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Old 03 April 2009, 04:10   #1
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Waterproof Digital Camera Recommendations

Anyone got any reccomendations for the above?

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You wont go wrong with an Olympus 850 sw Jono,bought one last year and very pleased,use it all the time now...even on dry land.Got one of those 'water bouys' for when we use it on the RIB[auto inflates] and job done.Good price too.
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There are only two makes of waterproof digital cameras which do not require an additional housing.

Pentax and Olympus.

The basic summery of which are the Pentax cameras take slightly better pictures but the Olympus cameras are much tougher. The Olympus 1030 is the only 10 meter depth rated camera I know of.


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Got to agree, have used the little Oly 850 and it's not bad. But not totally water proof if your after taking it for a swim.
You can get housings for small compacts but they are expensive.
One example is This with This housing
All depends how dunkable you want them.
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Jono, I keep banging on about this but we have one of the Sanyo XACTI cameras which is both stills and movie.

http://uk.sanyo.com/Products/View/VPC-CA8%20Orange

it is 8.1 Megapixels which is fine for most people. Although Perhaps not the likes of JSP or SlimTim.
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I have to agree with a number of the others re: Olympus

I have an older 770 sw and its superb. Unlike John I've not had a problem with underwater usage, but I only used it whilst snorkelling - not to any depth. And the sw range can really take some backing around without suffering any degradation of performance. Certainly when I buy another compact it will be an Olympus sw again
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If you've got some more pennies to spend and fancy a DSLR, take a look at the Olympus E410, 14-54mm lens and the water proof housing to suit. Great compact DSLR (smallest on the market) and would be ready to dive.

All depends what level of photography you want to do. Holiday snaps or just quick fun snaps then any "waterproof" compact will do. If you want quick auto focus, more frames per second, better low noise at high ISO etc...then go down the DSLR route. You wont regret it

The waterproof housing in the photo is for thw olypus 7-14mm wide angle.
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2 new ones out soon....look fantastic!!!
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You wont go wrong with an Olympus 850 sw Jono,bought one last year and very pleased,use it all the time now...even on dry land.Got one of those 'water bouys' for when we use it on the RIB[auto inflates] and job done.Good price too.
I have the same - works well enough for me - but I find you need to get pretty 'close' to stuff to be able to get a decent pic & I cant see the display in any sort of light when on the boat - I just point & take a load & see what comes out .....

Last 2 camaeras have Olympus
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