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Old 12 August 2013, 17:23   #11
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bought a Canon D10 a few years back and it has been superb, best camera ever, take it surfing, beach, sand etc. Been through 3 Lumix TZ's (which are brilliant) a fancy Canon Zoom thing and a fancy Nikon zoom thing in the same time period (Currys anything happens insurance is well worth for the the travel zooms!).

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Pricey but worth considering.
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I've got a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 that I'm very happy with. Properly waterproof and shock proof, but not a massive zoom. Don't know how the image quality stands up to enthusiastic scrutiny, but it's plenty good enough for me and it's great being able to take it in the SIB, kayaking, or even swimming. Amazon have then for under 200 now.
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Even a cheap one would be great - its not so much the quality of the pic but the fact that you can take it at all and the camera survives! Having said that my non water pics with the Canon almost always please but it does have a very limited zoom.
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I wouldn't worry about the zoom issue too much. 5x optical is plenty.
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I wouldn't worry about the zoom issue too much. 5x optical is plenty.
I currently have a Fuji S8000 with 18x and fear I would miss it, though it still works so I could always keep it for times when it would still be useful (it's worth nothing second-hand anyway).
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I think all of the above mentioned cams will give satisfying picture results, and I quite like the look of the Sony action one, but Gopro seem to have the edge on mounting options and toughness, disapointing with no zoom though, but safe enough to take out just about anywhere, my missis was kind enough to hold mine and stand right in the firing line of this the other day, I think she got a bit of shock though.

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Hi all

Thinking of buying a new camera and wondering whether it's worth buying a waterproof one.

Need it to be multi-purpose, not just for out on (or in) the water, so am looking for something that offers good quality images in a variety of conditions, including indoors/low-light situations.

Does anyone use the Fuji XP200 or similar, and if so what are your thoughts, please?


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I bought this one off Amazon great little camera for the boat 16mp waterproof to 3m & shockproof takes great pic's it had some good reviews & it was a great price
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Thanks all. Have decided to go for the Canon SX260 HS. At 149.99 in Currys it is a bargain (certainly not worth paying another 90 for the replacement SX280 model) and will now see if I can get hold of one of those SJ1000 as mentioned by GJ0KYZ.

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I have a canon D10 (see Rib Heaven 2). Good above and below water. Easy to hold with gloved hands. Good general camera but not the slimmest of compacts. Rated for a 1M drop.
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