I recently bought a Canon PowerShot SX20 IS. It's the most expensive camera I've ever purchased. I have several family events coming up at campgrounds. (kids and grandkids at campground; hubby and I spending nights in nearby motel) Knowing where we will be and our family luck, rain is a distinct possibility. Some of the best kiddie pix happen in the rain. In the past I've kept my $75 camera's in zip locks and in my jacket. Should I be as trusting with the new camera or are the heavier bags sold in camera shops worth the expense? Donna PS - What a great resource this site is! You people talk in plain English! I'm having a ball looking around!