Last year, I broke two Treo 650's, and got my camera stolen. Today, I sunk to a level of idiocy I am capable of, thankfully, ever so rarely. We opened up at Pier 40 today and it got pretty choppy in the afternoon. I had my Fisher C-1 in my pocket and decided to go out for a paddle. I was on a high sit on top boat that kept me pretty dry. However, I decided it would be a good idea to try and actually land the boat on the dock by catching a wave.
I got about 3 feet up on the dock and just hung there for a moment before it capsized. I immediately realized my camera was in the water and pulled it up and out as soon as I could, ignoring the boat, which got swept under Pier 40. The camera was fried and the boat lost in the depths beneath the pier. Not all was lost though. I was able to scoot underneath the pier and retrieve the boat with a tow rope.
Also, more importantly to me, the Flash card was ok, too, so I didn't lose the pics I had taken.
So, anyone have any suggestions as to what camera I should buy? I guess I want 6+ MP, small, very good video and I'm somewhat price sensitive. If anyone has links to pics they took with a specific camera, and videos, please post them and the name of the camera. Thanks!