I'm looking to take a step up from the camera in my iphone! I see these agro-styled "waterproof, shockproof" type camera's around and wonder if this is the tree I should be barking up? Or is this a chance for the manufacturer to really cheap out on the internals? I like the idea of not having to baby the thing in the outdoors.
Ideally: I would be spending less than $300 (<$200?), have the option to use easy batteries (AA or AAA) beyond the proprietary rechargeable, and it will not be the heaviest thing ever. I understand tradeoffs are a part of the process...
Any suggestions are appreciated.