Compact cameras are slippery

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  1. Tasmaster

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    Inspired by another thread and me dropping and catching my father's F30 before it hit the ground.

    I often find myself balancing my D40 in my hand rather than gripping it tightly; it just stays in there. Compact cameras on the other hand seem designed with the single purpose of looking silky smooth and hoping you wear the strap! Every single one that i remember handling was like that.

    Maybe that's why the G10 looks so attractive.


     
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    My Yashica is a god send as far as holdability goes. That contured rubber grip may look funkey but it works well, I really have to do something stupid to drop it. My Kodak however....worthless, slicker than snot, I'm dropping it constantly.
     
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    I have never thought about this. You are right. All the compact cameras have a fake brushed aluminium look usually on a plastic body. All my SLRs have leather / rubber grips.
     
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    i dropped a nikon coolpix 4600 right on the extended lens and broke it. thats the only one that broke... but i've dropped my p&s cameras countless times. never dropped any of my DSLRs though. strange topic... but good point.
     
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    I havent dropped any of my cameras! YEEEYYY

    My moms camera has a ruber grip thing on it that helps....and all of my cameras are covered with leather, rubber, or something grippy (sandpaper is NOT a good choice for grip!, i tried taping some to my box camera and it wasnt a fun day shooting, I ended up taking it off and buying an actual camera repair kit to redo the leather)
     
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    Obviously you used the wrong sand paper :lol:

    Actually, I think some 400 or maybe 600 grit wet/dry paper would not have been too bad, may have actually worked, but I don't suggest it.
     
  7. My wife just dropped our Leica D-Lux 3.

    Fail.
     
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    I got a compact (my first) a couple of days ago, and sure enough i dropped it the following day. Thank Casio for the wrist strap, it was on and on it shall stay!
     
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    I take it the D-Lux 3 didn't survive... bummer.

    My wife is a clutz (she admits it). For her birthday, I bought her those Olympus tough P&S cameras that are shock and water proof. She and my 2 year old drop it all the time... still works. The IQ is at par with most consumer P&S but the durability of that little sucker is pretty impressive.

    Needless to say, neither are allowed to touch my other cameras.
     
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    I'm on compacts for almost six years and never dropped one
    also the strap is always on!
     

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