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scootch
01-19-2009, 04:33 PM
I saw in one post about someone who had bought a digital one for around $55that took great pics..... Don't want to spend a fortune, but would like some decent pictures of snorkeling, ect.... anyone have any advise? thanks.

cbmeadors
01-19-2009, 04:37 PM
I just bought a water proof pouch on Amazon to slip our digital camera into. It cost about $30. Took it to the pool last weekend to test before our trip and it works great.

DicaPac is the brand have to find the right size to fit your camera.

My only complaint is that the I cannot fully use the zoom because it is a little small, I should have bought one size larger.

scootch
01-19-2009, 06:26 PM
Thanks... the one specifically for my canon camera(just the waterproof case is $179 even on ebay!! will peek at amazon.

Donald_Quackers
01-19-2009, 06:26 PM
I'll second cbmeadors. I got a DicaPac off of Amazon for my camera and was able to use the zoom and get great underwater photos.

Here's one:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_b3enpKblI8I/SUVqW2jVp2I/AAAAAAAABJ0/GehnT7b_YB8/s400/IMG_0588.jpg

Buckeye Gal
01-19-2009, 06:46 PM
I third cbmeadors for the DICAPac! I purchased mine at AccessoryGeeks.com (http://accessorygeeks.ecommerce-site-search.com/?query=dicapac&x=10&y=4). When I found this gem before our cruise, I mentioned it on our Meets thread, and I think about 4 other people made the purchase as well. They even make them for camcorders. I was very happy with my pictures. The zooming can be tricky sometimes, but it wasn't too bad for my camera.

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brucechase
01-19-2009, 06:46 PM
I posted in my trip report about the $55 underwater digital camera here:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1993791


The underwater pictures start on post 21 and all of Atlantis and CC is with that camera.

Here are some of those pics.


http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr87/bgchase1/PICT0079.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr87/bgchase1/PICT0027.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr87/bgchase1/PICT0189.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr87/bgchase1/PICT0201.jpg

and here is the camera

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr87/bgchase1/vivitar51881.jpg

WDW Princess 71
01-19-2009, 07:14 PM
I have the Olympus underwater digital camera, SW770 I think the model is. Got in in the summer for a little less than $200, 8 megapixels. Works great on the beach, waterpark, pool, etc! I'm very pleased with the snorkeling pics I took on CC last week. Great investment after buying all of those annoying throw away ones!