Ok I have a tough question. For me it is anyway... Here is the story. I am deployed to Afghanistan right now were the temp is around 110 and supose to get up into 120 and possibly 130 next month and there is always dust in the air... ok now for my question I have a Canon powershot SX10 back in South Carolina at my home and I'm debating on weather to have my gf ship it to me or not. My worry is it being shiped from South carolina to Afghanistan and another concern of mine is the temp and the dust and I'm wondering if it will possibly damage the camera to the point were it won't work... I spend a nice chunk of change on it and son't want my canon powershot sx10 to become a paperweight while I'm over here. So my question is am I being silly worrying about if the camera will be ok or is it better to have it stay safe in south carolina were it is right now.