Compact camera

To: Allan Richardson <>
Subject: Compact camera
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:21:26 +1100
I wonder if the trick mobile phone users employ of burying their wet phone in 
rice for a few days would have done a better job, Allan.

Peter Shute

Sent from my iPad

> On 26 Feb 2015, at 8:16 pm, Allan Richardson <> wrote:
> A word of warning Michael - weatherproof doesn’t mean waterproof and you may 
> still have issues with cumulative moisture when in high humidity locations. 
> As previously mentioned a good desiccant procedure or careful use of air 
> conditioning will be critical to keeping your camera from becoming 
> disposable. 
> Although it is lovely to have our air-conditioning really low to refresh 
> ourselves, it will make your camera too cold and make it fog quickly when you 
> take it outdoors. Better to run air-conditioning in hot locations as warm as 
> you can stand (25-26 deg C is good), this will prevent fogging when going 
> outside and acclimatise yourself to the local conditions better.
> I dropped a 7D - 100-400 combo into the drink last February (not advised) and 
> the camera stopped working - about a day in front of the air-conditioning 
> vents revived the lens and after 3 days in front of the air-con the camera 
> turned on - for an hour. I continued to persevere with it, putting it inside 
> an esky with hungry hippo desiccant and it finally became reliable again - 
> albeit without flash operation and the odd turning on of rear-view of it’s 
> own volition - I call it the automatic battery waster, so have to be careful 
> to turn it off.
> That being said, if the camera had fell into saltwater, corrosion would have 
> made continued use impossible. 
> All the best,
> Allan
>> On 26 Feb 2015, at 12:15 pm, Michael Hunter <> wrote:
>> Thanks Paul,
>>                     The Fuji S1 ticks all my boxes, on paper at least, and 
>> less expensive than the Nikon 1V. 
>>                     Which suggested another option, just carry a spare of a 
>> less expensive brand in a plastic bag in with the lunch pack.  One Nikon 
>> costs about three Fujis. For me, ultimate Picture quality is not the issue, 
>> compacts, even this phone, have good enough pictures within their range .  
>>                       Cheers 
>>                           Michael
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