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Need advice on a new camera

I have a Canon SD300 right now, 4megapix resolution. I love this camera, it's small enough so I can take pics with one hand. It's also pretty tough, I've taken it on all my climbs and backpacking trips.

However I want something with better resolution so I can print and blow up my photos.

Could you photo gurus recommend a camera for me?

Preferences:

Point and shoot
10 megapixels
Metal body (or other material, but it must be tough)
Canon is prefered because I'm used to them but I'd go with another brand if you can convince me.
Under $450


Gracias!

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some more info as to why

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q209waterproofgroup/

I know it's "waterproof" but these camera's are also hardened in multiple ways.. tougher on drops, cold weather, crush resistant.. etc)


http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q209...roup/page2.asp

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12.1 effective Megapixels
35-105mm equiv lens with 3.0x optical zoom and optical image stabilization
Waterproof to 10m / 33ft.
Shock and dustproof
VGA video, AVI format
2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 dot resolution
ISO sensitivity from 80 to 1600
14 Scene modes
Panorama assist mode
In-camera Image editing (such as cropping and resizing)
Battery life 220 shots (CIPA standard)
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Awesome, and waterproof!!! That camera is what I'm looking for. Thanks.

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