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Aug 16, 2011 11:37 |  #1

Hi, I would like to buy a compact camera that is suitable to use under wather.

Would like to hear some experiences, and also hear if there is any wather proof camera (no mather brand) that can shoot RAW, and still cost less than 4-500 dollar.


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Aug 16, 2011 11:40 |  #2

Are you talking about messing around in the pool or a canoe, or snorkeling/scuba? The latter usually favors a real underwater setup with housing and a light.

I am not aware of any waterproof compacts that shoot RAW. You'd probably need to look into something like an LX5 or G12 with some housing.


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Aug 16, 2011 11:59 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #3

yes, just a camera to play around with, in the pool at beach. I am not searching for a big expensive equipment suited for diving deep. But off course I would like to have as good quality for the money as possible...


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Aug 16, 2011 20:09 |  #4

The D10 discussion thread is full of images showing what the D10 is capable of.

There is a fully working CHDK port for it as well.




  
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Aug 16, 2011 23:34 |  #5

your question has good timing as dpreview just published a head-to-head of several waterproof compacts: http://www.dpreview.co​m …terproofcompact​grouptest/ (external link)


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Aug 17, 2011 23:15 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #6

The S95 with the Canon WP-DC38 housing would be great. You'd probably get similar results to this:

http://www.vimeo.com/2​7830404 (external link)

Although he was using a different housing.

I hope this helps.


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Aug 18, 2011 11:35 as a reply to  @ Thonex's post |  #7

The G series Canon with the Canon underwater housing are awesome for a starting setup. You can improve your results by completely forgetting about the silly white flash guard that comes with the housing. The great thing about this setup is that you can "grow" with it and get results that come close to a much more expensive SLR setup by simply adding a decent strobe with arms. You really can't go wrong with something like a G12 and the Canon housing. The ability to do RAW is also a huge advantage allowing you to not worry too much about fixing white balance which can be very tricky under water. Photoshop CS 5 works its magic with its "auto" settings.


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Aug 18, 2011 14:49 |  #8

Check out this site

http://girl-independent.com …ry-wrecks-of-the-red-sea/ (external link)

All taken with a Canon IXUS 870 IS point-n-shoot in a housing.


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Aug 18, 2011 15:17 |  #9

I have an olympus. Not the best image quality, but its fun to throw a camera in the pool and beach. It is about 3 years old now and still waterproof.


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Aug 18, 2011 19:28 as a reply to  @ professorman's post |  #10

The Canon D10 is still doing well, and selling for about $290 on Amazon.

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Aug 19, 2011 06:52 as a reply to  @ denncald's post |  #11

All the underwater photos in this set were taken with an S95 and WP-DC38, all shot in RAW and post processed in CS5. All were taken with either internal flash or natural lighting.

http://64.151.109.99/v​acation/index.html (external link)

I know they are not perfect but I was only on my 5th to 10th dives and it was the first time for me to use the S95 underwater and yet I was able to get results like these. I am over the moon with them.

I shoot with a 60D but the S95 is brilliant and very close in terms of performance.




  
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