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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:57 am 
Hi, I'm currently using a Canon Powershot S60 and find this to be an excellent camera in terms of ease of use, some creative controls, but most of all its rugged build which gives me confidence in taking it out in most conditions be it rain, snow or other similarly tough weather conditions. However I would like to purchase a DSLR in order to further my interest in photography (mainly landscape and wildlife) and give myself more creative control. The issue that worries me is the large price to pay for a camera which, potentially, carries a high risk of getting damaged in any way. I would ideally like as much confidence I have with my compact camera as with the DSLR I would get. How durable are the cameras on the market (excluding the pro cameras), is 'weatherproofing' essential, and what are some cameras I should look for as a solution.
Thanks for your help, Michael.


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Hi Michael,

May I wish you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forums.

I hope you don't mind but I've decided to move this post to the "Buying a new camera" forum where you should get the best advice. I've left a shadow behind in the original forum so you can find your post (win-win).

While you are waiting for feedback from other members have you read Gordon's article Should you buy a DSLR or a Compact?

Bob.

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Cheers Bob, but Michaeal already has a duplicate post in this section!

Since the other post already has a number of weatherproofing replies, I'll lock this one and ask that we continue in this one at the link below - thanks!

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3682


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