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Old 10-05-2006, 02:52 PM
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Digital Camera

UL backpacking doesn't go well together with a nikon coolpix 8700; it's very bulky and very heavy....and I may have "injured it" 2 weekends ago when it kept banging up against the rock walls of the lemon squeezer in harriman state park. A camera that is light, small, good resolution and lense for panoramic shots as well as micro....hardy and waterproof would be ideal.
Does anyone have any recommendations??
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:10 PM
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There have been a few other camera threads you might want to check out, e.g., this one.

My girlfriend really likes her Nikon coolpix 4300, it weighs about 8 oz (not ultralight I guess), she keeps it in a pouch on her belt. I can't speak to the shock- or water-resistance.

She tends to take mostly close-ups of plants, rocks, tree roots (she loves texture), and has had some very good results with the coolpix.
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:01 AM
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Thank you.
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Old 10-13-2006, 06:34 PM
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You might like to look at some of the Olympus 'stylus' or 'mju' (as they're called outside the US) range. I have the Stylus '410' (4 megapixels, macro, 3.9"x2.2"x1.3") and am happy with it. They are water resistant, small, light and pretty robust - I've dropped mine onto concrete from shoulder height and it's survived!
I think Olympus may have a 'latest' model called an Olympus Verve - not sure if it has the same spec's as the others, I know the shape is quite different, but it may be worth a look.
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