|A question about digital camera durability.||empacher6seat|
May 4, 2003 8:02 PM
|I am considering buying a digital camera, but I am concerned about their durability. I do lots of hiking, camping, and, obviously, biking, and I am concerned about investing in a new camera only to have it damaged. I was wondering if digital cameras are as sturdy and well built as a conventional camera?|
|I bought my son one and it has held up great.||MikeBiker|
May 4, 2003 8:36 PM
|They are similar to a conventional camera, except that there is no film handling mechanism. They can go through batteries fairly quickly if you use the LCD display a lot.
|re: A question about digital camera durability.||cycleaddict|
May 5, 2003 9:09 AM
|My Cannon 200 elph has done well so far. I've had it for a year or so and it goes everywhere with me on the bike.
Olympus has just introduced a Stylus digital camera that, like its Stylus film line, is weather resistant. It is available in 3 or 4 megapixel versions.
Battery life on the newer cameras is not an issue if using dedicated rechargeables--just bring along a spare fully charged battery. During a two-week trip in France last summer we took approx. 200 photos and got by with one battery change and this included a lot of led viewing.
There are far fewer moving parts to a digital camera, so reliability should be better--heat and moisture are the main enemies.