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Backpacker Magazine – February/March 2013

Field Test: Tough Waterproof Cameras

These six cameras can take it all and still bring home your hero shots.

by: The Backpacker Editors

Nikon Coolpix (Ben Fullerton)
Nikon Coolpix (Ben Fullerton)

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What's the worst outdoor mishap your camera has suffered?
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I really wish you guys had reviewed the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX150. I am debating between that, the SX260 HS, and the ZS20. I have a HX9V right now, but I will probably sell it as it is too big to carry around on a regular basis (my fear with the SX260 -

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Great Article but I have vast expereince with several of these cameras. The Olympus isn't worth the money. The way the battery door locks, while snorkeling, can easily open - trust me - it happened to me. I tried to put the camera in sealed bag of rice, in a bag of desicant and t never dried out or would work again.

I like the Fuji but my version didn't have GPS.

The final camera I have settled with and use all the time is the Nikon with GPS. The battery door lock is much more secure, the photos are good, under water ease of use and quality. I've dropped it while on the AT numerous times.

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Thanks for great article and really laying out what the different strengths are for each camera.

@fred: seriously? You're gonna give a one star rating because of format??? Then get the magazine! It even has a detailed chart for you...on a two-page spread.


Mar 11, 2013

hey guys - great article. in the future would you please put everything on one page, the way people read in real life? thanks.


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