Water resistance?

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by Jim, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    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
     
    Jim, Dec 10, 2004
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  2. Jim

    JW Guest

    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
     
    JW, Dec 12, 2004
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