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Old Aug 30, 2011, 2:09 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good waterproof camera for a reasonable price (no more than about $250)? I won't be using it for underwater photos, just for photos in the rain or when canoeing or at the beach when there is a potential for the camera to get wet. I already have an SLR camera & a good point & shoot so don't want to spend a lot of money for another camera that I won't use a great deal but want something that will be decent quality etc. I ruined one camera I had before due to a water bottle leaking it getting it wet when I packed them together on a hike so want to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.


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Old Aug 30, 2011, 5:07 PM   #2
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G'day Janice

Believe that kodak market a "sports" camera that is waterproof
Also that Olympus & maybe Fuji have similar offerings
A qwik look at "DP Review.com" may help you out

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Old Aug 30, 2011, 6:19 PM   #3
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Lots of manufacturers got waterproof cameras, but for the price range, probably it will be Olympus (TG-310, TG-610 or TG-810) or Fujifilm (XP20 or XP30). Take note of the zoom range. Ranges from 3x to 5x? depending on model.

Panasonic's waterproof camera did well in the DPReview.com review of waterproof cameras, and Nikon just released theirs (Nikon AW100). But I think these are higher than your target.

I've got a dSLR as well, so I went with the old Fujifilm XP10 and am having lots of fun with it.

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I have a DSLR and went with a Fujifilm XP10 as well. It's the least expensive of the bunch and it is good outdoors in good light. I used it to take video of a giant bucket of water being dumped down at me at a water theme park. The mass of water knocked my glasses off but the XP10 handled it quite well.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 9:22 PM   #5
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This is one of the better underwater point and shoot cameras....New is slightly out of your price range but you could consider a used one...

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