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Old Mar 12, 2007, 4:28 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

This is my first post. I am getting ready to buy a new camera for underwater and dry land.

I am looking at the two new cameras from Pentax and Olympus.

Pentax Optio W30 and the Olympus Stylus 770 SW.

One better than the other?

Any suggestions or opinions would be appreciated.

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Bump! I'd like someone's opinion on this also!
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Old Mar 14, 2007, 10:25 PM   #4
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When you say underwater, do you mean as in skin diving or scuba diving? These cams aren't designed for that. They are waterproof to a point. For example, the Optio is rated JIS 8, which is less than 5 feet for a maximum of 30 minutes. I haven't seen a single professional review for either cam, but after looking at some of the earlier models, I don't think they could be very good cameras. You might be better off buying a better camera and investing in a waterproof casing for it. It will cost you more, but the picture quality will be a lot better, and so will the water proofing.

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I guess we will have to wait for the reviews.

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Old Mar 27, 2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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Well, I finally got a chance to use both cameras.

I went with the Olympus 770SW.

The pictures, I thought were better and the fit and finish of the camera is much better.

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