Any recommendations for a sports camera? Prefer a smaller digital type with some type of waterproofness and impact resistance.
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8/15/07 at 9:28am
I agree, but I'm not sure that I'd feel safe carrying my dSLR while skiing.
I bought a canon g6 a few years ago, which takes great pics.
My brother owns the Kodak easy share, as recommended by trekchick, also takes great pics. Both of these are a little larger than some of the point & shoots that fit into the pocket though.
For my daughter, I purchased the canon A640 (10 mp) which I like even better. I highly recommend looking at this one.
Stay away from the Sony Cyber shots.
Take a look at the Olympus, Stylus 790SW.
Rugged? My sales guy dropped his demo unit onto the floor from 5 feet and it still worked. It's water proof to 10 feet. It will take video with sound. It's got image stabilization. I could clearly see the LCD outside in mid day sun with polarized glasses on. 7.1 megapixel and AF zoom.
I was looking for a pocket camera to take pictures of students that I could then email to them and add value/memories to their lesson experience. This has features that greatly add to it's utility, way beyond my original objective.
How did the Stylus 790SW work out for you on the slopes?
I've been looking at the Olympus 1030 SW
I'd like something that's compact, easy to use, and rugged enough to use skiing, backpacking, climbing , canoeing, fishing, the beach, etc. The 1030 SW is billed as waterproof to 33 feet, freeze proof to 14 degrees F, able to withstand a 6.6 foot drop, and able to withstand 220 lbs of pressure.
Amazon has it for $326, which is still a bit pricey for a point and shoot. I'm thinking I might bite when it drops below $300.
Anyone have any thoughts on this camera? Any other reasonably priced cameras out there designed to withstand the elements?
Personally I would buy the 850SW for $234 plus free ship from Amazon.
If you won't be taking underwater shots and you want to save a few more bucks the water resistant version will work fine. That is the one I have. The 820 is $174 shipped http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Stylus...64974&sr =1-5