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Compact digital camera

Compact digital camera


Postby JamesI » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:00 pm

Any recommendations please for a robust, light-weight, damp-proof digital camera for hill walking (possibly with a view finder!)?
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Re: Compact digital camera

Postby boriselbrus » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:57 pm

Olympus TG5

Great pictures and bombproof. Can adjust settings by tapping it as well so can use it with thick gloves on.
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Re: Compact digital camera

Postby rgf101 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:49 am

I got a second hand SONY Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 off ebay after recommendations on here. Happy with it, does the job and it was cheap and pre-battered, so I'm not worried about dropping it on rocks.
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Re: Compact digital camera

Postby Sack the Juggler » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:50 pm

boriselbrus wrote:Olympus TG5

Great pictures and bombproof. Can adjust settings by tapping it as well so can use it with thick gloves on.
I've got the previous version of this and can testify that it is a great camera if there is going to be rain, puddles, dust, clumsiness, cold, or a mixture of all of the above.

It has a great lens, with a wide aperture, but its a bit on the short side.

I've also got a Panasonic TZ70, which is not waterproof, dustproof, etc, its also a bit bigger in size (not much) than the TG5, but its got a viewfinder and a long lens (x30), which I find useful when travelling.
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Re: Compact digital camera

Postby weaselmaster » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:02 pm

rgf101 wrote:I got a second hand SONY Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 off ebay after recommendations on here. Happy with it, does the job and it was cheap and pre-battered, so I'm not worried about dropping it on rocks.


Great camera but doesn't like water :(
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Re: Compact digital camera

Postby weaselmaster » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:04 pm

Sack the Juggler wrote:
boriselbrus wrote:Olympus TG5

Great pictures and bombproof. Can adjust settings by tapping it as well so can use it with thick gloves on.
I've got the previous version of this and can testify that it is a great camera if there is going to be rain, puddles, dust, clumsiness, cold, or a mixture of all of the above.

It has a great lens, with a wide aperture, but its a bit on the short side.

I've also got a Panasonic TZ70, which is not waterproof, dustproof, etc, its also a bit bigger in size (not much) than the TG5, but its got a viewfinder and a long lens (x30), which I find useful when travelling.


Yep, that's what i've been using in the last few months. I like the fact that the lens has a (glass) lens cover, it seems not to mist up as easily as the lumix i had before. Picture quality isn't bad, although I find the panorama setting disappointing c/f the Lumix or Sony Rx100. Probably the best of the current batch for changeable weather
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Re: Compact digital camera

Postby WalkWithWallace » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:59 am

Albeit not waterproof, but the Sony RX100 gets another vote from me.. I've got the MK3.
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Re: Compact digital camera

Postby mrssanta » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:05 pm

I have the Olympus TG 5 too and it is excellent. I can just fasten it to my waistband (so I don't lose it) and stuff it in my pocket and not worry about it. if I had to put my camera away all the time in case of a drop of rain I wouldn't bother
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Re: Compact digital camera

Postby dav2930 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:04 pm

WalkWithWallace wrote:Albeit not waterproof, but the Sony RX100 gets another vote from me.. I've got the MK3.

Me too. Good thing about the MK3 is it has a pop-up viewfinder, useful in bright light when you can't see the screen.
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