OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-820
Olympus $399 olympus.com.au ★★★★★ This isn’t Olympus’ first tough camera but with a 10m dive resistance, 12-megapixel resolution, the ability to capture full high-definition video and grab audio even underwater, it’s probably one of the best, toughest cameras around. Even a paddle through icy water didn’t slow it down. It earned bonus points for continuing to film after being jolted out of my hand while I was sliding down a hill. But it wasn’t invincible: the protective screen cover did suffer some scratching when it was crushed under me as I crawled through mud, dirt and gravel. Nothing that would stop you from using it again, though.