(Closed) Underwater Camera?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My husband got me an Olympus Tough camera for Christmas. I’m not sure which model, but it works great both in and out of the water!

Post # 18
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Busy bee

So I know you mentioned that you didn’t want to take your iphone but if you change your mind I highly recommend the lifeproof case. http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/us_en/?gclid=CN379-zsqrcCFQSZ4AodQFMAfw

My sister has spent the last months backpacking through SE Asia and snorkeling etc with it and it was easy to upload the photos along her trip.

I also have one but mostly because I’m clumsy and have a wild 2yr old who likes to toss things in the toilet.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@PizzutiStudios:  I got my Fiance a lifeproof case for his phone after he ruined the last one getting hit with a sneaker wave. He loves it & I just got one for myself as well for the honeymoon so I don’t have to lug around another camera. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have used the Fuji Film Disposibles on past trips… for Snorkelling etc.  They did an OK job, but the colours just aren’t TRUE Enough for me… and the picture distance very short… so a lot of times things tend to be out of focus etc.

It was nice to be able to have “some” pictures… but the overall outlay was expensive, for the Camera, Film Developing… and the end result.

Next time I vacation… I have a MUCH BETTER PLAN…

You should look at the Go-Pro Cameras… http://www.gopro.com

This is my NEXT Vacation Purchase… these are cameras that are designed for Extreme Sports / Conditions and they are frickin’ amazing !!

And not super expensive considering what they can do… $ 200, $ 300 or $ 400 depending on the model.

We met a couple with one on our Honeymoon… honestly I was soooo jealous.  Very small & compact, and literally go anywhere, do anything.  Takes pics or video.  They literally had it with them in the pool, ocean etc.  No worries.  They could leave their beachbag on the shore unattended cause they were able to bring ALL their valuables into the water with them (porting a camera for us has always been a concern)… between the Go-Pro Camera and their Swimmers Wallet, the only stuff back onshore was their towel, sunscreen, bottled water, and flip flops.

Go-Pro is very popular with Scuba Nuts in my part of Eastern Ontario… and I totally now SEE WHY.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mchitt329:  I’m not the OP, but your pictures were so nice & clear that I ended up buying the camera you suggested. I found it used on Amazon for $55 & it seemed like too good of a deal to pass up.  Thank you so much for posting about it!

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@luluvohn:  Just to threadjack: are they dugongs? And are you swimming with them? Where?

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have the Canon D10 that has been replaced by the D20. The D20 is a much more normal looking camera. My D10 is bubbly and definitely doesn’t fit in your pocket. I love my D10 though. I usually use it when we snorkel or go to the beach or mountains. Darling Husband is a camera guy and he was even impressed with the photos from my camera. 

I was also in the market for a new camera and wanted a point and shoot that happened to be waterproof as well, rather than get 2 new cameras, but it just wasn’t possible. I have to note that while Darling Husband and I are pleased with the photos from the Canon D10, it is still not as nice as the photos I get from my regular camera. 

 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The iphone water case that they sell at photojojo is awesome

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

Commenting to follow – We need a good underwater camera for diving in June/July.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MrsPinkPeony:  if you see the camera up close, there are extra seals around normal camera openings such as the memory card slot. It’s possible they didn’t  close something properly which caused a leak. 

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@luluvohn:  Thanks. They’re beautiful!

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@BagsnBooks:  AWESOME!  🙂

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsPinkPeony ; My fiance researched underwater camers for MONTHS before purchasing one. I cannot recommend the Sony TX-10 more!!! If you message me your email addy I’ll send you some of the amazing pics we took with it.  It is defintiely a step above the nikon and olympus. (we went to the store to play with all of them and even compared it with people on our cruise who had the other brands). It is a bit complicated to use, though, so I would play around with it a bunch (and reading the instructions) before actually taking it in the water.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-TX20-Digital-3-0-inch/dp/B006K5533I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369314998&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+tx-10

You can find it anywhere from $200-$350, do some hunting to get the best price.

No matter which brand you choose, I would also recommend buying the floating wrist band – it was super helpful to us.

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We got the Panasonic Lumix DMC FT4 which is waterproof to 12m (FI likes to free dive while snorkelling) for our recent trip to the Caribbean. Overall it was good, the photos taken above and below the water were good, the auto stability function was good, the panoramic function was really good and it had a pretty good zoom (made better with the stabiliser). I think Fiance paid around £200 (which considering waterproof housing for our 4 year old mju was going to cost that) we were impressed. Only issue was there seemed to be condensation appearing on the screen after a couple of days but it didn’t affect the photos (and reading reviews now that seems to be pretty common).

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