All I really want is to be able to take snapshots on trips out and about - and here at home. Nothing fancy. But the little snapshot cameras by Nikon and suchlike just don't hold up to - well not even abuse really. Just use.
One stopped working for.. don't know why really. Another with a slip on the ice (okay, that one I can understand). Now the latest is dead and gone for... who knows. It just died.. Probably a little speck of glacier sand from last weekend worked its way into the track and now it gives me this "lens error" message that customer reviews say costs more to fix than the camera did.
So... does ANYONE make a camera I can use? I don't care about flash sync, nifty software, or a feature list that's longer than some novels. If I wanted a fancy videocam with audio and a flash sync I'd BUY a fancy videocam.
ALL. I. WANT. is a small portable digital camera that doesn't care if it's dropped on the sidewalk once or gets splashed with rain. On/Off Button. Take the Picture button. Zoom is nice. Look at The Pictures button is good. That's it. Don't want any more. Don't use any more. Just that.
But built like the little Yaesu radios - put it in aluminum shell with some O-rings around the seal, dunk the electronics in that rubbery stuff that shock insulates auto electronics, and maybe a sliding guard over the lens.
Does ANYONE make such a thing?