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Old 02-04-2013, 09:02 PM   #31
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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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Old 02-04-2013, 09:15 PM   #32
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I'm a minimalist when it comes equipment and cameras. Although I love my Nikons, I hate lugging around equipment. I have found that my iPhone takes great pictures and I've taken many "wet" shots with it using a waterproof case. I have found that the LifeProof case works great.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:25 PM   #33
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I'm a minimalist when it comes equipment and cameras. Although I love my Nikons, I hate lugging around equipment. I have found that my iPhone takes great pictures and I've taken many "wet" shots with it using a waterproof case. I have found that the LifeProof case works great.
My bro is on his third LifeProof case. Yes, like OtterBox, they replace the case, but I don't want to risk my phone getting wet. I'm glad it works for you!!! I love using my iPhone for pics and vids.

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I love my Canon Powershot D10 that's waterproof up to 33 feet. The newer version is a D20.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:06 AM   #35
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Thank you for all your comments! It has helped us narrow it down to a few!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:25 AM   #36
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Olympus TG-1.
We looked at several before the cruise. But this was the toughest and deepest for the cameras we looked at. We especially loved the GPS feature which allowed us tag where we were at on the cruise. We took it WDW as well. It has several "magic" features that made taking pics fun. Took underwater pics as well.
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I'm looking to replace my waterproof camera before our cruise in June. My son took over my other one, lol! I also want one with a little faster speed. I would love to see some pictures taken with all the cameras recommended! Thanks!
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I love my Canon Powershot D10 that's waterproof up to 33 feet. The newer version is a D20.
I love my D10 too!!!! I've hat it down to 75ft diving, and it still took great pictures. I spoke with another diver, who has had his down over 110ft with no problems as well. He said the only thing he found was that he couldn't switch between photo and video at that depth, he had to stick to one mode.
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Yes!! Pictures from the cameras! I loved to see the ones from deep dives!
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:21 PM   #40
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At Costco I found the Panasonic lumixTS4 for only 200.00!! And the Nikon AW 100 for $230 . We are constantly hiking and doing water sports... Now.. Which one should I do?
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:38 PM   #41
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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?
For years, I've used an Olympus camera for snorkeling and get great results for both still photos and video. Earlier this month I used it snorkeling in Hawaii.

It's waterproof to 10 feet, which would be inadequate for scuba diving.

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At Costco I found the Panasonic lumixTS4 for only 200.00!! And the Nikon AW 100 for $230 . We are constantly hiking and doing water sports... Now.. Which one should I do?
That is a great price for the TS4, was it always there and now on clearance?
Seems too low for regular price.

Do a comparison check on DPreview.

Unless you tinker with the settings, the TS4 doesn't take good indoor (lowlight) shots on auto mode. It's outdoor and underwater shots are brilliant. I actually have crisp, clear and smooth video of my daughters underwater. It also picked up the audio really well.
(I used my dslr or iPhone5 indoors on the cruise so it didn't matter).
I don't know much about the Nikon.

Whichever underwater camera, remember to rinse it out with fresh water if you use it in ocean water or a salt pool. Salt contributes to seal breakdown.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:51 PM   #43
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At Costco I found the Panasonic lumixTS4 for only 200.00!! And the Nikon AW 100 for $230 . We are constantly hiking and doing water sports... Now.. Which one should I do?
We love our Nikon AW 100!!!

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #44
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My every day camera is a Nikon D3100 DSLR (I'm actually a photographer). Anyway, my mom got me the Polaroid iF045 on black friday for, I think $50. It's 14mp and waterproof up to 3 meters. I actually really like it. You can even do some exposure compensation on it a little editing in camera which is pretty rare for a point and shoot. And video on it is really nice too. Only downside that I've found is the batteries. But it takes AAA's so they are pretty easy to just pop a couple more in (as opposed to my DSLR lithium battery that needs charged).

But I did also want to mention that my sister went on her honeymoon in October and she bought a disposable waterproof camera. Kinda thinking that they probably wouldn't get anything good but it was worth a shot. But the pics were actually REALLY good. So if you are on the fence or aren't sure if you want to shell out the money, it'd be a good option. I'm actually thinking about getting each of my kids one for the cruise just to see what kind of pics they get. They have cameras already and I love seeing the world through their eyes, but they don't take them out on the beach or in the water. So I thought that would be fun.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #45
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I am Nikon guy and shoot with a d7000. Unless you plan on spending a few thousand dollars on underwater housings, your best bet is an Oly tough tg-2. It comes with an additional underwater case for additional protection. The Pana lumix and Nikon aw100 are great too. I invest in a second system: the Nikon J1 with an underwater housing. Not cheap, but it has a lot of control. It won't sting as bad a losing a dslr because of a bad gasket!!!

Or just get a disposable. It's just vacation and supposed to be fun ...
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