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Old 15 December 2005, 10:46   #1
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What make and model of digital camera is best for use on a RIB?

I like the look of the Pentax Optio WPi.

Any alternatives that would cope well with banging around in the wet?
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Old 15 December 2005, 11:00   #2
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I have a Nikon D70.

I don't know if its *the best* but its damn good. Its lovely to hold, nice to use in either manual mode or by selecting one of the pre-programmed modes (e.g. sports, landscapes) and produces sparkling results.

I *do* consider Nikon to make the best cameras around.
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i've owned a pentax optio WR4 for a few years. water resistant to 30ft. had a warranty issue with the power source and took 3 months to get it back. they did repair it for free but 3 months...lame.
i love the camera though. i take it white water rafting frequently. 3x optical zoom, decent macro feature for closeups.
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I have a Penta Optio WP - great little camera and very waterproof - takes a bit of getting used to looking at the screen underwater though!!!

Has the best Macro mode of any camera I have ever seen.
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I use the FujiFilm Finepix S3000 nice size to hold while moving on a rib not to expensive and fantastic pictures works well for me
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Also Nikon D70
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What sort of price are the optios
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i bought mine a couple years ago when 4 megapixels was pretty cool. it was one of just a few affordable waterproof/resistant digital cameras available to me.

400 dollars with upgraded memory
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Paul's attached at the hip to his D70

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oh, also...

i was in costa rica and this woman had an olympus water resistant digital camera and was bragging about it the whole trip. she went to take a close up of a red eyed tree frog and it jumped onto her face. she fell back into the hot tub and soaked the camera.

she lost everything. it leaked.

one of the best moments of my life

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