First Digital Camera?

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by Beckler, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Hi all, I am looking to get my first digital camera. Well, actually the ex got the first one we owned. LOL.

    Anyhow, I don't necessarily need waterproof but then again I don't want to worry about taking fishing shots in the rain. So I guess I can go with WP or just use ziplocs like I have in the past.

    I have been looking at the Olympus Stylus 550WP for $179 but even that is slightly out of my budget. I have also been scanning Craigslist and recently saw a Canon Powershot A470 new for $85.

    I have been making myself crazy reading reviews and such on all Olympus models but I just can't afford the "tough" series and I need a camera right now for my son's ballgames, fishing and to sell some stuff online.

    I guess my question is that if I don't plan on taking underwater shots is it really worth having a WP camera just to deal with the rain here? Lots of camera guys on here so I thought I would see what you guys think.

  2. I just purchased an oolympus 1050sw with 6 batteries and an 8gb memory card for 175 on ebay. Its a facotry refurb direct from olympus.

    The camera is water, dust, freeze, and impact proof. Its also fairly small and has a tap feature so u can operate it with gloves on. Just my two cents. It looks like a well reviewed and trustworthy camera to me. Ill be taking it on my next expedition in place of a bulky and heavy dslr.
  3. I've been using a Pentax Optio W20 for a few years now with great success. I think they have now evolved into the W60 model. Don't have to worry about water, the elements and it takes pretty decent underwater photos.
  4. Thanks for the info guys. I decided to go with a weatherproof Olympus Stylus 710 off of Craigslist.

    After a year of dealing with disposables I am one happy camper!

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