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Is Dry Cabinet better or a Dry Box? and is it necessary for (a) A Point and Shoot Camera (b) a DSLR Camera?

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For what kind of storage? Long term or short term? Portable? –  Dan Wolfgang May 2 '12 at 13:19
    
Was wondering if it is necessary to have a Dry Cabinet for (a) a point and shoot camera (b) DSLR Camera. Portable & non-Portable is quite ok since I lived in near the equator. –  Wonder May 2 '12 at 13:26
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Necessary for what? Understanding your requirements helps us give better answers. –  Dan Wolfgang May 2 '12 at 16:03

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Not usually but it probably depends on where you live.

The maximum storage humidity of cameras is relatively high but I do take extra caution while in tropical rain forests which I'm kind of far from right now. I own several cameras and dozens of lenses, some of them do not get use for months and even years at a time and never had any problem despite the climate changing here significantly and get quite humid.

For long term storage, I keep the cameras in their original cardboard boxes with silica pouches. They change colors when too humid and all you need it to but them in a dry frying pan for a few minutes to get them back to normal.

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I find that frying cameras tends to ruin their functionality :-). –  Russell McMahon May 2 '12 at 14:25

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