Yanko Design agrees: Rugged compacts needn't look it

You don't see the nuts and bolts in one designer's concept for a Nikon Coolpix eXtreme.

Camillo Vanacore's stylish concept for a rugged Coolpix.

(Credit: Camillo Vanacore/Yanko Design)

After seeing this year's offerings at CES and PMA, I was disappointed by how Frankensteinian rugged compacts are, with all their nuts and bolts hanging out.

So I hope someone somewhere heeds the new concept cam by Yanko Design's Camillo Vanacore for a flashy faux Coolpix dubbed "eXtreme," which he describes as "an all-weather, all-terrain coolpix device that looks sleek and really knows how to rough it out!"

(Via PhotographyBlog)

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Lori Grunin is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. She's been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 1988.

 

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