Heads up adventurers and outdoor sports enthusiasts! If you’re shopping about for a new rugged camera to accompany you on your adventures, you might be interested to hear that Canon has recently taken the wraps off the new Canon PowerShot D20. For those familiar with the PowerShot D10, the D20 will be its successor in a new “robust and sporty” body.
If the photo above did not already give it away, the Canon PowerShot D20 has been designed for the outdoor sports market in mind. The camera is expected to be waterproof down to 10m in depth, shockproof from drops of 1.5m in height, freezeproof down to -10C, and has been environmentally sealed against sand and dust.
It also features Active Display technology, which Canon claims will allow users to control some of the camera functions by tapping the camera body, which we’re guessing will come in handy when wearing thick and padded gloves. It will also sport an underwater macro mode and a built-in GPS Logger feature that lets the photographer tag images with location data, thus allowing users to track their movements with the Map Utility.
As far as its camera hardware is concerned, the Canon PowerShot D20 features a 28mm wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom, Intelligent Image Stabilization, a 12.1MP CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 4 processor and will also be able to record videos in 1080p Full HD quality. The Canon PowerShot D20 is expected to go on sale in May for £399 inc. VAT (~$630), and will be available in blue, silver and yellow. [Press release]