If you are like me and you like life a little less complicated and a little less fussy then a rugged waterproof digital camera, may be just what you are looking for! They are not pretentious or pretend to be something they aren’t, nor are they brimming with the latest gadgets or gizmos that would impress even the most hardened techno geek. Instead a rugged waterproof digital camera does exactly what it says on the box. It is a great compact point and shoot digital camera that is fully waterproof, rugged in design, (to the point of being almost indestructible) and above all, they generally take pretty good pictures as well.
So why would you buy a rugged waterproof digital camera? Well firstly, there are many different makes and models on the market, and they come in various shapes, sizes and indeed colours, but they are all aimed at a specific target market, that market being the outdoorsy type of person. They are ideal for the enthusiastic backpacker who wants to travel light, whether that be trekking in the jungles of Borneo, or a day trip to the beach. These rugged waterproof digital cameras will be just as at home in either location, and at the end of the day when you have finished taking photos, it can be thrown back into your backpack without fear of damage and will still be working when you take it out the following day.
The rugged waterproof digital camera is also an exceptionally good first camera for a teenager, as it fits in well with their hectic lifestyle. It’s great for taking fun snaps at a sleepover or party, as well as at the waterpark or the beach. Their easy point and shoot capabilities make this type of camera the ideal choice even for the most non technical teenager. Also their rugged design means that they can withstand the day to day rigours of teenage life.
As you would expect the waterproof digital camera loves water and indeed thrives in it ( up to 10-13 feet in most cases) Whether It be canoeing or kayaking, snorkeling or swimming, this type of camera really comes into its own. They are amazingly tough little cookies, many can withstand drops of up to 5 feet, and most come with some really neat features as in the Olympus Stylus 790 SW waterproof digital camera.
So to sum up; If you are a serious photographer, or the sort of person who takes a camera for every situation when you go on holiday, or you are a person who likes to be fully in control of your photo, from light control to shutter adjustment, zoom settings etc, then don´t even consider a compact point and shoot.
However if you want something that will go wherever you go, is just as at home on land or in water, fits perfectly into your active lifestyle and will take great pictures without having to worry about whether you have the right setting, then the rugged waterproof digital camera is the only choice for you.
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