Can a GoPro survive a swift kick in the lens from a 9 Iron? You know what Betteridge’s law of headlines says, ‘any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered with the word no,” but we didn’t put the question in the headline… so you’ll just have to watch the video and see. Read more…
Posts Tagged ‘tough’
If you or the environments you tend to shoot in are extremely tough on your SD cards, and you’ve not yet been able to find a line that can stand up to the beatings you give it, then you might want to check out the new BLACK line of SD cards from Delkin.
Labeled the ‘world’s most rugged’ photography SD memory cards, Delkin claims the BLACK line is waterproof, dustproof, extreme temperature resistant and ‘virtually unbreakable.’ Read more…
Well, here’s your strange patent of the month. According to the latest patent filings from Olympus, it seems as though they’ve created a special triggering system for their ‘Tough’ waterproof camera lineup that will automatically snap a photo when it detects a splash of water.
While more details can only be hypothesized, it’s safe to say this feature is probably directed at parents of little ones who want to capture the waterlogged adventures of their children. Details on how the triggering system works are absent, but it’s rather intriguing nonetheless.
Of course, this tech may never make it into a consumer product. But if it does, we’ll be sure to share such a camera with you.
(via 4/3 Rumors)
It’s February, which means Ricoh is right on schedule when it comes to introducing the new ‘rugged’ cameras in the Pentax WG line… except they’re not called Pentax anymore. For the first time since acquiring the brand, Ricoh has dropped the Pentax name from these cameras entirely by introducing the updated Ricoh WG-4, WG-4 GPS and WG-20. Read more…
After Osama bin Laden’s death in May 2011, there was immediately a public outcry for the release of photos showing his dead body. The AP even took legal action to force the publication of the images, but that effort was squashed by a federal judge earlier this year.
While it’s unlikely that we’ll ever set eyes on the photos in question, more information on how they were captured is emerging.
A few weeks ago, some friends and I went on a rafting trip. Not wanting to put an actual camera at risk, I decided to simply bring my iPhone along in a Zip-Loc freezer bag. A pretty ghetto solution, I know, but it turns out that many rafters do the exact same thing.
So we know DSLR cameras can survive plunges down cliffs (but not being trapped in a burning car), but what about being dropped onto pavement while traveling at high speeds? Shahrizan Jeffri Aziz was covering the Tour de Langkawi on a motorcycle when the unthinkable happened: his Nikon D3S and 300mm f/2.8 lens flew out of his hands and “spread all over the road”.
Miraculously the camera still functioned perfectly and, after having its “flesh wounds” covered up with duct tape, was soon back in action.
(via Nikon Rumors)