We all want to get shots of holidays and summer activities, but only a rugged camera can withstand exposure to seawater and sand.
Sure, most cameras can withstand a few drops or rain or a knock or two, but as soon as seawater and sand come into play we risk turning our pricey cameras into little more than shiny paperweights.
Waterproof housings are one solution, although for many a camera with built-in protection is a more convenient option. Whereas once there were only a few models worthy of any consideration, an increasing number of manufacturers are today furnishing their lines with interesting [...]
Stump up another £40 from the Canon PowerShot A800 and you can get the PowerShot A3200 IS – IS standing for image stabilisation.
You get a lot more besides, including a 14.1 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 720p HD video recording, better-looking slimmer metal case, 5x optical zoom and Advanced Scene Detection modes. The A3200 is an upgrade of the A3100 IS camera, which had 12.1 megapixels, 4 x optical zoom lacked HD video capability. So are these extra features worth the upgrade?
Our review sample looks really classy in tastefully sparkly orange; it feels great too, and its metal casing is [...]