Anyone had tried this camera for offroading?

Submitted: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 22:59
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Hi all, just find a very interesting digital camera from ebay. It is water and shock proof ! Perfectly what I need when offroading.

Can I get this in Aust ? Is there any other camera good for outdoor activity ? (Waterproof is a must as I had damaged a camera when my friend slipped into a deep mud hole when taking pic for my truck)
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Reply By: Member - Motley - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 09:08

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 09:08

My only comment would be that at 1.3 mega pixels, you might be disappointed in quality of the pictures, particularly the ability to print say, 6" x 4" copies. These days, digital cameras are moving towards 5 mega pixels and that is just enough to print a good quality 8" x 10" image.

If it was me and I wanted to take some lasting images in out of the way places, I would god for higher pixels and trade off the fact that I would need to take a bit more care with the camera in terms of dust, moisture etc. You might want to have a look at this Canon camera (I'm a user, not a canon employee).

It's 3.2 megapixelas and you can get a waterproof case for it.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 11:19

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 11:19
if they are only cheapies off Ebay they are ok.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 11:21

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 11:21
that URL is wrong.

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Reply By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 21:11

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 21:11
Mike, I agree that 3.2 or 3.4 mpixels is the minimum requirement. Waterproofing is going to add a huge amount to the cost. The common brands often have a plastic waterproof case as an extra that enables scuba diving etc. Do you really need that? Most people are able to keep a camera dry - keep your friend away from it ;-)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 01:52

Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 01:52
Or if you do need a 100% waterproof camera, buy my Underwater Nikonos 4a Diving Camera...

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