Tough Shots: Rugged cameras for the backcountry

October 4, 2012

Drop it on a rock. Throw it in the river. Give it to your kids. It won’t break. A whole genre of compact, ultra-durable cameras is built for the abusive conditions of the backcountry and everyday life. Here’s the latest on choosing a rugged, pocket-sized camera tough enough for virtually any adventure…

This column originally appeared in the September/October edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here. 

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

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Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.