View Full Version : Need Recomendations for Water Proof Camera
11-26-10, 07:22 AM
I am interested in getting a water proof camera and would appreciate some feed back on your experiences...Brand ? model ?
11-26-10, 07:53 AM
I've got an Olympus 1050sw that I love...its great picture quality, can take good underwater video and does awesome with Macro shots for flies
11-26-10, 09:02 AM
If I were in the market....It'd be a no brainer....I'd get this one.
as for durability....the thread below amazes me every time I read it!
11-26-10, 12:59 PM
I have the Fujifilm Finepix XP10 and like it. It's not a high-end model, but works for me.
I paid around $160 back in August, so you may get a better price now.
Costco had one on sale for about 160. It's a fuji. I don't know how good it is.
They also have a Canon for 280.
11-27-10, 07:28 AM
A fishing pal has the Fujifilm x33 and really likes it, I am thinking about getting that model myself. Under $200 buck
11-27-10, 09:02 PM
I really appreciate the help and ideas you guys have given me. I'm going to take the make and model number and get some reviews on all of them then decide which one I want.........Again Thanks........Bob
I dont know if you are still looking/considering but i jsut purchased the pentax optio w90 i think the model number is. Its pistachio green i know that. Anyway i just wanted to say that the camera is a pretty good little trooper. I have not used a P&S in a while but it is a cool little camera. I used it in arizona to take some underwater pics that i posted on here. I will say that the display is total crap, however besides that i have been pleased with the camera. I beat the tar out of it this past week and it kept on ticking. I was also pleased with the underwater image quality. The menus are easily navigable as well. overall a good deal IMO at a little over $200.
Although this camera is a little small and it's a chore to work all the gizmos while wearing gloves, it's waterproof to 10+ feet, shockproof from a 6 ft. drop and freezeproof (not sure of the minimal temp) It produces very clear images and video. They've come way down in price lately. If you are a Costco member they usually have very good prices. Friend of mine found one on Ebay for an exceptionally low price, also.
If you decide to go with one. also get the rubber protection sleeve and the floatation wrist strap that are available for it.
01-25-11, 10:22 PM
Best Buy has the Olympus 6020 on sale for $199.99. We bought one and really like it.
01-28-11, 10:26 AM
I have had a Pentax optio W10 for 7 years and it is a great point and shoot.
I'd have to say for an inexpensive one i'd go woth the olympus 6020 myself too. you can't beat the features for $199 at tiger-direct
05-26-11, 09:32 PM
I happen to come across this recent article reviewing some of the latest waterproof cameras.
Field Test: The Best Rugged Waterproof Compact Cameras (http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2011/05/round-best-rugged-waterproof-compact-cameras?cmpid=enews052611)
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