Originally Posted by yellowmitch
I wanna record my antics on the rib with a waterproof camera, such as the pentax optio w30. Thing is, I want most optical zoom possible.
Any suggestions at a cheap price?
It is very very difficult to get a big optical zoom into a digital camera that is waterproof as the lens needs to hide behind a panel.
This is about the closet you will get but do NOT expect it to be as waterproof as the Optio - it is basically showerproof only.
The real solution is to buy a waterproof caqsing of some sort.
the other option is to do what I did. An optio WP for use when it's wet and a stuunning Panasonic Lumix FZ50 with a 12x image stabilised optical zoom kept in a waterproof case and used when it's not likely to get wet. Best of both worlds.