Tip: To take great pictures, your camera must be handy and easy to use.
In July 2014, I needed to choose a camera for my 21 day backpack on the John Muir Trail. After a lot of debate and evaluating many cameras, I brought my cell phone in a Lifeproof case.
This was the best decision for me.
- Handy. My camera fit into my small backpack hip pocket. It was always handy.
- High Quality. The quality of the photos blew me away. I found an 8 x 10 in image was crystal clear and had amazing colors without any alteration.
- Waterproof. I dropped my phone into a creek and the Lifeproof case worked! Having a waterproof and dirt proof camera is a critical feature for a backpacking camera.