Is it Waterproof? Digital camera protection tips

You have finally invested in a quality digital camera. Now that you have spent all of that money, you will want to protect it from the elements and accidental bumps or knocks. There are a few different ways to protect your camera, depending on how much protection you need.

This is a simple and easy solution for everyday wear and tear. The camera bag stores your camera when not in use, and protects it in case it gets knocked off of a shelf or table. It is also a way to keep your camera safe when you toss it in your purse or luggage. Pens, cell phones and other random items have been known to damage view screens and lenses when the camera is not safely protected. And remember, even waterproof digital cameras still need protections from bumps, dings and scratches. Camera bags are available in a wide variety of options. You can get hard or soft cases, as well as custom options from independent designers. You can also get bags that can do double duty, serving as a laptop or Nook bag as well.

If you know you will be outdoors a lot, it might be a good idea to shell out some money for a waterproof bag. This will keep your digital camera waterproof, without you having to spend the money on a higher-end model or special case. This type of bag is ideal if you accidentally get your camera caught in the rain or occasionally take it to the beach. You can also buy simple waterproof pouches that will keep your camera safe from errant splashes at a water park or on a boat ride.

Waterproof and shockproof

Sometimes even the best waterproof bags and cases aren't enough when you have an active outdoors lifestyle or you are taking vacations right on the ocean. Many basic digital cameras come in options that are waterproof to about 33 feet. This is great if you are going to be doing a little wading or beach reading. However, you may want to consider a special waterproof housing if you want to do more intense water activities such as scuba diving and sailing. Even the best waterproof digital camera is not going to tolerate extended levels of moisture and pressure. These housing will protect your camera to far greater depths, and you don't have to worry if the boat gets completely waterlogged.

This is the best camera for the extreme adventure fanatic. If you know that tumbles, falls and splashes are a part of your everyday activities, then you want a camera that will stand the test of time. You will pay more for durability, but it sure beats having to replace your camera every two weeks. With these models, usually price is indicative of quality. Invest your money in a high-end model with a warranty in order to get the best value.

Every camera encounters a bump, fall or splash from time to time. You want to protect your investment so you don't miss a precious photo-worthy moment. Whether you are looking for a basic camera case or a heavy-duty camera that will withstand all conditions, Sears can help you find the perfect camera protection for your activity level.

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