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Old 02-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #16
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GoPro Hero2 or Hero3.

It'll take sufficiently decent still photos, 1080p video, and its assuredly scuba capable. I rigged up a chin-strap to the head mount and dove my GoPro2 (in the scuba housing with a red filter) at both Cozumel and Grand Cayman on our last cruise. Worked like a charm.

Next time, I'd probably go wrist strap or some sort of hand-held rig as opposed to head mount. Got some bubbles in the footage and couldn't swap to still mode to take photos of things.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #17
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I got a Nikon Coolpix S30 at Target (currently on sale for $79.99). Takes really nice underwater photos or video, and actually takes fabulous 'normal' photos & video. The only issue I've had with it was that the LCD screen was a little hard to see in some low-light underwater conditions.

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #18
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I also use a waterproof camera as my every day point-and-shoot. I use a Casio Exilim. This way any time you might be in the rain or near a pool or whatever, needing a special case or add-ons isn't an issue.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:50 PM   #19
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I got a Nikon Coolpix S30 at Target (currently on sale for $79.99). Takes really nice underwater photos or video, and actually takes fabulous 'normal' photos & video. The only issue I've had with it was that the LCD screen was a little hard to see in some low-light underwater conditions.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:05 PM   #20
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$69 at amazon right now, ship and sold by amazon!
I got this for my daughter at Christmas and she thought it was fine. It is blue and came with the floater strap.

My other daughter got a $300 Go=Pro for her birthday (from my brother who gives her everything) and I didn't think the pictures were any better, and it was a little more difficult to hold and carry.

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Old 02-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #21
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I want to purchase a water proof camera/video recorder for the cruise... Do any of you have one that you love/hate? And why? Can they be used for scuba diving? Thanks friends!
I use the Olympus tough 8010 I believe is the model. I love it we take it to the park and don't have to worry if it rains we can keep shooting, and its amazing in the pool at the resort.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #22
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I got this for my daughter at Christmas and she thought it was fine. It is blue and came with the floater strap.
The blue is not available for that price at amazon - only the gray. The blue is available at Target online with the strap and case for $80.

But looking at the bag mentioned before...
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The blue is not available for that price at amazon - only the gray. The blue is available at Target online with the strap and case for $80.

But looking at the bag mentioned before...

Plus 5% off for using a Red Card!

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:14 PM   #24
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I have and love the Lumix Ts4.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:20 PM   #25
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I've lost two Olympus Stylus Toughs during different Disney Cruises. I followed all directions and Olympus was less than helpful. I have a Pentax now.
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Great find! But look at the 'fitting guide' - they have several models depending on the camera:

http://www.dicapac.com/manual/guide.asp
Yes, they do. The link was to the one I purchased. We love it and have used it for whitewater rafting, swimming at the pool, or even filming Splash Mountain...anytime you are concerned about getting it wet!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:36 PM   #27
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Have a Lumix DMC-ts20 and have been very happy with it. The only down side is that you have to remove the battery and put it in a separate charger. You can not plug the camera in to charge the battery.
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go to amazon and look up the kodak playsport, its a waterproof/shockproof/damn near indestructible. Takes great outdoor pictures and is also really good for video. I shot our entire disneyland vacation on this and it worked great.
We got this too. Was just looking for the underwater feature but this did so well underwater and above water that we didn't use anything else. I was pleasantly surprised how great the colours were. Not SLR quality, but good for family pics.
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I didn't want to spend a fortune because I have a really expensive SLR camera. I went to Costco and bought for 100 dollars a Fujifilm XP. It's really tiny so it is easy to carry or put in a pocket for active adventures. It is water/shock/ dust/ freeze proof. I was very happy with it. For one of our port excursions we went horse back riding and snorkeling. It had no problem handling the dust or water. We also were happy with the quality of the pictures when we got home.
I loved that camera - loved it. Small, nice pic/vid quality. It was $150 from costco***** in 2010. Then, we went to St John & DH went snorkeling too deep. Pressure cracked the housing. Lasted just under 2 years. Got a new one that we can take deeper - a Nikon Coolpix AW100. It was about $100 more than the Fuji, but it's waterproof to 33 ft.

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I have a sea life DC14000. Is a standard point and shoot cameria . Kit comes with a water proof case that good for a 200ft dive. All controls and buttons can be accesses while in the case. Contols are very easy to use with or with out gloves


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