Camera Recommendation?

Andrew

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I'm looking for a camera to take on trips that is fairly robust. Im looking to spend somewhere in the $200-$300 range. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm not a serious photographer (yet) but would like to have some good pictures to document my travels. Thanks!
 

KevinBoyer

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The Pentax Optio WG falls into your price range. It's a beefy outdoor camera that comes with, or without GPS.I don't own one, but have talked to people that do, and they have been very satisfied with the camera. Here are a few links....


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0078KP38E/?tag=backcountrypo-20

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B728M7S/?tag=backcountrypo-20


http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02/07/Pentax_Optio_WG-2_WG-2_GPS

Just do a Google search for the Pentax Optio WG and you will find scores of reviews on them. For a camera to carry around hiking, backpacking, or for any outdoor use, it would be a good choice.

Kevin.
 

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Yeah, the Canon S and G series are good and shoot raw which is much better for post processing if you are trying to get into taking more shots and maybe upgrading to a bigger camera. I have an S95 that I often take in addition to my Canon 6D or if it's a really wet trip like out on the yak, I'll just bring the S95 in a Pelican case. It takes some good shots.
 

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another plus for the Canon S series.
At the moment I'm using a Canon S110 and it's a good all around camera. I usually use it as my back up camera but also had complete trips just with the little one. I also use it for wet trips in an Otter box and can't complain about the quality of the shots.
 

gnwatts

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Get the camera with the best glass, sensors are important but the quality of the lens is paramount IMO.
Just my $.02.
 
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