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dogpaddler Registered since 11th Dec 2005Wed 21-Dec-05 06:03 AM
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"D50 weather sealing or weatherproof?"


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How weatherproof is the D50? I am contemplating getting this as a gift for a family member. They are into outdoor sports including kayaking and would like to know if this camera can tolerate a splash of water or rain. Would they be better off with a D70s? D200 is out of my budget for a gift at this time.

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soupdragon Basic MemberWed 21-Dec-05 06:56 AM
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I have no idea, all I can say is, it's unlikely to protected against more than a few drops of rain.
I would certainly avoid splashing water on anything less than one of the pro spec models

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Wed 21-Dec-05 07:17 AM
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eugene, US
          

Ewa marine makes water resistant housings.

Your question does not have a answer -- from what I have read -- rain seems to not harm the camera but nobody is going to say this.

ledmun

  

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espuna Registered since 07th Dec 2005Wed 21-Dec-05 09:18 AM
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"This product is not waterproof, and may malfunction if immersed in water or exposed to high levels of humidity. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage."

  

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alembicbassman Registered since 30th Oct 2004Wed 21-Dec-05 10:08 AM
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Try the Pentax Optio WP compact. It's a fully waterproof digital compact.

They even tested it under water with explosives on a recent UK TV show and it survived in full working comdition.

The D50 will not survive heavy splashes.


  

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cgaengineer Registered since 31st Oct 2005Wed 21-Dec-05 11:28 PM
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I own a D70 and I will tell you that I have taken it in the rain several times and it still works. I wont tell you that your family member can submerge his camera, but can it tolerate a few lite rain drops...yes. I have had my D70 so wet that I had to keep wiping the top LCD to be able to read it.

  

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dogpaddler Registered since 11th Dec 2005Thu 22-Dec-05 04:34 AM
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>I own a D70 and I will tell you that I have taken it in the
>rain several times and it still works. I wont tell you that
>your family member can submerge his camera, but can it
>tolerate a few lite rain drops...yes. I have had my D70 so
>wet that I had to keep wiping the top LCD to be able to read
>it.


Thanks for the input. I'm not asking if it can be submerged, I'm asking if it can stand rain and maybe a splash or two from a kayak paddle.

  

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K1W1 Registered since 19th Nov 2005Thu 22-Dec-05 09:11 AM
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There is no way I'd be taking a D50 anywhere near a kayak without a proper waterproof housing. Kayaks have a habit of tipping over and dumping their loose contents into water even with the best of care. You are in a water environment you should get a waterproof camera.
Unless you want to go to the expense of a full waterproof housing for the D50 I'd go for a P&S from Nikon, Canon or Sony with a full housing for about the same total price as a D50 body.

  

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