Olympus and Pentax both make splashproof / waterproof compact cameras:.
The Pentax Optio W30 claims to be waterproof to a depth of 3m and weighs 140g. It costs 230 (UK)..
The Olympus mju 770 SW is waterproof to 10m, weighs 155g and costs 250 UK. Its cheaper partner the mju 760 is 'splashproof' (so don't drop it in the sea), weighs 120g and costs 170 (UK)..
Since I figured out that in ultra compact range, waterproof equals poorer picture quality, I decided to go for a robust, preferably weatherproof, but not necessary waterproof camera..
I have selected this cameras:1. Canon PowerShot SD 850 IS2. Olympus Stylus 8303. Nikon CoolPix S2004. Nikon CoolPix S510.
Which would you recommend?.
Camera should:- produce good images,- be fast (boot-up)- have good capability to shot sport ("action") shots,- a good movie recording..
Thank you very much for your suggestions!.
Take a look at the Olympus Stylus (mju?) 780 and 830. Splashproof w/IS, better IQ than the SW series...
Are you planning on shooting with gloves on? Some of these smaller models will be impossible to hold with gloves...
Greg Nut wrote:.
Are you planning on shooting with gloves on? Some of these smallermodels will be impossible to hold with gloves..
No, but since I will be skiing in powder, and there is a high probability of snowfall, I would like that the camera is resistant to some drops of water...