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Old 07-28-2008, 01:58 PM
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Default Waterproof Dig. Cameras?

Anyone here have any recommendations? I'm looking to get a new one pretty soon and I was just curious about the pro's and con's. I'm looking for something small, and the megapixels don't have to be too high since it will be for fishing.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:33 PM
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Olympus Stylus 770SW 7.1mp Amazon has it on sale for $200, 224 with a 2GB XD M card, highest quality will fit 400+ pics, I have taken over 100 pics with flash on 1 charge, don't know how many it will do, its the one I had on the jetty for the tournament and its probably the one Shipwreck had during the fluke tourney since I bought it on his recommendation waterproof to I think 35' shockproof to 5'.

cons no view finder, just the screen can be hard to see in the sun, doesn't take regular battieries, comes with a rechargeble like I said above I have never drained. Waterproof/sandproof - yes floats - no, get a camera float
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Default Re: Waterproof Dig. Cameras?

yes the only con is the screen, which is hard to see underwater as well. But overall a great camera for the outdoors.

Indoors performance in only so so, since with flash on it leaves some wierd artifacts on the picture if the distance is too great. Hard to explain, but I've found it difficult to get consistently good indoor pics.

Outdoor performance including shock and water proof-ed-ness (sic) is hard to beat.

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Thanks guys, I have to check it out.
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I've got the Pentax Optio and have been very happy with it. Has a ton of different modes, and does underwater movies as well!

Down sides: no viewfinder and no protection for the lens, but I haven't managed to damage it in the two years I've had it.
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