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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
    Sometimes the cameras intentionally make noise from a speaker, in which case, turn it off.

    My old manual (thumb advance) film SLR is VERY quiet. I can't manage more than a shot every 1.5 seconds or so though.
    My dig Canon the only noise is from a slight high pitch motor sound of the zoom lens; but when I see my friend I'll ask him to turn off the speaker and see...err hear what happens.

    The Canon EOS Elan has what was called a whisper quiet drive that you can't even hear even at 4 fps and the mirror slap was cushioned in such a way that both the motor drive and the mirror noise is the quietest of any 35mm ever made. In fact with the camera up to your face to take a picture you can barely hear a soft but fast thud from the shutter that can't be heard more then 2 feet from the camera, and the drive is so quiet that even when it comes to the end of the roll and rewinds you don't even know it's rewinding, which is a bit weird because you still think you have film left and can't figure why you can't shoot! But I can't figure out why when I put magnesium on my flash tray why they can't silent the boom when it explodes!

    My manual Pentax K1000 the shutter actually makes a fairly loud clack when it goes off, but even when you advance the film you still have the mechanics of the lever being cranked and let go that makes more noise the Eos motor drive...but not much more.

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    I just have to chime in here.
    I have two Cannons now - a small compact and a Shure Shot S somthing. I have used both on long
    3 weeks trips and this is what i have found out.

    The Sure Shot (known from now on as a SS) had a view finder, which I NEED at times because of the
    sun. And the 10 zoom (now uped to 14 or somthing) is a must on a trip where you can't can't
    close(or take the time to get close). Also the movable screen is great for viewing when
    the cammera is in weard potisions. it is all there, BUT.

    The SS is to slow at tiems and hard to shoot from the hip or while ridding. So that is why I ended
    up with another smaller Cannon with just a 3 or 5 zoom, no view finder, but a LARGE screen. And
    it is fast

    The little guy is great because of its size and the fact that I can carry it on a lanyard around my
    neck and shoot while not stopping. I have taken, and find that i want to take a lot of shots,
    while moving. just pull it up and fire away. Sure you miss some. But you get a LOT. So size and
    speed of focus is key here. Plus size because it is around my neck.

    So, what am i looking for as a single cammera? A fast small one, with at least a 10 OPT zoom and
    a view finder with a good size chip. Right. If you are going small you will ens up with a small chip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjciiijs View Post
    The Sure Shot (known from now on as a SS) had a view finder, which I NEED at times because of the sun.
    The s90 has a much better screen than an older lcd for being visible in daylight. I took a shot that metered at 1/250, F2.0 (wide open), ISO80 (lowest) - 2.5 stops short of the physical limits of the camera to take a picture (1/1600), and it was the first time I though "huh, the lcd looks a little dim". It's not 100% *perfect*, but it's pretty good and very adequate.

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    Well for me, the "best" camera is my Olympus 790-SW. The 790 is out of production now, but the "Stylus Tough" series lives on. The "SW" stands for "shock proof / waterproof". At the lower end of this series the cameras are waterproof to 10 feet and shock proof to 5 feet. I have tested this marketing claim, my 790 is something I always have on hand in my boat. I have taken the camera down 10 feet free diving, and it has been dropped on the sidewalk.

    The top end of the series claims to be waterproof to 33 feet and shock proof to 6.6 feet. They are also freeze proof to some insane low temperature, and crush proof to over 200 pounds.

    For a pocket size point and shoot (as well as 720p video) camera that does not have a lens that protrudes from the body - the Olympus cameras are really good.

    The picture quality is not the best, and the low light performance really is not good at all - but I think that the waterproof trade off is well worth that. I do not expect professional results from a point and click camera anyway.

    If what you want is a simple to use, compact, and light weight camera that you can take anywhere without worrying about protecting it from the elements - check the Olympus out.

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    I'm still waiting for my best camera to be made.
    But in the mean time I'm using a Fuji Finepix F100 fd
    I like the wide lens. I wish it did RAW. I'd like the Panasonic Lumix with the really wide and fast lens and the ability to shoot RAW, but the lens doesn't collapse, a deal breaker for hauling it in my jersey and shooting while I ride.
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    All point and click cameras leave much to be desired, but for me if it ain't waterproof then sooner or later (most likely sooner) it's garbage. On my boat I can keep thongs dry, on the bike I might be able to keep something dry, but on my Waverunner dry is simply not an option.

    The Olympus Stylus Tough series cameras are worth looking at if rugged and waterproof are on the top of the list of features you desire in a camera. But to be honest, there are other cameras that do a better job taking photos - but water will kill them.

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    All point and click cameras leave much to be desired, but for me if it ain't waterproof then sooner or later (most likely sooner) it's garbage. On my boat I can keep thongs dry, on the bike I might be able to keep something dry, but on my Waverunner dry is simply not an option.

    The Olympus Stylus Tough series cameras are worth looking at if rugged and waterproof are on the top of the list of features you desire in a camera. But to be honest, there are other cameras that do a better job taking photos - but water will kill them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seagull01 View Post

    The top end of the series claims to be waterproof to 33 feet and shock proof to 6.6 feet. They are also freeze proof to some insane low temperature, and crush proof to over 200 pounds.

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    Freeze proof? How? If the battery freezes, as bats will do, the camera won't work. Does it have some sort of small heater just for the bat when the temps drop? The size of the camera doesn't allow for any adequate insulation, so unless there is some sort of heat source the bat will freeze IF the camera is exposed long enough in freezing temps. And if it does have some sort of heat source then the bat has to provide the power for it thus shortening your bats life.

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    Got me - it never gets that cold here. There were very rare snow flurries confirmed in South Florida this year, but they were far inland and as soon as the "snow" touched anything it melted.

    Olympus claims "freeze proof to 14F / 10C". They do not say for how long, only that it is winterized.

    The point is that the stylus tough series are rugged cameras that will keep working where others will not - unless you buy a bulky and expensive housing.

    The trade off is that it is only a marginal point and click as far as picture quality goes. The lens is slow, it does not like backlit subjects, and manual controls are limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seagull01 View Post
    Olympus claims "freeze proof to 14F / 10C". They do not say for how long, only that it is winterized.

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    Well I guess that would include any camera! Any camera will function to 14f and even lower with Lithium bats, question is for how long? Till things get too cold. If I come from inside a nice warm house with a camera at the inside temp and walk outside to below 0 (F) all my bat operated cameras will work until the units gets so cold things start to freeze. Of course a non-battery camera, which excludes any digital camera, will continue to operate in spite of the temps...at least until it gets so cold the film gets too stiff.

    If you find yourself in a cold situation like that, just carry a spare set of Lithium bats and keep them close to your body, not an outside coat pocket, to keep warm and swap bats when you get the low bat warning then put the old ones next to your body to warm those up. Next problem is condensation when you go inside after being out in the cold for a while, just let it set for about an hour before using.

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    I just went thru this process and settled on the Canon S90. Love it, especially for low light shots. I was thinking for a while about the Olympus stylus Tough 8010 after seeing this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eno2to3pxK4

    This seems like a perfect touring camera, but wish it had better picture taking specifications.

    -stevnim

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