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Gerrie Aug 22, 2009 9:33 AM

point and shoot for four wheeling trips
Hi all,

I Think I have decided what camerea I am going to get, for me (unless I read or see something that really changes my mind :) ) Now I am am looking for a new camera fromy husband to take on four wheel trips. Just a point and shoot. He is often in dusty or drity muddy condisions but is very careful with his equintment. He has been to Moab and West Va. and we are going to Hawai this year. He needs something that will fit in a pokcet (It is a big pocket) Any thoughts


mtclimber Aug 22, 2009 12:04 PM

Cameras for extreme Conditions
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The Pentax W-60/W-80 cameras are waterproof and still produce very good photos. Olympus has the Stylus Tough 6000 and 8000 that are shockproof, waterproof, and operate in extreme temps.

I have included a photo sample from the Pentax W-60 camera.

Sarah Joyce

mtclimber Aug 23, 2009 11:05 AM

Nikon P-80 Camera
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For the just about same price as a Panasonic FX-150 you can just about buy the Nikon P-80 and along with excellent images, you would also have 18X of optical zoom for your horse photos. Attached is a P-80 photo sample.

Have a great day.

KCook Aug 24, 2009 10:04 AM

So long as he is very careful about dust and moisture the Panasonic TZ/ZS series seem like an obvious candidate? There are also ultracompacts that will work here, but I don't care for fumbling with a teensy camera while hanging onto a Jeep!

Kelly Cook

mtclimber Aug 24, 2009 10:32 AM

The key to camera selection is to really define and describe completely the kind of photos and the conditions under which that are going to be taken. Can you please tell us more, Gerrie. Thanks!

Sarah Joyce

Gerrie Aug 25, 2009 8:29 PM

Hi, What he mostly takes pictures of is landscapes. Outdoor nature things he sees on his trips. He would also take pictures on his club members (4 wheeler club) He is not a racer or risk taker.

He would want something auto. He is not one to mess around with settings too much.

So a good zoom and a camera that can take being in a pocket of a person that is riding a 4 wheeler down a bumpy trail.

mtclimber Aug 25, 2009 8:59 PM


Take a look at the Sony H-20 camera. It may just be perfect for your husband! Sounds like he does not need waterproofing.

Sarah Joyce

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