Excerpt: Big and heavy, the DC5000 is the one digital camera you'll want on the trail, beach, or oil rig. The camera itself is very similar to the DC3400: It has a virtually identical feature set and produces the same excellent pictures. But no-slip black rubber "ruggedizes" the body, a screw-in filter covers the lens, switches and buttons can be operated with gloves on, and tight-sealing O-rings protect the ports.
Summary: The KODAK DC5000 is a ruggedized digital camera that is made to used in any weather or environmental conditions. Its weatherproof design keeps moisture out for reliable performance in light rain or mist, dusty and dirty conditions, on the beach, near the pool or on a boat. Large over-sized controls mean better handling - even if you're wearing gloves in cold weather assignment or on a construction site.