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Getting Tough

I've had my first 'tough' camera. The idea was to find something suitable to take sea kayaking, so waterproof, generally rugged and easy to operate. The camera chosen is the latest model in the Olympus Tough range, the TG-5. Olympus Tough TG-5 What came before In looking for waterproof cameras I've tried a few different approaches over the years. At one stage I had a waterproof housing for an old Canon Ixus and that worked quite well at the time. However only a few cameras have the option of a dedicated housing and they can be expensive. More recently I took the approach of buying a non-waterproof camera and placing it in a waterproof case. The idea was that would give me a wider choice of cameras and would give a lower overall cost. I chose a Panasonic Lumix. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 Panasonic provide some good electronics in their Lumix range and the camera benefited from a Leica design lens. It was easy to find a waterproof case. Lumix in Aqua