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Old 31 March 2008, 10:20   #1
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Waterproof Digital Camera

This might be good

eBuyer Waterproof Camera

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31 nicka!

Might be tempted I'm still using my MX10 Sea & Sea but it's film is now a couple of years old, could be seeing the red patina of age when developed.
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This might be better; easier to store

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?product=1287


Actually, Oly has 4 models of shock/water/crush- proof cameras now.

Little more than the 37 pounds though...


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Some cameras (like my Canon SD700 ELPH) have "waterproof" housings that the manufacturers sell that work pretty well. I have one and have used it snorkeling quite a bit. It adds some shock-resistance to the package as well.

You can see some examples here:
http://cameras.pricegrabber.com/unde...7/st=category/
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I have been using the Olympus 770 for about a year now and it's the nuts for use around water. I was sailing on a Hobie a couple of weeks ago in Grenada and it regularly got washed over with saltwater and it works just fine. (I gave it a good fresh-water soaking after of course...)

My only complaint is that the viewing screen (whatever they're called) is useless in the sun. You literally do "point and shoot"... cause you can't see anything!
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I've got the Olympus 770 as well. It's been on more than one occasion and still works fine (always washed in fresh water afterwards).
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Some cameras (like my Canon SD700 ELPH) have "waterproof" housings that the manufacturers sell that work pretty well. I have one and have used it snorkeling quite a bit. It adds some shock-resistance to the package as well.

You can see some examples here:
http://cameras.pricegrabber.com/unde...7/st=category/
Actually, I think most point and shoot manufacturers have housings now. Makes selecting an inexpensive scuba photo rig kind of tough (luckily, or unfortunately, I've decided to jump towards an SLR package when I can afford it. Big bucks.)

But, the housings for the point and shoots tend to be bulky, and will leak if you don't perform some basic maintenance after each use and take care in assembly. They are relatively inexpensive, though.

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Well, I bought one of the cameras from Ebuyer.It's a bit thirsty on batteries but it's a hell of a deal for the money. Even has sound recording on the vid recordings. I didn't expect that for that price (didn't read the listing very well).


As a cheapy for boating use I'd recommend it. It floats when in the housing too.

Be quick if you want one....only 60 left now
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Makes selecting an inexpensive scuba photo rig kind of tough (luckily, or unfortunately, I've decided to jump towards an SLR package when I can afford it. Big bucks.)
I have the same decision to make. In the short term, I have decided to repair and replace (with refurbished) two of my aging Nikonos systems. I used a friend's little Sea and Sea a couple of weeks ago and was pretty disappointed with the results. I think it's mostly the lens quality that's the issue... S&S has just released some DSLR housings which will likely be more reasonably priced than some...

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Not to derail the thread, but I was looking at the Canon Rebel XTi and the Seatool housing. And lenses. And new strobes. And ports. And arms. And...


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