Post # 1
Does anyone have any suggestions? What did you use to take underwater pictures? I don’t really want to use those disposable underwater cameras. I have an old digital camera, and I’ve thought about buying a waterproof case for it. Has anyone done this? How did it turn out? Any suggestions?
Post # 3
We haven’t gone on our honeymoon yet but we registered for a cheap Kodak waterproof camera on our Target registry and my friend got it for us along with a flotation device you attach to the camera so you don’t lose it at the bottom of the ocean. We don’t have the camera yet as the wedding is still two weeks away so I can’t tell you how the pictures look or anything but the reviews were decent.
This is the camera: http://www.target.com/p/Kodak-Waterproof-C123-12MP-Digital-Camera-with-5x-Digital-Zoom-Red/-/A-13314743
This is the floaty: http://www.target.com/p/Olympus-Floating-Camera-Strap-Orange-for-850SW-and-1030SW-Models/-/A-10823006
Post # 4
something cheap won’t do. cameras underwater are very depth sensitive. They don’t work under lots of pressure. I spent 80 on an underwater camera. It only worked just under the surface, not at any sort of depth.
Post # 5
I got an aquapac for my digital camera. http://usstore.aquapac.net/ It’s a waterproof pouch. I was able to take pictures and videos using the camera that I had. I think the quality will be better than any of the disposables out there. I did test it out to make sure it didn’t leak before putting my camera in it. I bought it at my local REI store for about $16.
Oh, I also used the pouch when I was on the beach, so my camera wouldn’t get sandy.
I highly recommend it.
ETA: Oh, I only used it when I was swimming and snorkling. I don’t know how well it will do while scuba diving since I’m sure the pressure changes might affect it.
Post # 6
Do either of you have an iPhone 4 or 4s? I bought a Lifeproof case before we left on our Honeymoon. It completely encases your phone so you can use your phone camera underwater. I was nervous about it at first but it really does work as long as you follow the directions. For $70 it was well worth the price. I plan on reusing the case once the Upstate, NY winter gets here. Ya never know when you’ll drop your phone into a snow bank!
Post # 7
I gave my husband a waterproof digital camera for his birthday…it was around $300 but worked great. It was a blue Canon Powershot D10. It was HIGHLY rated in Amazon.
Post # 8
Canon D10. It’s not the most conveniently sized but it’s great for what it’s for.
Post # 9
@ttn133: I think we’re leaning toward some sort of pouch, mainly because it’s cheaper. So your pictures came back okay? I know they’re not going to be the same quality, but they were better than a disposable camera?
Post # 10
@mrstj2b: I took underwater ones and you couldn’t tell they were taken with the pouch. Let me see if I can find some pics from my hm.
Post # 11
If you’re scuba diving, make sure you get a camera that will go that depth.
Post # 12
@leafgum: We are going scuba diving, but we might not take our camera for that reason. We might just take pictures when we are snorkeling.
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If you just want a cheap solution, the Aquapac works well. The only annoying thing is that the black rim seems to get in a lot of pictures sometimes if its not positioned just right. It’s definitely better than a disposable.
I got this camera and really like it. It’s got a nice wide angle, waterproof to 30 ft.