Waterproof Digital Cameras?
It's waterproof to 3 metres. I dont mind taking it in fresh water but knowing how corisive and abrasive sandy salt is I cant bring myself to take out in the surf though.
And you can take nice pictures with it:
But if you plan to go diving, a proper waterproof housing is the best option.
At some point I am gonna get a strobe for it, but at the moment it takes pretty good picks, below is one of my favs from the Channel Islands in CA:
Even at $115, I think it was a great buy and I certainly took much clearer pictures (and plenty of movies!) with it. The only two problems I have had are 1) it is an all-weather case, and therefore only waterproof down to 10 feet. This is good for rain and snorkeling, but when I get my scuba license I would like to have one that can go much further down, but unfortunately they don't make actual scuba cases for the SD450. Newer models like the SD600 have scuba cases though. Problem number 2 is that my O-ring (the waterproof seal) has already worn out, and I've had the case for 9 months, and have used it 5 or 6 times in those 9 months. I took the proper precautions--greased it with silcon gel, made sure not to stretch it each time, cleaned it thoroughly afterwards--yet on the trip I took last week, it was so stretched that it would not properly seal anymore, and on testing it without the camera inside in the water, it let small amounts of water in that would have been enough to adversely effect my camera. So, I guess the moral is, always have a spare O-ring!
Here's a picture I've taken with this camera/case combo:
I have started being a volunteer diver at the Newport Aquarium in Oregon and hope to get some good shots soon.
I ask because I am going to the Galapagos in November. My camera is a Canon S2 IS and they only made a case for the S1. If renting isn't an option I will have to start looking for other options such as those linked in the first post.
Come along for the ride!
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