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Old 05-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Waterproof Point and Shoot Recommendations

Hi all,

I tend to tune out a bit when I am behind my camera. Looking through the eye piece puts me in an observe and capture mode, and I tend not to participate in what is going on around me.

Because of:
1. the above
2. the sheer amount of weight of the equipment, and
3. the expense of having to replace the equipment should anything happen to it

I have decided that I am not going to lug my pro D-SLR on our family vacation. I have been looking around at both compact mirrorless systems and point and shoots, but I am now thinking that a waterproof point and shoot may be the way to go.

Does anyone have experience with any of the waterproof point and shoots?Can someone recommend a good one?

Thanks DIS friends!
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I also have been thinking about getting a ruggedized P & S (waterproof). Being a long time Pentax shooter, I'm looking at the Pentax WG-3 series. It has a f2.0-4.9 lens, so it may do okay in some reduced lighting situations. It does not have the greatest zoom, but fits my requirements and is in my price range.
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That's the main problem with most waterproof point and shoots, they have tiny folded optics that generally results in slow lenses, and overall design that emphasizes compactness vs IQ/Performance.

If you really just want waterproof, there are light SCUBA useable waterproof cases for good point and shoots like the s110 and Rx100..but they do add a few hundred extra in price.
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I was looking at the pentax wg-3 myself. It is pretty new though, and I was hoping that maybe someone on the boards had tried it out...
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