posted Sunday, October 15, 2006 by chb

Waterproof USB Flash drives
Kingston Technology introduced a new line of rugged, waterproof USB 2.0 Flash drives capable of withstanding harsh operating conditions. The new DataTraveler Secure line of USB drives feature titanium-coated stainless steel casings that are waterproof to depths up to four feet. The drives are available in capacities up to 4 GB and will start at a MSRP of US$33 for a 512MB version. -- Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2006 by chb

Added review of waterproof Optio Pentax W10
If you need an underwater camera but don't want to get one of those special underwater cases, check the handy 6-megapixel Pentax Optio W10 digital camera with an interal 3X optical zoom. It looks just like a regular digital camera and is as small and light as one, but it can handle five feet of water for 30 minutes. Which means you can probably take it deeper than that. Not exactly scuba territory, but enough for some serious fun snorkling, in tide pools, around lakes and even diving in rivers. See our review of the Pentax Optio W10. -- Posted Monday, October 2, 2006 by chb