this is my camera. The olympus U 790 SW. Why I am writing about it? Well, I have had this camera longer than any other in my career – and that includes disposable cameras! Outdoors-eee [or just me?] people have a habit of destroying everything particularly phones and cameras and people are forever asking me what I choose and why. This photo was [one of many] taken at electric picnic. To the daring non-believers this was the test.
It’s waterproof to 3 metres, shock proof to 1.5 metres and has a host of other fancy stuff that I don’t need to understand, if you do however – pop your comment or thoughts in below. My other reason apart from the fact that it’s indestructable, as far as I’m concerned, is that it can take low resolution [175kb ish] all the way up to ‘super high quality’ [magazine standard/ 3.5 ish MB] pictures.
It is for that reason an essential tool of the trade. Now where’s that hammer….
UPDATE: sept 9th 2009
i just broke this camera – trying to prove it is indestructable 🙄