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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Norman, OK (via Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska & Ohio)

    Default Camera for stream-side pics?

    Hey folks - question about your preferred camera for taking near or in the water.

    I was on my float tube this morning and fortunately had the insight to put my digital camera into a ziplock bag before heading out onto the water because the sewn-in pouches in the tube always sag into the water.

    Which left me with pulling it out of the zip lock to take a pic - then back into the zip lock when done. Which is a total PITA when trying to fish.

    Which leads me to my question - what do you do to keep your camera from getting soaked? Or do you have a camera that can handle the occasional splash or even a dip in the drink.

    Thank God for my wife, the midge nymph and those hapless Iowa Hawkeyes!

  2. #2
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    After doing the same "waterproofing by ziplock" as you're doing for about 2 years, I got a Pentax Optio WS80 waterproof digital. Way less headache, way better pics than what I was using.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2010
    Greenville, South Carolina


    Check out the review in "product reviews" for the aqua pak or just go to waterproofcases.net
    I just recently got case from there, and your camera becomes completely submersible. The quality of your pics is not impaired even though you are shooting through the case.

    Fishin' squirt,
    Michael E.
    "Tell me and I forget,
    Teach me and I remember,
    Involve me and I learn."

    ~~Benjamin Franklin~~

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Kuujjuaq, Quebec


    I use an Olympus waterproof most of the time.
    A picture is worth a thousand words
    (a little blurb I did about photos on the water)
    Christopher Chin

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Auckland New Zealand


    Hi jimmadsen I use a Panasonic Lumix FT1 it is waterproof and takes a pretty good picture even on the auto setting and has a huge amount of specialised settings as well.
    Here is one with the camera setting on sunset

    and one with the camera set to auto

    I am not very good at taking pics and I do not understand most of the technical stuff but I love this camera. There are of course other brands of waterproof camera, but the Lumix has HD video as well and most of the others do not.
    All the best.

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    Pentax Optio W30 user here.
    Mark 1:17

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