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Old Jan 19, 2007, 4:29 PM   #1
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I am looking for a camera to take with me while I go on long runs (20 miles or more). I am looking at the Olympus Stylus 720 SW because if I get caught in the rain, it can handle it. Also, if it gets bumped while running on rough terrain, it should handle that too. I would also like a camera that can handle low light situations without a flash, without looking too terribly grainy. Before I purchase the Stylus 720 SW, does anyone have an opinion?
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 8:07 PM   #2
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You might want to take a look at the Pentax W series of waterproof cameras as well.

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Old Jan 20, 2007, 6:22 AM   #3
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While compact and waterproof, I think you will be very disappointed in the low light performance of this camera. I would agree with Sarah, that you might want to take a look at the Pentax model before you buy the 720 SW. However, if low light performance is really important to you, consider buying two cameras...one for running, and one for low light photography. I did an extensive search for a good waterproof digital camera for my own use - I didn't find one. Waterproof - yes...compact - yes...good picture quality - no. That doesn't mean that one doesn't exist...it just means that I couldn't find one...and I really looked.

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Rinnie- is very correct-

When it comes to waterproof point and shoot cameras, the choice is rather limited.

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