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Jul 16, 2013 10:25 |  #1

I'm looking to pick up a camera capable of going underwater for some pictures of my daughter swimming. Seems like the Olympus series is pretty highly recommended. Any other P&S bodies I should consider?


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Jul 16, 2013 12:45 |  #2

I bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 a couple of years ago. Can't believe it's been that long. It is a decent camera, for a P&S. The small sensor needs a lot of light. I've heard good things about Olympus as well. Just pony up and buy a waterproof housing for your DSLR. You know you want to.




  
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Jul 16, 2013 12:48 |  #3

I've used the little Canon D20 water cam (maybe there is a new model now) and the shots looked great. I was surprised!!

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Jul 16, 2013 13:32 |  #4

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Jul 16, 2013 14:52 as a reply to  @ Merlin_AZ's post |  #5

I have a Canon Powershot D10 P&S. Canon has replaced the D10 with the newer D20, which you should consider.

My D10 only shoots JPGs (same with the D20) but the images it produces are wonderful. It is great for pools or the beach, and is the ideal camera for kayak trips, dive trips, etc. When the wife and I were in Florida last year, I used the D10 more than any other camera (since we were in the water or by the pool most of the time). Kids can handle the camera too, since if they drop it, they likely won't hurt it.

I would definitely look at the newer D20, since it adds additional features (e.g., GPS) and better technology compared to my D10.


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Jul 16, 2013 19:39 |  #6

Canon G1X with underwater housing?

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Jul 17, 2013 02:16 |  #7

I'd go with whatever TG model by Olympus you can afford


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Jul 19, 2013 00:42 |  #8

Canon D10 for me. It goes body boarding, caving and climbing and normally comes up with the goods. It even does pretty good close ups.




  
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Jul 19, 2013 08:13 |  #9

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Jul 19, 2013 08:23 |  #10

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Jul 19, 2013 08:24 |  #11

Consumer Reports August 2013 rates the Panasonic DMC-TS5 tops with submerged depth rating of 43 feet and 6.5 feet drop height. 2nd place is the Olympus TG-830 iHS, 33 feet depth and same 6.5 foot drop. But the Panasonic lisrs at $400 and the Olympus at $250. That's $25 per foot extra for the Panasonic.

The Olympus TG-630 iHS is $200, 16 feet depth and 5 foot drop. Probably in line with what you need.




  
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