Recommendation: Compact Camera for extreme conditions


snapperBB

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Hi there. I'm a little out of touch with digital compact cameras and would like some recommendations. I'm looking for a reasonably good compact camera that can withstand extreme conditions like sub-zero winter conditions in Nepal.

I have heard of compacts failing in such conditions (not sure if it's true). I am looking for one that can shoot high quality photos and perhaps, even HD video and have sort of narrowed down to Canon S95 and Lumix GF2. Is there others to consider?

Will appreciate any form of advice.

Thanks in advance.
 

Rashkae

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have sort of narrowed down to Canon S95 and Lumix GF2. Is there others to consider?
Those aren't exactly rugged cameras.

I'd suggest looking at the Olympus TG-810, or the Sony DSC-TX10.
 

one eye jack

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Hi TS, It is the electronics that fail in sub zero temperature and not the specs.A camera may give good IQ but what's the use if it can power up when you need it? Weather proofing is another thing and not many cameras fall into the waterproof + IQ.Need to search the internet for user testimonies for the models listed otherwise it's just user expectations.(A workaround is prewarming the camera but I think this is not practical in subzero climates).
 

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2evans

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TS, you can just keep the camera warm, i.e. put it in your inside jacket pocket while hiking and when you are ready to shoot, you take it out.
 

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