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Old Mar 6, 2010, 8:17 PM   #1
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Default Canon D10 or Panasonic TS1

I'm trying to decide between these two cameras. I will most likely be staying in 10 feet or less, snorkeling, pool pictures of the kids... Plus any place that the camera may get splashed.

I was leaning towards the Canon reading the underwater quality seems better, but I'm concerned about reports of the Canon battery door leaking. Also concerned about reports of the Panasonic lens fogging and the LCD screen not working in both.

I"d appreciate any advice from owners of either camera?
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Old Mar 6, 2010, 8:30 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're delighted that you dropped by.

I do not currently own any underwater cameras. However, of the two cameras selected, the Canon D-10 is the better choice. You should also take a look at the Pentax WS-80 as well. It will allow videos under water.

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Old Mar 6, 2010, 9:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Sarah,
I was leaning towards the Canon, just a little nervous with too many reviews talking about leaky battery doors. The Pentax didn't get as good a review for picture quality.
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The key is to keep the door seal clean. And a light coat of silicone grease helps maintain a good seal. That is how I keep my underwater housing for my scuba camera in top condition, even though it is an inexpensive camera.
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