Casio has today announced the 'G.BROS GV-10' digital camera. Available in this highly attractive rubberized red / black case or a similar purple / silver the GV-10 has a 1.3 megapixel CCD sensor and a fixed focal length lens (35 mm equiv.). It is said to be waterproof and dustproof to JIS protection grade six, this essentially means it could be used in the rain, skiing or on the beach without any worries. Storage comes via a Compact Flash slot and the GV-10 takes four AA batteries. It's not clear at this stage if this is solely a domestic (Japan only) model or whether it will be available in the rest of the world.

Casio GV-10 specifications

Sensor 1/3.2" 1.3 megapixel CCD
Effective pixels 1.23 million
Lens Fixed focal length, 35 mm equiv. F2.8
Image sizes 1280 x 960, 640 x 480. Interpolated: 1600 x 1200
Image format JPEG
Focus 'Focus free' (fixed focus) - Portrait, Landscape, Macro focus modes
Focus distance 60 cm - Infinity, Macro: 10 cm
Digital Zoom Up to 2x
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Exposure modes Single image, Macro, Movie clip, Self-Timer, Best Shot
Shutter speeds 1 - 1/1500 sec
Apertures F2.8 / F9.7
White balance Auto plus four pre-programmed settings
Flash Auto, Fill-In, Forced Off. Range: 0.6 - 2.0 m
Viewfinder Optical
LCD 1.6" TFT (61,380 pixels)
Storage Compact Flash Type I, 8 MB card supplied
Print compliance DPOF, Print Image Matching
Connectivity USB, DC input, Mobile phone connector (cdmaOne / DoCoMo)
Power 4 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
Size 101 x 74 x 49 mm
Weight (no batt) 250 g
JIS waterproof rating 6
JIS dustproof rating 6