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Old 07-03-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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waterproof cameras

Looking to purchase a not too expensive waterproof / underwater type of camera, not looking for a throw away one. It isn't something we will use often and don't want the top of the line but one that will give us good quality cameras

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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how underwater are you looking, 3-4 feet or scuba diving?
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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mostly for water parks so I don't have to worry about my regular camera and for snorkeling
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #4
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I have an Olympus Tough it is waterproof, and won't break when you drop it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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I have a Kodak Easyshare Sport Waterproof Camera, I think they are around $75 on Amazon.

Good little point and shoot camera, great in the sunlight and indoors if its not to dark.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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Looking to purchase a not too expensive waterproof / underwater type of camera, not looking for a throw away one. It isn't something we will use often and don't want the top of the line but one that will give us good quality cameras

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My hubby and I were in the same mind frame as you in looking for a waterproof camera. We went to Amazon.com and found a Samsung HD1080p waterproof camera for $60.00. The only thing its a refurbished camera. We received it in less than a week and couldn't be happier with it. So try that website and see what you can find. I hope this was helpful
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #7
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We got the Panasonic Lumix after our 3rd Olympus stylus tough failed on us.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:34 PM   #8
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I also have the Kodak easy share sport. I am very happy with it. I have taken it to the parks and to pools and even when we did a manatee swim this past January. However the water was really cold in January and its inner lenses fogged up when we jumped in, so the first few pics are foggy. So if the camera gets really hot and you put it in cold water it may fog. Once it cooled off the pics were fine, it was a user error on my part.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #9
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I have a Canon Powershot D10 (I know, an older model) and was quite happy with the photos it took. The reviews I've read seem to like the D20 (the newer version) and say that it's an improvement over the D10 in many ways.

This is a photo I took using the Canon D10 in Hawaii.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:19 PM   #10
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Had (still have) Canon D10 and also picked up the D20 last year so we could have two when snorkeling on a trip last summer. Happy with both of them. The D20 is an improvement and a little sleaker. More expensive than some of the models mentioned in this thread, but we also use it as a "regular" point and shoot when we want good photos but don't want to carry our DSLR around.
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We live our olympus tough. Great camera overall.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:35 PM   #12
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I have a Kodak Easyshare Sport Waterproof Camera, I think they are around $75 on Amazon.

Good little point and shoot camera, great in the sunlight and indoors if its not to dark.
I have this camera too and I love it!! I dont use it for everyday things, but when im at the pool or the beach, its wonderful! Ive gotten some really cool shots with it!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:30 PM   #13
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Myself and three relatives have the Fuji XP. I only use in water/beach etc times but they use for all their pictures. Video is HD and have shot underwater snorkeling with it. All happy with them. Comes in lots of colors.
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That said our family has 3 Panasonic Lumix (non waterproof) cameras and absolutely love them.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:59 PM   #14
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We got the Panasonic Lumix after our 3rd Olympus stylus tough failed on us.
No way!!! (although I think we have discussed this before)

I had 3 Olympus Stylus Tough cameras fail (all at the same resort in Mexico in different years) and my current waterproof camera is the Panasonic Lumix. Which I love and use as my primary camera.

For a backup, I just purchased a Fuji XP 60 Underwater/Tough Camera from Sam's Club. They are currently offering a $40 discount, so the camera was $139. 16 MP, takes really great pictures underwater and above.

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:15 PM   #15
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DH uses the Fuji XP when fishing and I take it along to the pool and beach. We've been very happy with it on all counts.
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