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don't know anything about cameras but am interested in digital like cannon powershot. Will these cameras work at

20,000 ft. -30 deg. If not, any suggestions to capture

once in a life time photos?

thanks timy smile.gif

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If you use a battery operated camera, you will need to keep the battery warm. Li works best.

 

I love my Olympus Stylus 500. I notice the newer ones have a slower lens, slower (bigger number) than 3.1.

 

My photografer friend brefers the colors on the Cannons. I like the water-proof feature of the Olympus Stylus.

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I also use an olympus with a Li battery and have had no problems in cold temperatures.

 

There are several tricks to keeping your camera working in cold temperatures. Obviously put it in your jacket inside a ziplock bag (to avoid your perspiration from freezing up the camera). Another trick is to take a handwarmer and put it near the battery. This will ensure that you get more photos before the battery dies. Make sure that you have several batteries if you want to take a lot of photos. Another thing to watch for is how easy the camera is to manipulate through gloves. If you are going to expose your flesh just to work the thing, you might want to find a different model.

 

Good luck! smile.gif

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my olympus 410 just broke. dont know how but it is toast. it did last two years though and the pics were very good. used it for skiing on cold days but you will for sure have to keep the battery warm if camping out and doing denali (assuming that is what you are interested in)

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Lithium batteries have an operating temp down to -40. Much better then the 72 of alkaline. The lithium are lighter and will usually last longer in electronic devices.

 

I used an olympus camera on denali with no issues. I think as long as the batteries are good, the camera will work well.

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did you make summit? I would be interested as to what it was like, esp. the part about breathing thinner air.

Did you go with a guide service? what was the pace like?

Thanks

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Yup. That looks pretty sweet!!! I should say, however, that I bought an S-80 a year ago, and had the dreaded Canon E-18 error after less than a month and only about 300 shots, all indoors. This SD800 has a different lens retraction mechanism, and hopefully it will not to be prone to this same problem.

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Panasonic LX-1.

8.2 MP. 28mm wide angle equivilant, high aspect ratio, 4x optical zoom, image stabilizer, and RAW support. Drawback is that lens is not fully retractable so camera is hard to fit into chest pocket

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