We used to think we were pretty good at testing a product's duarbility until we saw what the folks over at Olympus put their new Stylus Tough cameras through (a daycare full of kids). We'd like to introduce to you a camera that has been sunk in a fish tank, made into an ice cream sundae, stomped on, painted upon.... and lived to tell the tale. Try to keep your mouth closed as you watch the videos of their torture after the jump.
Here's what these Stylus Tough cameras come loaded with...
Shock Proof - Up to 6.6ft
Waterproof - Up to 33ft
Freezeproof - Down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit
Crushproof - Up to 220 pounds of force per square inch
None of that really means much until you watch what happens when a day care releases full furry on the claims that this camera makes. We cringed through most of these thinking to ourselves, "Don't do it, kid... please don't do it! Ack they did it!" See if you have the same reaction. Here's the best of the best video with snippets from all the different tests they did.
If you want to see the full tests, click through to You Tube for a full listing (to the right of the video) of all the different trials, tribulations and "Please tell me my child will never do this with my camera" experiences! There's more about the technical side of things over at Olympus' website!