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12-28-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
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Need help on making a decision

Hey all,

I love my Pentax DSLR, but as a result of switching to the SLR camera, I don't know as much about P&S's as I used to.

My girlfriend is looking to pick up a new one for less then $150. I used a Nikon Coolpix for 4 years in some of the most god forsaken conditions and it was always trusty, but I don't know anything about the new ones. I used the Olympus water/shockproof ones on many of my third world travels for work and it too always worked well for me. I'll be honest, the only experience I've had with a pentax p&s wasn't a good one (the fact that the camera was used may have contributed to that however and I definitely don't hold it against Pentax as a brand).

So please help, I don't know if I should suggest Pentax, Nikon, etc...So I don't know what to recommend to her (she's waiting for me to make her purchase).

She needs a camera that can survive DUST (lots--she's around horses and the farm a ton), takes decent pictures in not the best lighting conditions, and also be a really reliable all around camera to use.

The help is much appreciated,


12-28-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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What about
Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue) - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site ?
Since it has a 50 usd rebate on it it's not too far from your price and it's weather, dust etc resistante/proof

"Adventurous meets clumsy in the 12 megapixel, waterproof, coldproof and now shockproof Optio W80. Dunk it, freeze it, drop it, and it will keep coming back for more."
You have other models also available.
check them out

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