Well, not exactly in the rain, it was hanging in the sheepyards under a shelter when a huge storm came through, it got wet and died. Now we needed a new camera, should be easy, we will just get another one the same. Not possible- technology has moved on. I wanted a view finder as it is hard to see the LCD screen in bright daylight, that requirement, seriously limited our choice. None of the small tough looking cameras have them anymore, so we now have a larger bulkier camera. Surely I'm not Robinson Crusoe having a problem framing a picture outside, with just a screen. When you blog, you need photos.