A&P G11 for deployment?

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  1. mrduke

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    I'm heading to Afghanistan for 12 months and I'm looking for something smaller than my 20D to take along for the ride. Would you guys recommend the G11 for a quality camera to keep in my pocket, or is there something smaller/cheaper that can deliver the same quality out there?
     
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    s90. But don't expect miracles. It's still a point and shoot.
     
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    get one of those waterproof, dustproof point & shoots.
     
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    Details? The S90 is actually looking better than the G11 right now.
     
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    same sensor, less controls, optical zoom . . .
    but would fit in a pocket a lot easier.

    best high iso P&S's available
     
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    That's the best pro for this camera. And it's $75 less than the G11. Looks like I'll be ordering it tomorrow.
     
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    G11 is nice, but I think its too bulky to carry around and when you're in combat I'd hate to have to lug it around. get something smaller and more shock proof, like the D10 P&S
     
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    That sounds life threatening, what would you be doing there?
     
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    I'll be part of a training team, working with the Afghan National Army Air Corps. Teaching them electrical systems maintenance and a few other things. It should be a bit less dangerous than the standard army deployment, which is fine with me, being Navy and all.
     
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    Sounds challenging, good luck :)
     
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    Get that Lumix waterproof/shockproof cam with HD vid.
     
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    Which one?
     
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    12 months in the sandy desert, i'd look for something sealed. This means you give up zoom, but that's a decision you'll have to make.

    The s90 is nice, but I have a feeling with all the dust that will get kicked up, it'll get inside and then you'll have a nice dusty p&s.
     
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    The IQ isn't even close to a G11 but the Tough-8000 from Olympus has lived up to it's name with me.
     
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    I was really close to ordering the Lumix but I'm a Canon guy at heart, so I went with the S90 and a nice case :o

    I really wanted the features and IQ. Can't wait to play with it :cool: I'll just have to be a bit more careful with it out there, but I think it'll do just fine.
     

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