It is that time of year again and Helen and I have decided to treat ourselves to some camera equipment for Christmas. I intend to supplement my existing 35mm Canon SLR with a digital version (the EOS 400D) and buy a replacement digital compact.
I have a very nice (it was expensive at the time)Olympus digital compact at present but is has become very unreliable particularly on the summits. Its unreliability manifests itself in two ways, first the flash will go off when you don’t want it and not work when you do (even in manual)and secondly if it is cold it doesn’t work at all but tells me the batteries are flat when they are fully charged. I suspect that damp has got inside on one of the SOTA expeditions.
I have read thousands of reviews and cannot make up my mind and no one seems to do the extreme testing of these things that would make the choice easy. So who has a reliable on the summits digital compact to recommend?
It needs to be small, light and near indestructible with batteries that don’t fail when they get cold. Well if you don’t ask!