Pentax is introducing a compact digital camera, called the OptioWP, that can be used to shoot underwater. The camera won’t be available until March, 2005.
The seams in the camera are protected with rubber sealant and an interlocking design to resist dust, pressure and moisture. Inside, an internal 3X optical zoom captures images as close as 0.36 inches without protruding from the camera body. A water-tight locking mechanism secures the camera’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery and SD memory card slot.
It can shoot “continuously for up to approx. 30 minutes underwater at a maximum depth of 1.5m.” It is recommended to rinse wash it afterwards. Good for those who snorkel, ski, sail, surf or just like to shoot near water.
The OptioWP is 5 Megapixel Camera with a 3.3X optical zoom. A 2″ LCD screen is on the back. It’s size is 102x51x22mm (WxHxD).
More details: Imaging Resource