Olympus has a line of cameras that they have been producing for several years.
They are weatherproof (dust and water).
The latest ones released are the Stylus 600 and 800.
The Stylus 800 is the first Stylus to have manual controls included.
Here is a look at their specifications:
I am looking to purchase a new digital camera, my Canon Powershot S410 is breaking down (LCD screen blank, and lens not extending). We are pretty rough with our cameras, do a lot of travelling, outdoor activities, etc. I have been pleased with the image quality from the Canon, but am concerned about it's durability/reliability. I need something compact as well. One other complaint about the Canon that I would like upgraded on the new one is the speed of the camera, shutter, focusing, etc. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.