(Ultra)Compact camera + spash/snow proof

I would kindly ask you for any recommendations on buying a (ultra)compact digital camera. Since I do own a Olympus UZ camera, I am looking for a smaller camera that fits into your pocket and that you can easily carry around and capture special moments..

I really like skiing and sailing, therefore it would be great if the camera would be splash-proof - so I could use it the best moments! .

I have seen the Olympus Tough Lite 790SW, which has a pretty nice design, but the reviewers are complaining about the picture quality. I would still prefer quality before "waterproof up to X meters", it would be also good to have some optical image stabilization for bad lighting contitions..

To summarize: I'm looking for a (ultra) compact camera, that would make good shots, but would still be splash resistant to some point..

Any suggestion will be highly appreciated..


Comments (5)

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)..

Best wishesMike..

Comment #1

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!.

Best regards!S..

Comment #2

Take a look at the Olympus Stylus (mju?) 780 and 830. Splashproof w/IS, better IQ than the SW series...

Comment #3

Are you planning on shooting with gloves on? Some of these smaller models will be impossible to hold with gloves...

Comment #4

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...

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