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December 10, 2004 2:41:56 AM

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Ok, so Olympus has a few weatherproof digitals, but how much of a problem is
the occasional rain drop or water splash on a digital camera. Are these
things extremely finicky about staying desert dry? I'm thinking about the
sony DSC-W1, Olympus C-7000, Powershot S70, and Panasonic DMC FX7, and of
course, the Olympus Stylus 410. Quite a range, I know, but they each have
some features that I really like, and none of them are perfect. Any
thoughts? I intend to use this for outdoors photography, especially when
flyfishing.

TIA

Jim Ray

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December 12, 2004 7:50:47 AM

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I took my Sony Cybershot PSC-10 to Las Vegas and one day all my relatives
decided to go swimming at Ceasar's huge wading pool. I went right in the
water with my Cybershot and got some nice photos. I got some little
splashes on the camera and it still performed admirably. I know it's
foolish to take a $450 camera into the water but I wanted to get photos of
my son playing. I've also taken photos in the rain (misty or drizzle, not a
downpour). It still worked well up until recently when it developed
unrelated mechanical problems.

However, if I were to be near water all the time, you can get a waterproof
housing for certain digital cameras. I almost dunked my camera a few months
later when I was taking more photos while standing in a pool. I used to
work in a camera shop and I saw a few 35 mm SLR's that were ruined by being
exposed to beach air. Water will get into everything if you leave it
exposed long enough.

Hope it helps.

John


"Jim" <jimr@mcfeelys.com> wrote in message
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> Ok, so Olympus has a few weatherproof digitals, but how much of a problem
is
> the occasional rain drop or water splash on a digital camera. Are these
> things extremely finicky about staying desert dry? I'm thinking about the
> sony DSC-W1, Olympus C-7000, Powershot S70, and Panasonic DMC FX7, and of
> course, the Olympus Stylus 410. Quite a range, I know, but they each have
> some features that I really like, and none of them are perfect. Any
> thoughts? I intend to use this for outdoors photography, especially when
> flyfishing.
>
> TIA
>
> Jim Ray
>
>
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