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How does the G12 hold up to the elements?

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Aug 09, 2011 13:10 |  #1

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of getting a G12 10mp Digital for my 2 year stint in the Peace Corps. I'm serving in West Africa, so I need to know if it can hold up to hot weather (110 degrees in the summer), dust and just rugged treatment. Any feedback would be seriously appreciated!

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Aug 09, 2011 13:51 |  #2

Welcome to POTN. I'd like to let you know this forum has gals on it me. Anyway, you might want to go straight to a weather sealed camera. This would be much more rugged and although you might not get all the amazing shots, a working camera is going to take a much better picture, than a broken camera.

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Aug 09, 2011 18:10 |  #3

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First thank you for your service; stick it out nomatterwhat you'll be glad you did.

Site assignments vary and life for your camera might not be as rugged as some might assume. I lugged a bit of gear around my site(s). I would have loved to have a G12 during my service and it would have survived as well as my OM1 did although they were pretty tough cameras.

That being said I would really look at an S95. The big benefits as I see them for a G is the hotshoe and the articulating screen. The hot shoe probably isn't an issue for you and the screen would still be tough to do without IMHO but might be a good trade out for overall size.

I personally wouldn't want to sacrifice the quality for the full weatherproof.

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Aug 11, 2011 04:02 |  #4

My G12 is holding up fine in East Africa. however, I baby it.

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Aug 15, 2011 18:08 |  #5

I hung mine from a sling strap and stashed it under a goretex coatwhen rain threatened. Treated like that it worked well for me.


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Aug 19, 2011 13:50 as a reply to  @ 2mnycars's post |  #6

I think it would hold up fine.​photos/staxnet/ (external link)​ad.php?t=865770

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Aug 19, 2011 16:06 |  #7

If the G12 is buitl as well as the G10 its a toughy...
I had mine at the snow and got dropped frozen and wet several times and just kept on keeping on.....

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