Camera for the beach/water/pool

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by psimon, Apr 4, 2012.

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What do you use for pictures at the beach/pool/water park?

  1. Take your good camera and take your chances!

  2. Buy a cheap second camera that is water resistant just for those ocassions! Please recommend.

  3. Let the Disney folks take the pictures and not worry the camera issue at all

  4. Not even think of pictures to take home and do none of the above!

  5. Another option from what is above... please explain!

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  1. psimon

    psimon Will travel for turkey legs!

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    I am sure many of you have a nice camera that takes great pictures.... but you are afraid of it getting damaged at the beach, pool, water park, etc. I'm sort of debating whether to take the "good" camera to those places on the cruise.

    What do you? Not take a camera and let the cruise folks take your pictures? Take your "good" camera and take a chance? Buy a cheap water resistant camera for the wet places?

    If you do take a cheaper camera for the wet places, I am looking for suggestions.

    Many thanks...

    Paul
     
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  3. collectoraholic

    collectoraholic Is it time to sail yet?

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    We always take our DSLR camera as well as our waterproof digital camera. That way we can use the nice camera around the ship when we want really good pics and use the waterproof camera for all the point & shoot type of situations that arise, whether we need the waterproof feature or not.

    This is the waterproof camera that we have. It takes fantastic pictures outside (both in and out of water) or when inside with REALLY good lighting, but if the lighting is even slightly on the dim side, the pictures aren't quite so perfect with it.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Olympus...mera/2207078.p?id=1218314734563&skuId=2207078

    HTHs! :thumbsup2
     
  4. MTmomma

    MTmomma DIS Veteran

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    Both Ash (my co worker/co cruiser) and I use Nikon D80s as our primary cameras. I have a Kodak Playsport for videos, and it is also water resistant to three meters. It works well for both in and out of the water. Not sure if either of us is going to look into a waterproof still camera.
     
  5. Chelley00

    Chelley00 DIS Veteran

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    I take 2. I take the good camera for around the ship and on port stops. I take our waterproof Canon D10 (which I LOVE) to the pool and beach.
     
  6. PrincessLynz

    PrincessLynz Mouseketeer

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  7. ksloane

    ksloane DIS Veteran

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    My second camera isn't waterproof or water resistant, but it's cheap enough that I wouldn't be overly upset if it was ruined by a splash of water or sand or whatever....
     
  8. mom of a lil pirate

    mom of a lil pirate Mouseketeer

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    I take my DSLR with me everywhere, but I also have a Cannon D10 Waterproof for when we are in the pool or in and area where I don't want to take my DSLR out.
     
  9. ericalynn1979

    ericalynn1979 DIS Veteran

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    I carry a Nikon D200 SLR with me everywhere I go, and I have a Panasonic Lumix that is water/weather-proof for areas that are wet and I'm afraid might ruin the SLR.

    It takes really great pictures in auto mode, and I have to admit it's nice to have and not worry about constantly checking my settings on my SLR!
     
  10. kw22

    kw22 Earning My Ears

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    We take our good camera and put it in an aquapac. I can't post links on here yet, but if you google aquapac, you will find their website. We took our camera snorkeling and to the dolphin encounter on Blue Lagoon Island. We got amazing pictures. I did a lot of research to make sure the aquapac was reliable. I would recommend it to anyone!

    You can also find the aquapac group on flickr to see some of the amazing pictures taken while using one of the cases.
     
  11. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

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    For those times we had excursions that involved lots of water (snorkeling, sailing) we've purchased a waterproof camera from WalMart (Fuji).

    :cutie:
     
  12. Minniemiss

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    We use the good camera for the land shots and a cheap waterproof for the water shots.
     
  13. scootch

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    I have the Sony TX5, around $285. It is such a great camera, it has replaced my good camera for all vacations. It takes great pictures in the water, out the water, whereever. It is freezeproof, shockproof and waterproof. Best purchase I have ever made!!
     
  14. psimon

    psimon Will travel for turkey legs!

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    Please define cheap! Also what camera is it?

    Thanks...

    ---Paul in Southern NJ
     
  15. psimon

    psimon Will travel for turkey legs!

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    Is that digital or film? If digital, what is it?

    thanks...

    ---Paul in Southern NJ
     
  16. DisneyOrBustColorado

    DisneyOrBustColorado Pixie Dust Adventures

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    This is a wonderufl thread. I was just wondering the same thing.

    For our trip this fall I think I have decided that I will pack my SLR cameras as well as Sony video camera. As far as a little protable camera I am hopeing to purchase the new Canon D20 that is scheduled to come out at the end of June. If I can't handle the price point, I may just purchase the Canon D10. I'm glad to hear that everyone has had such a positive experience with it. The D20 is supposed to have a CMOS censor like in the SLR cameras & also HD video capabilities. I don't know if I am a huge fan of the HD video as it will only take up more memory, but we will see this summer.

    One can never pack too many camers. After all, when your trip is all over, all you have left are the wonderful memories. You have to capture those to treasure for a lifetime.
     
  17. AndyR

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    Canon 5D Mk-iii for the good stuff and a Sony TX10 for the wet stuff.
     
  18. PrincessShmoo

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    It's a Fuji Waterproof camera. It uses film, so must be developed later.

    I think we paid about $12 for it.

    :cutie:
     
  19. Cobrastrike

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    We take our Nikon D80 DSLR everywhere except to the pool when on the ship and on non-beach excursions.
    Anyplace wet or sandy we take the Sony TX10 as it's waterproof, shock proof and dust proof. Wouldn't exactly call this a cheap waterproof camera though. A lot of shots rival the DSLR, and even surpasses it (low light).
     
  20. psimon

    psimon Will travel for turkey legs!

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    What do you think of the photos? Crisp? In focus?
     
  21. PrincessShmoo

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    The underwater ones (while snorkeling) seemed a bit fuzzy, but it's hard to tell whether it was due to the cloudyness of the water, or not great picture taking. The ones we had taken onboard our snorkeling boat seemed clear.

    I'll dig a few up and post them for you. Tomorrow, since I'll have to scan them in to post.

    :cutie:
     

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