I am heading to the USA next week to do some skiing. I'm taking my Canon 7D DSLR and a few lenses in case I get a chance for some landscape work.
But I also want to take some shots and also some video while skiing, and I'm not going to use the 7D for that. I'm looking for a camera that is cheap, takes decent-ish images, and has full HD video capability, and is compact enough to fit in my pocket. And hopefully one that I can reuse back in Australia for those times when I'm not in the mood to lug around a DSLR and lenses.
I looked at a Fuju Finepix XP60 today ($199) that seems to fit the bill: waterproof, shockproof, but the 4X optical zoom was a bummer. Hoping for something with a bit more reach.
Any suggestions? Budget is around $300 or so (hope that's sufficient).
Another alternative is a GoPro, but I don't see myself using that when I get back to Australia, which is a big negative.