Compact camera

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Compact camera
From: Allan Richardson <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:23:59 +1100
Hi Pete - yes the thought had occurred to me - however the gear went into the 
water at about 9:30 at night, so the initial response had to deal with what I 
had at at about 10:30 pm.

Rice, dehumidified air and desiccants will all do the same job and that is draw 
out the moisture from the air surrounding it - I think the air-con would have 
less susceptibility to become saturated with moisture, so that the drying 
process can continue unconstrained???

Kind regards,


> On 27 Feb 2015, at 1:21 am, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> 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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