Weather Resistant and Waterproof Digital SLR (DSLR)
Weather Proof Waterproof...100% Proof
Outdoor activities go hand in hand with photography. My recent "adventures" in mountain climbing and trekking off the beaten tracks has made me realize the importance of carrying a rugged digital camera. Once I was able to trek into a hidden lake in a nearby volcano in our area but didn't get the chance to get a proper shot because of the steady rain shower. If only I had a camera that can withstand inclement weather but still can capture the best possible quality of pictures.
There are of course the many compact cameras that claim to be waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. But these digital cameras just do not have the muscle power to get "real" images. Of course a picture of a moment is better than no picture at all. BUT. BUT. If it is within your power to bring the right digital camera... then why not?
So here I am banging on my keyboard to make it known to everybody (hehehe!) my Top 5 weather resistant DSLRS in the market. It would seem that I am biased in selecting my list from Pentax. It would be prudent on my part to choose the everything from Pentax because I have handled them all except for the Pentax K-5. Canon and Nikon actually claim units that are weather resistant. Still I am hesistant to include them because they never had a good record for affordable weather resistant digital SLR cameras. Some that are weather resistan are tagged with exhorbitant prices. Pentax on the other hand has an excellent track record. Even their lenses are weather resistant.
Here's a list of these cameras. They are linked to my favorite camera review site.
The Best and Most Practical Weather Resistant DLSRs
Oh my oh my... this is my dream camera. Forget the Canons and the Nikons... this is the best.
- Pentax K-5
Other improvements include an upgraded SAFOX IX+ AF system, inherited from the recently unveiled medium-format 645D, which features color-detection, wider coverage of the AF points and improved speed. Also new is a dual-axis electronic horizon...
- Pentax K-7
The Pentax K-7 is one of the more exciting new DSLR cameras of 2009, signalling Pentaxs entry into the super-competitive semi-pro category. Going up against the likes of the Canon EOS 50D and Nikon D300, the 14.6 megapixel K7 certainly has a lot...
- Pentax K20D
An unbiased, in-depth review of the Pentax K20D digital SLR camera with tests and timings, comparison charts, sample photos, and more
- Pentax K200D
With Pentax's 6 megapixel entry-level concept beginning to really show its age, few were surprised by the addition of a new 10.2 megapixel mass-consumer DSLR, the Pentax K200D, to the company's stable this year.
- Pentax K10D
The Pentax K10D is a 10 Megapixel mid-range Digital SLR with built-in image stabilisation to combat camera shake. Announced in September 2006, the K10D is Pentaxs top of the range DSLR and boasts a number of impressive features, several of which are