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I am in the market for a camera priced between $120-$220. I would like one of those waterproof/shockproof/freezeproof camera's. I will be buying form Rakuten.com as I have a $179 credit to use.

Just want something I can keep in my bag and bring out in dusty/wet/cold conditions and not worry about it breaking.

Any help would be appreciated.
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this doesn't seem to have a response so I'll give it a go.

The Nikon AW100 is probably one of/the best "rugged" cameras about. I've taken mine on lots of ski trips and a couple of summer holidays for water photography. Performs very well and the 720p videos usually come out very nicely.
BUT it may well be out of your price range even secondhand but it is worth stretching to.

The only other camera I have experience with is the Olympus Mju cameras. Theres a whole series and they produce quite nice results.


Bear in mind just because they're "rugged" doesn't mean they won't break. THe shutter on my sister's Mju got stuck when my Dad sat down with it in his back pocket and I've managed to cause delamination of some of the panels on my aw100 through flagrant neglect.
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