Post # 1
I’m looking for some advise on a good quality water proof camera. We are having a destination wedding in Jamaica next year and looking for something that will give good quality point and shoot options during the cermony but also allow for us to take snorkling and when were out on the boats ect. I have looked at the go Pro and wonder if that would be a better route. TIA
Post # 2
I have an older version of a sony waterproof and have been very happy with it.
It’s not bulky like some other waterproof cameras and the picture quality is great. It works well as both a standard point and shoot and as a waterproof. Although I use my micro SLR most of the time…
Post # 3
I have a pentax camera and I think the picture quality is so-so. I’ve read great thigns about the Canon D series.
Post # 4
We have an Olympus Tough-series camera. We did quite a bit of research before we bought it. We have had it for about a year. We love it…it takes great pictures and we don’t have to baby it like our DSLR.
Post # 5
cbgg: pinkshoes: Thanks! I’ll check these both out
Post # 6
namarie: Thanks. Yes I am doing all my research now
Post # 7
MrsBlake2015: my husband wants a Go Pro and I was also trying to figure out if it could go underwater. My friend used it on a cross-country trip and it took amazing photos!
Post # 8
gelaine22: Those photos do look amazing. What I have seen is the dive housing for the actual go pro camera. Its an addtional part that come seperate. I have seen anything that specificly says the camera is waterproof. My concern is if something went wrong or not secured with the housing attchment I would be screwed.At least with a waterpoof camera its self that risk is slightly reduced down to manufacure error if used properly.
Post # 9
There was a couple we met while donig an activity on our honeymoon who had a GoPro that they rigged to a handle & wrist strap so that they could easily use it scuba diving. Honestly, that’s the route I’d go.
Post # 10
I own an Olympus Stylus Tough Camera and a GoPro 3+ Black Edition Camera. I used the Olympus when I went diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia a few years ago and was highly impressed with the picture quality underwater. I even had a few of the pictures printed on canvas and on display in my living room. The video quality is decent, but this camera is definitely made for pictures. It has a limited amount of zoom as well (4x).
On the other hand, the GoPro is much better for recording videos than taking pictures (in my opinion). It has a super-wide angle lens that is great for action shots. It doesn’t have zoom, but can record 4K video (the olympus records in 1080p). The camera isn’t waterproof, but the housing is. However, I have never been nervous to submerge the camera with housing in water. My friend recently took his GoPro to Hawaii for scuba diving and the videos he made were superb.
For my honeymoon, I’ll take my GoPro and leave my Olympus at home. However, I’ll have my DSLR with me for high-quality pictures above water. The GoPro will be used almost exclusively for video. I wouldn’t use a GoPro for your ceremony pictures, but it would be great for snorkelling. Let me know if you have any specific questions and I’ll be happy to help!
Post # 11
Also note that with the standard go pro you can’t instantly see the pictures (or what you are shooting as their is no viewfinder)
it is a bit of a leap of faith that you are actually getting any footage that is usable (about 90% of the time it was fine but a few times we were way off and were shooting like the edge of the boat instead of the sunset)
also get at least two battery because they go really fast (i think about an hour or two)
Post # 12
AnnaBCW: littlemisshostess: Awesome advice!! Thank you very much
Post # 13
Great thread! I want to get a camera for our honeymoon but haven’t started the research yet, this thread is going to make it much easier! Thanks OP and PPs for answering! 🙂
Post # 14
i havent used a GoPro as yet (on my wish purchase list) but for my diving trips, i took a SeaLife camera and i found the pics came out amazing. it has a snorkling mode with color correction with a flash. i just put a wrist lanyard on and attached it to my dive vest (or in your case your wrist) and away i went. It was super light weight in the water and you didnt have to worry about the housing flooding, just take out the SD card and upload the pics. It uses AA batteries so you dont need to worry about charing it if you’re going international and need a plug converter. I used it a few times on land – just during my breaks from diving – and i found the images came out pretty good! i used my DSLR for higher quality images when i went exploring on land. My advise is to go to a local dive shop in your area and see what advise they can give you for waterproof cameras. Dont buy those disposable crappy ones you see at the drug store.
Post # 15
We’ve been weighing the option of getting a waterproof camera too. Still not sure I can make myself spend the money when we already have so much wrapped up in our DSLR camera though.