Olympus Cameras Tough it Out on Maine’s Wild White Water
Whitewater in New England runs fast and wild – the perfect place to test outdoor gear of all kinds. Olympus Cameras brought its new waterproof Stylus Tough Digital Camera to Maine to abuse it in all sorts of conditions. Northern Outdoors‘ video boater, Nick Atwood, rigged his whitewater kayak with half a dozen cameras and put them through their paces on the Kennebec River. Best known for as a prime run for Maine whitewater rafting, the Kennebec gave the Stylus and Nick a glorious ride, as the video proves!
Among other adventures the Stylus Tough Camera had in Maine were snowboarding at Sugarloaf, mountain biking in Carrabassett Valley, lobster fishing off Portland Head, skateboarding and bowling (though inexplicably not candlepin bowling!) and a wild ride in a washing machine at the local laundrymat. That’s a tough camera getting put through its paces in a state known for rugged adventure. From hut to hut hiking trips to Maine whitewater rafting, Maine is a great place to come out and play, and we’re thinking the Stylus Tough is a great camera to bring along!
I bought one of these for my marine survey business because of the wide angle feature and because I have a habit of dropping things into ilges and over the side. So far my Stylus tough has survived 10 foot drops inside a barge and several dunks in the ocean without a problem. Now scarred and well used it still performs like new. Also plenty of use on the Maine snowmobile trails and fishing trips. Great camera!