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eyeflyfish 12-15-17 06:44 AM

best fly fishing camera
 
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.

FlickNdip 12-15-17 10:12 PM

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.

GoutUnlimited 12-16-17 02:24 AM

MY Olympus TG was lost in the river for around a month. An NGTO member found it, and it still worked.

eyeflyfish 12-16-17 06:52 AM

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

Trouty Mouth 12-16-17 07:52 AM

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.

Brotherbear 12-17-17 11:49 AM

My Olympus super tough as done a great job for 8 years .

The Snag Whisperer 12-20-17 10:36 AM

Is the only purpose of the camera to take underwater shots?

eyeflyfish 12-20-17 12:35 PM

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.

natureman 12-20-17 12:39 PM

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.

iso1600 12-20-17 05:46 PM

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.


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