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Old Dec 5, 2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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I am looking for a Christmas gift for my husband who loves hunting, fishing, and generally rough stuff. I was thinking of getting him a waterproof shock proof camera but I wanted to know if it is possible to get one that doesn't totally sacrifice when it comes to image quality. Any suggestions??
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Old Dec 5, 2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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It seems that the best solution is really the Pentax W-60 camera. Please take a look at that camera and then we can proceed onward, based on your responses.

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Koopage,

The Olympus 1050SW is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof...

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?product=1395

However, if image quality is really important to your husband, then I personally would avoid all of the current cameras of this type. I shopped for one a few years ago, so I could take it out on the boat, beach, etc. and was very disappointed with the picture quality they produced. I found a camera that I liked, bought a good, padded case for it, and put it in a waterproof bag when on the boat...works for me - just a thought.

Steve reviewed both the 1050sw as well as the W-60 that Sarah suggested...he liked the W-60 better.

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Actually the Pentax W series don't do a bad job at all. There are no $(US) 800.00 DSLR camera, but for what they were designed for, they are a good snapshot camera. Here is a sample photo.

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Hmmm it looks like people preferred the Pentax but am I right in thinking that it is not shockproof??
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You are correct. The Pentax W-60 produces the best photos. It comes with a neck lanyard to handle the shockproof issue. Here is a W-60 underwater photo.

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Here is a Pentax W-60 dry land photo.

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I own an Olympus Stylus that Sarah Joyce remended for me. I have used in the rain and it works well for me. The picture quality is not D-SLR but it works for what I need for it to do.

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The Pentax W-60 has even better IQ, as you can see from the sample photos.

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