Cameras....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by BeardyAndyM, 11 Oct 2018.

  1. BeardyAndyM

    BeardyAndyM Active Member

    Location:
    Southampton
    Anyone got views on rugged cameras, not the gopro action type but digital cameras that'll take a rain shower and a 6ft drop?
    Want something i can stick in my jersey pocket without sweating when a rain cloud appears!
     
  2. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    What sort of rain do you get? :eek:
     
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  3. Smudge

    Smudge Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    Depends what you want to pay, but the Olympus Tough series are rated highly.
     
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  4. Jody

    Jody Über legend of a forum GOD!

    My Note 8 has a great camera and its water proof but it wouldn't take a 6ft drop. I can confirm it will definitely smash at 2ft onto concrete.
     
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    BeardyAndyM

    BeardyAndyM Active Member

    Location:
    Southampton
    :laugh:
     
  6. OP
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    BeardyAndyM

    BeardyAndyM Active Member

    Location:
    Southampton
    That was the conclusion i was coming to as well but was hoping someone knew a hidden gem for less than £380!
     
  7. Smudge

    Smudge Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    If i were wanting a tough, waterproof camera, its what i would go for. Especially as it has a bright f2 lens, which makes a lot of difference in a compact camera with a small sensor.
     
  8. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Über Member

    Some of the rugged cameras have rugged styling which is hard on pocket carry. Fuji and Panasonic ones tend to have slimmer and slicker styling.
    Photo quality tends to be all good enough, depends what you want to do
    Wide aperture lenses are always good but bulkier. When it comed to zoom I always prefer a wider wide rather than a more powerful magnification. With plenty of pixels you crop a small sectipn for "digital zoom" but you cant get digital wider angle.
     
  9. Salar

    Salar Über Member

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    Check out the Ricoh WG-50. Cheaper than the Olympus and does what you want.

    Styling is Marmite though.
     
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    BeardyAndyM

    BeardyAndyM Active Member

    Location:
    Southampton
    Good shout, and a better optical zoom to boot!
    See what you mean about the styling......
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  11. Salar

    Salar Über Member

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    Ricoh are under rated and used to make some of the best 35mm compact cameras.
     
  12. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    I have a6.0 Mega might be worth a look.Have had this camera for several years so not sure if they are still available.

    3x optical zoom variously scene settings built in flash.It is light weight and fits easily in my jersey pocket Can’t comment on if it would survive a six foot fall on to concrete or into a river.
     
  13. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Sea & Sea?
     
  14. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Above everything, avoid cameras with those motorised lenses. I went through 4 documenting my build, in about 2 years. Dust, minor knocks, being turned on accidentally, and so on, can all deal a fatal blow to them. I've gone to a cheap fixed focal length camera and it is bomb-proof. There must be better ones around than mine (£50-worth), with a bigger lens and better sensor, but the over-riding lesson is to stick to no-moving-parts if you want something robust.
     
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  15. OP
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    BeardyAndyM

    BeardyAndyM Active Member

    Location:
    Southampton
    I know we get some rain over here but that might be a bit extream! :laugh:
     
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