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Old May 11, 2005, 4:04 PM   #1
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My boyfirend and I are avid mountain climbers and need a durable, lightweight camera that can withstand below freezing temps. We have found several that are water resistant but none that rate at temps below freezing. Any suggestions? It seems the best thing we have found so far is the 5.0 MP Olympus Stylus Verve S.
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Old May 12, 2005, 1:16 PM   #2
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Hi Ginny2,

Welcome to the forum

Here are some things to consider:

- Do you want easy access to cam...ie, a pocket digcam?

- How important is water resistance? Olympus Stylus 500 may fit your bill if this is a priority.

- If you go with a DPS900 external battery for your camera, you can still shoot in cold weather conditions because this battery is Lithium.

Just search on Froogle for them.

Nice thing about them is that you can shoot for hours with one charge and they will work on almost any dig cam.

Also, in cold weather, you can shoot with cold camera but moving dig cam in/put of cold/warm weather could cause condensation problems.

Also, read the Art of Adventure Photography by the late Galen Rowell. He was a premier climber in 60s/70s and a GREAT photographer. You can find this book used for a few bucks on Amazon, et al.
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