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Waterproof Digital Camera...??

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Waterproof Digital Camera...??

Postby Arion » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:10 am

There are many "Weatherproof" cameras but a truly waterproof camera will be bulky and expensive. A weatherproof camera can get wet but can't go under water. Olympus offers many models.

I take back expensive and bulky. Here is a waterproof (down to 10 feet) camera from Olympus. http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_sectio...
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Postby marshal15 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:23 am

Pentax has always made great cameras...And Bushnell has always made great outdoor gear. They both make waterproof cameras. Prices will vary, of course, but you should be able to get into one for around $300 usd.
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Postby Saith » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:55 pm

Saying that Olympus is the only one to offer them is badly wrong.

There's really no such thing as a waterproof camera, just ones that are water resistant to a certain depth. How deep under the surface you want to take the camera will drastically impact the price. The other thing that impacts the price is the camera itself. 35mm film cams will generally be pretty cheap ($10 for one-time use ones) to high-end DSLRs with professional housings that cost more than a car.

A camera is protected by a housing. Some cameras come with one, others have one available as an add-on. If you want something for snorkeling depths, there are bags also available and the waterproof disposables.

If you scout around (EBay?) you might be able to find older gear where someone has upgraded. It should be possible to get a nice but older camera with housing for under $150. New, you're probably looking at $250+ for anything that is digital and is rated past 15 feet. Something like the 10MP Canon a640 will cost $500+ for camera + housing with taking a DSLR under costing a lot more.

Stores to check include:

www.leasurepro.com

www.scubatoys.com (search for camera)

Those manufacturers that make cams that come with a housing include:

Bonica

Olympus

Reefmaster

Sea & Sea

Sealife

Those who make an add-on housing for many of their consumer cams include:

Canon

Olympus

Those that make high-quality housings for other manuf. cameras include:

Aquatica

Fantasea

Ikelite
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Postby Morrison » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:24 pm

I have a Cypershot camera and just bought the water proof case for it. It's probably a lot cheaper this way.
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Postby Northclyf » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:20 am

olympus.com

they are about the only ones that have waterproof
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