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I've got my eye on a Canon PowerShot D10. It's the Canon water proof camera. Been looking a good waterproof camera for a while (canon,olympus, pentax, etc..) but think I'll go with the Canon since I've been very happy with all of my other Canon's. Just wondering if anyone has this particular Canon model and your views on it's performance (especially in the water).
12-28-09, 10:54 AM
I have my eye on that one too.....by all the reviews out there, it's going to be a top performer. Olympus and Pentax are heavily used by users on this board so you should step out and be the first.....I'm anxious to see how it performs. I have a Pentax Optio W20 that I only used a couple of times....because when comparing photos side by side with my Canon SD800, the Canon wins by a wide margin.....IMHO.
Go for it!
12-28-09, 11:10 AM
I have been reading all the reviews etc but ended up going with the Pentax. The biggest reason was my workplace awards us bonus points on a special Amex card. One of the only electronics places it works is best buy. Best Buy does not currently stock the Canon. I liked the W80 over the Fuji Film or the Olympus waterproof models that Best Buy also stocked.
The second reason i like the Pentax is the form factor. The best Camera for me is the one i use. I typically use the one i can carry easily. I also have a Cannon G11 but i dont like to take it around water and it is a little big for streamside. I really liked the Canon D10 but not sure how i felt about the slightly bulbous form factor. That being said i still have my 30 year old AE-1 and have never owned a bad Canon camera. I dont think it will be possible to go wrong with the D10 if you are ok with the form factor. If i could have purchased the D10 at Best Buy using my award points i think i am 90% sure i would have picked it over the Pentax form factor and all. The G11 and the W80 are different classes of Cameras but i have not been overly impressed with the W80 image quality. It is ok but i dont love it. Every Canon (film or digital) i have owned has always had solid image performance.
I have an older pentax optio W10. I've been using it for several years with no issues at all. I do not have the optional sleeve.
My first underwater picture attempts were of my nieces and nephews in my sisters pool. I was pleasantly shocked at the quality of under water pictures. The pictures had more clarity than I expected for being underwater.
It's a great close up water proof camera. The only downside, if there is one, is in taking pictures at a distance. I have upgraded to a D SLR for those conditions.
If the new pentax models have built on the W10, then it will be a great camera.
- Dan M
The Canon D10 is somewhat more bulky than the Pentax or Minolta. But it does make operating the controls a little easier. I took a few test shots with it in the camera store I use and the quality was outstanding. Of course, how they will look in the water may be another matter. But, I've owned (and still own) several Canon's and Nikon's and have always been pleased with the quality of the images and their durability and reliability. My office bought some Panasonic Lumix cameras for us to use a couple of years ago and it is a very well-built camera with excellent images. But, they don't have an underwater model that I am aware of. I'll probably buy the Canon after the first of year. (need to look at my over-spending for Christmas) :)
I'll let you all know how the images turn-out on my next fishing expedition.
12-29-09, 02:27 AM
I am using the Olympus 850 and I couldn't be happier with it. It holds a charge forever, takes great pics, great underwater videos, powers on and off fast, takes multiple shots by just holding the button down, shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof, etc etc. Takes good macros shots too. It is what I have been using lately for pics of flies. For a professional photographer I am sure some of the others would be a better fit but for an avid fisherman who wants good photos and ease of use, I can't say enough good things about the olympus.
12-29-09, 08:15 AM
If anyone needs any photo gear, try B&H photo on line that's in New York.
They have the best prices of all outlets and they have excellent, I mean excellent customer service!
That's where I buy all my photograpy equipment. If they're out of an item, it will state so right there.
Right now all I have is film cameras, but thinking about a good digital point and shoot to keep on me while fishing. But lately having the funds is slowing things down.
Back many moons ago, I use to carry a 110 camera in my vest, but those days are long gone.
I, am a fan of Canon, that's what my film camera is, but it's way too bulky and expensive to carry near the water.
I'm wanting one with a zoom lens, that's not too expensive. That will fit in my vest without a problem or weigh it down. I'm not so worried about the megapicuals as I am the processor.
Anyone have any ideas?
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