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Old 02-24-2014, 10:04 AM
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Do I need a "tough" camera?

I am in the market for a new camera mostly for backpacking trips. Can anybody speak to whether or not a "tough" camera is worth the extra expense? It looks as though I could get a much better camera for the price if I do not have to pay for those features, however I don't want to have to worry about destroying the camera in a few trips. A lot of the "tough" features seem like overkill for example, I'm not going to be taking photos 50 ft underwater!

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In my opinion, you don't need anything too special. Cameras are relatively fragile devices regardle NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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There are quite a few options in that price range. That's what I usually budget for and each two hun NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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