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    Waterproof Cameras

    I'm looking a cheapish little camera that you can get wet ( swimming pool , songkran, snorkling etc ) I've been doing a little searching and so far have come up with the Olympus TG2 or the Lumix DMC-FT5

    Anyone own one , got any reccomendations ?

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    Bought a little Olympus X-560-WP waterproof about 4 years ago.
    It has ended up being my main carry camera. Photo's are fine, takes some interesting shots underwater but I only use it in neck deep water.
    Ideal for carrying in a pocket in Thailand while riding in a downpour with no coat.

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    I have an olympus u850sw. Pretty good. Nice clear pics in the pool. For snorkling bit oke but hard to get good pics with it then. Not sure about the price anymore but thought I paid around 20000 bath couple years ago.P7180046.jpgP7180054.jpgRaya island (7).jpgRaya island (10).jpgP7290191.jpg
    Just to get you some thoughts on how pics look taken underwater.
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    I've got one of these, got it off eBay second hand for about 60.

    Think it's this one, not 100% tho.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sanyo-Outdoo...m/B003S3RPQI/2

    Ideal and does the job, used it when I went out on the boat in LOS and used it lately out on my friends boat recording people being towed along and fucking about. Picture quality is pretty good put it on my dads 42" TV, didn't think it would be as good as it was.


    Edit Ignore that lol. Saw you wanted a camera that takes photo not making movies, this does do photos to, but obviously better with a proper camera not a camcorder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    I'm looking a cheapish little camera that you can get wet ( swimming pool , songkran, snorkling,INSIDE VAGINA etc ) I've been doing a little searching and so far have come up with the Olympus TG2 or the Lumix DMC-FT5

    Anyone own one , got any reccomendations ?

    Thanks
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    I've got the pentax wg-10. i'm very happy with the quality of the pics and videos it makes.
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    Cheers for the suggestions
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    I was recently in a camera store and was told the Olympus TG2 is the best camera in the range (the range being waterproof, shock proof etc).
    They had pretty much anything you wanted but he recommended it over everything else by a margin...larger sensor etc I think I remember him muttering...

    Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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    20k beuk?! Damn you could have bought a GoPro for half of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    20k beuk?! Damn you could have bought a GoPro for half of that.
    Actually didnt find it that expensive compared to the prices overhere back then. Bought it in 2009 and the euro was strong compared to the bath. Must have been between 400-450 euro that time.
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    I've got an old Canon (d2 ?) which works well. Dpreview.com is going to publish a review of the top five waterproof cameras next month. If you can wait it would be worth a look.

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    I went for this one in the end

    Olympus TG-830 Review

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    Looks good
    Post a few photo's when you get them and let us know how you like it

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