View Full Version : Looking for a hearty camera

08-07-2004, 11:46 AM
New to the forum, looking for some advice. My current camera is a Yashica T4, its been very reliable and sturdy, however I'd like upgrade in technology.

I'm currently on the search for a digital camera which has weatherproof features. I travel quite a bit, but I also do a lot of backpacking and climbing. The need for my camera to be small, lightweight and weatherproof are important given that I plan to keep it in my jacket pocket, which can get humid (sweating). 4+ megapixels, 3x-minimum optical zoom, $500max are some parameters I'm looking for. Outdoor mainly but indoor pictures will also be shot. Red-eye seems to be a common problem with compact models.

In my search I've only come across 2 models fitting what I'm searching for:

Olympus Stylus 400/410
Pentax Option 43WR

Are there other models to consider?

08-07-2004, 10:35 PM

We own the Pentax 43WR and are very very pleased with the digital camera. It is rugged, dependable, and delivers excellent digital photos.

Sarah Joyce