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AgfaPhoto has designed a compact camera that appears to have been tailored for the needs of divers, hikers and skiers.

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AgfaPhoto's Optima 830UW: fit for sporty types

The 8Mp Optima 830UW can be submerged into water to depths of up to 10m, which is good news for fans of watersports. It's also frost-proof, according to AgfaPhoto, and able survive temperatures as low as -5°C.

If you're up a rock face and camer falls out of your pocket, it'll survive the drop - provided you're no more than a metre above what it lands on. You might feel a little shaken if you fall too, but the 830UW's on-board image stabilisation should ensure that your pictures are still in focus.

A healthy 21 pre-set scene modes are included, including underwater and night-shot settings, and there’s also a mode for creating 360° panoramic pictures.

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Eight million pixels and frost-proofing

The camera has a 3x optical zoom and top ISO sensitivity of 1600. Around the back there’s a 2.5in display.

AgfaPhoto’s Optima 830UW is available now in North America for around $350 (£248/€277). A UK launch date or price hasn’t been disclosed. ®

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