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Old Jul 30, 2008, 6:32 PM   #11
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It just seems to me that the camera is a bit much for a guy who is not technically gifted, as you described him. I think, image quality wise, that iit s a great point and shoot camera. You could just have him put the camera into auto mode and snap away.

I would be tempted to get instead a cheaper camera with fewer functions like the Olympus that someone mentioned. I would even go for a Canon A590, which can be enclosed in a somewhat cheap waterproof bag for less than $50 (check Ebay) or in an Ikelite waterproof casing for $260 or so. The A590 takes good pictures, is easy to use, and has a 4X optical zoom versus the 6X optical zoom of the G9. It is also almost 300 bucks cheaper.
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Old Aug 2, 2008, 7:29 AM   #12
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I recommend this website: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/

They have a sticky that discusses this issue.

You'll need something rated for much mroe than 10m.

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