Originally Posted by mesoplodon
Is a metal, weather sealed camera a must living in very humid South Florida? Will a plastic model stand up to an occasional bump and splash? We do a lot of outside activities.
Don't know the answer to that. But my strategy this time around is . . .
1) Got a waterproof point-and-shoot camera to use when the weather is bad, we're at the beach or in our pool.
2) Got a protection plan with my Nikon D5100 that's suppose to cover things like water damage, impact damage, dust and sand damage, etc. (So the stuff that a manufacturer's warranty would not cover.) The gentleman at the store said that he even had someone bring in the camera that they accidentally drove over and it was replaced with this protection plan.
Take care, Glen