What is the best tough compact camera?

You want a tough compact camera. Here is a list of our favourite tough compacts


Tough compact cameras:

Panasonic FT3

Much like it's predecessor models, the Panasonic FT3 is able to withstand a whole host of difficult situations, such as being 12m underwater or dropped over a meter. This, coupled with the ability to shoot 1080p videos and 12MP stills, make the FT3 a tough, compact marvel.

Summary:

6400 max ISO Has built-in anti shake  Has HD video Takes sd media cards

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Canon D10Canon D10

And underwater camera that not only looks the part but performs superbly as well, taking some eye-catching images while submerged.

Summary:

12 megapixels 1600 max ISO Has built-in anti shake  Has a 3x zoom Takes sd media cards

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Pentax WG1

With the ability to log positioning via the built-in GPS feature the Pentax WG1 is perfect for exploring, and tracking your shot locations. The 5x zoom lens and 14MP sensor ensure the images taken are up to spec, and the ability to survive over 10 meters underwater and being dropped make it more than man enough to take a beating.

Summary:

Has built-in anti shake   Takes sd media cards

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