Good all-rounder hillwalking camera?
by SummitStupid » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:59 pm
by cantabrigian » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:30 pm
The key features from the hillwalker's perspective are ruggedness ("robust enough to withstand a drop test from a height of 2.1 metres") and waterproofing (you can even take photos underwater with it).
by prog99 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:07 pm
I use a Sony rx100 mk1. It has decent ease of use and great image quality but isn’t waterproof etc can be picked up 2nd hand cheaply(mine had barely been used)
I also have a Panasonic ft30 for wet weather days. Image quality nowhere near the Sony but will survive a deluge.i picked mine up for 30quid on eBay and had hardly been used.
Mrs prog99 has the sadly discontinued canon d10 which is the best of both worlds having good picture quality with excellent weather proofing.
Andy Kirkpatrick did a recent blog on the subject - https://andy-kirkpatrick.com/blog/view/the-perfect-climbing-camera
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by malrc » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:40 pm
by SummitStupid » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:50 pm
by madprof » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:10 pm
SummitStupid wrote:Thank you to everyone for replying. I will check out the reccommendations.
Sony RX100 Mk2 here. Yeah they are good. Slips into a breast pocket and I use a freezer food bag to keep it dry. Also had a Canon S95 which was great.
by WalkWithWallace » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:57 am
by Sgurr » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:36 am
It fits in the 2nd top zipped pocket of my jacket easily(other is map). You can buy brightly coloured cheap cases for it so you can spot it easily if dropped. I am a very unimaginative photographer, so here is a bog standard photo on an overcast day of the sort you mostly get in the Highlands or Lakes
by mrssanta » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:05 pm
it is waterproof and shock proof too so I just shove it in my rucksack belt pocket. I attach it to a fine ribbon tied to my rucksack strap, so if I drop it it does not get lost
but the zoom is not really up to photographing birds. You can however get an extra lens for it. I have not got such a thing as I am not bothered that much.
It is really good at macro. flowers are more my thing and it is smashing for them.
by rockhopper » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:25 pm
by willwright111 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:17 pm
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by Border Reiver » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:23 pm
by EBowman » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:45 pm
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Mind you, these days mobile phone cameras seem to be quite good for closeup and wide angle shots.
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