My tests of the Fuji F70EXR and the Panny ZS3 have had my hands frozen to blocks of ice ... and the rest of me not in much better shape. I've decided that I think I need to figure out how to survive in the cold properly to get these wonderful images.
A couple of other bloggers have put up some superior articles on exactly this topic, so I thought I would share them.
Sherry Osborne posted an article called Photography in the Extreme Cold on the Digital Photography School blog. You'll find several great tips on how to dress and how to protect your gear. You'll also find a link to a great article on photography mittens on the Knitting on Impulse blog.
Although they look cute ... the real secret is that they have exactly one opening in them, with which you may extract a finger to twiddle a dial or button. Warm and cozy, yet functional. Very clever. I wonder where I could get a pair of those ... any knitters out there wanna take a stab?