By Ethan Dougherty
on 2.25.10

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The march of ruggedized cameras continues with the waterproof (20 ft), shockproof (4 ft), coldproof (14°F) Pentax Optio W90 ($330). Specifically designed for adventure photography, the Optio W90 is equipped with a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 5x (28-140mm) wide optical zoom lens with a unique “Digital Microscope” mode that utilizes a unique LED lens lighting feature for macro photography (as close as 1cm!). The Optio W90 is available in black or pistachio colors and features 720p 30fps HD video capture, hand-shake reduction, infrared remote, HDMI output, autofocus assist lamp (helpful but annoying for discreet shooters), and a variety of capture aids including face detection, smile capture, and blink detection. You know, in case someone blinks while you’re capturing them yell “On Belay!” on Half Dome’s North face.

More photos after the jump.

Buy Now: $330