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    So my lovely family has decided to purchase me a camera for fly fishing. I am afraid to shove phone underwater for photos. I would like to hear my experienced colleagues opinions on what should be purchased.
    I appreciate the help.

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    I picked up a waterproof Panasonic 3 years ago and it is a trooper. I will buy another one when I need to replace it.
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    • #3
      MY Olympus TG was lost in the river for around a month. An NGTO member found it, and it still worked.
      We are the music-makers,
      And we are the dreamers of dreams,
      Wandering by lone sea-breakers
      And sitting by desolate streams;
      World losers and world forsakers,
      On whom the pale moon gleams.

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      • #4
        I think Gout's story wins. Thanks for the comments.

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        • #5
          After doing repeated "bobble & grabs" with my cell phone at the Lake, I decided that it was only time before the phone would go overboard. I just got a FujiFilm XP120 to use in the skiff. It was rated quite highly and somewhat less $ than other digital waterproof cameras; lots of features and simple to use.

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          • #6
            My Olympus super tough as done a great job for 8 years .
            Catch the energy
            Release the potential

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            • #7
              Is the only purpose of the camera to take underwater shots?

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              • #8
                Underwater and stills. Maybe a short video every now and then.

                The main purpose is to have something that costs less than my phone and has less business information lost should it hit the water.

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                • #9
                  Haven't used one but have seen some pretty decent footage from the gopro hero 5. They are on sale everywhere for $299 which is a pretty big price reduction.
                  Last edited by natureman; 12-20-17, 05:37 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Olympus TG5 is the best hard-use waterproof point and shoot on the market right now, followed by either the Nikon W300 or the (ha!) Olympus TG4.
                    I had an old Pentax W60 that had nice menus, good controls, but awful still/video quality (it was OLD). Recently upgraded to a Nikon AW120 (used) for cheap, and it's a mixed bag. AWFUL menus, lack of any manual mode, but nice lens and better low light capability.
                    Resident Tenkara Nerd

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the comments. I think its the Olympus in santa's bag

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                      • #12
                        I love my Olympus. It takes great pictures and is easy to operate. I need that need that simplification. Go Pros work well too.


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                        • #13
                          Olympus TG5

                          Okay! Santa delivered!
                          Now the fun begins. Do I set the camera to "fish" and take still photos underwater? Does take a "burst" of photos then I cull the bad ones? Or does it take a video underwater?

                          This whole photo taking thing seems almost like a foreign language!

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