Having just announced its new ST93 compact camera, Samsung is to launch something a little bit tougher in the shape of the Samsung Multi-Proof W200 Pocket Cam.

The rugged W200 is designed to be taken into the toughest conditions and features a 5-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor along with a F2.2 Bright lens.

Although shockproof from 2 metres, the emphasis is firmly on its underwater capabilities, as the W200 pocket Cam can be submerged up to 3 metres in depth and has features such as an anti-water drop and anti-fog coatings. An Aqua Mode setting automatically sets the ideal parameters for the bright and clear underwater video.

The camcorder delivers Full HD video and has, what sounds like, a handy Record Pause feature which means after pausing you can resume at the same moment bundling the footage on the same file after filming - removing the hassle of merging footage from different files. Fish eye and vignetting features are also included.

The Samsung Multi-proof W200 Pocket Cam will be available in May for $159.