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Old 18 December 2005, 15:45   #1
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Water proof digital cameras

Can anyone help. Looking for a water proof camera and housing. Looking at various web sites, but majority (Jessops) sell housings, but no longer the cameras for said housings due to camera upgrades.

Splash proof would be ok, will not be diving with it, but must be Rib proof....
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I can only help by telling you what NOT to buy...

Don't get the The Nikon 7900 or 5900 as the Nikon Waterproof housing "WP-CP4" has been discontinued and I cant find one anywhere.

You probably couldn't go far wrong with one of these http://www.pentax.co.uk/product_deta...38&parentid=16
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Old 18 December 2005, 17:24   #3
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Looking for a water proof camera and housing.... must be Rib proof....
Peter, For about three years I've been using a Canon A40 digital camera with a housing which is waterproof to 30 metres.

Both are now obsolete, but Canon have replaced them with new kit. The WP-DC60 case fits the Canon A510 and A520 digital cameras, and they make other waterproof cases for other models in the range. If you put "canon waterproof housings" into google you'll get a good return!
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When I'm diving we have a EWA-Marine plastic bag for our old S-20 Canon good for 10m down
I carry my Canon G-6 in a Otter water proof plastic box and take it everywhere.
Fuji camera ads show the camera in a mud puddle- I would not like to have my Canon in the mud
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For underwater cases try these people
camerasunderwater
They have the largest range I have found in one place, find the camera you like than have a look & see if they have a case for it.
Like Richard B I have been using a Cannon for some years & so has my son, I still have the A10 & my son now has the A70. These cases are very robust they have been bounced around in our clubs dive rib, & even had weight belts & cylinders dropped on them.
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Pentax optio wp is ok but poor battery life and I find it hard to see the modes in bright sun .
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Pentax optio wp is ok but poor battery life and I find it hard to see the modes in bright sun .
I bought some uprated batteries for mine off Ebay and always keep a spare - really great little camera but personally I don't like not having a proper viewfinder - you can adjust the brightness of the scren a lot though for sunny weather!!!!

The camera is very waterproof - I have used mine down to about 10' with no probs at all. Still feels strange to use it like this with no housing though!!!
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