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Old 12-15-17, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 12-15-17, 10:12 PM   #2
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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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Old 12-16-17, 02:24 AM   #3
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MY Olympus TG was lost in the river for around a month. An NGTO member found it, and it still worked.
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Old 12-16-17, 06:52 AM   #4
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I think Gout's story wins. Thanks for the comments.
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Old 12-16-17, 07:52 AM   #5
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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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Old 12-17-17, 11:49 AM   #6
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My Olympus super tough as done a great job for 8 years .
Catch the energy
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Old 12-20-17, 10:36 AM   #7
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Is the only purpose of the camera to take underwater shots?
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Old 12-20-17, 12:35 PM   #8
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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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Old 12-20-17, 12:39 PM   #9
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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.

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Old 12-20-17, 05:46 PM   #10
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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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