Hi folks,

First of all, hello to everyone! New here, and good to be here also, as Im sure Ill have many questions to ask in the coming months....

For now, Im really after some advice on buying a compact. It will be a present for a friend. Their main hobby is mountain/hill hiking (they are currently training for the 3 peaks challenge), and would really like a compact that can cope with the conditions. Apparently it can get quite wet at the top of Snowdon, so I was wondering if their is anything splash-proof on the market that is also very small (luggage space being at a premium for hikers). Im suspecting that image quality may be compromised for something that is more robustly built, but I think durability is the main driver here.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received...

Thanks

N