I’m looking for suggestions on a ruggedized digital camera for point and shoot use while hiking (mostly for trip reports / web sharing purposes). I’ve read some reviews and it seems like the consensus choices are: Pentax Optio WG-1, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, and Olympus TG-310.
I hike mostly in rain forests (non-tropical) but don’t need to actually take under water photos. I was hoping to spend less than $300 but may be willing to break that ceiling if the rationale is compelling enough.
Like with any consumer electronics, the reviews are frustrating to digest as every model out there seems to have equal amounts of good and bad reviews.
I have no photographic knowledge or skills (not a even a hobbyist really) and therefore no bias whatsoever so I’m open to any suggestions.
Thanks in advance for any replies!