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    Default Under water cam to recommend?

    Hi there,

    My friend is looking for a underwater Cam for her trip to tioman soon....
    anyone can recommend any cam?

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    Default Re: Under water cam to recommend?

    olympus 770?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    olympus 770?

    look simple for my frd... thanks!

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    You should include the camera budget.
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    You should include the camera budget.
    yes i knoe, but she just want to know the price first.
    of cos compact cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXXcat View Post
    yes i knoe, but she just want to know the price first.
    of cos compact cam.
    oly 770 not bad. canon 850IS also not bad. maybe can consider fuji f31fd too. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabball View Post
    oly 770 not bad. canon 850IS also not bad. maybe can consider fuji f31fd too. haha
    the problem come is that you will have to get a additional UW casing for f31fd and 850IS... iirc they cost $200+
    oly 770 is good enough for normal use up to 10m UW
    Last edited by ExplorerZ; 11th April 2007 at 05:22 PM.

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    If you do not dive deeper than 5m , try this setup

    Fujifilm F31 and DiCAPac Waterproof Pouch
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Okie guys.. thanks for much for the info..

    I will let her know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    the problem come is that you will have to get a additional UW casing for f31fd and 850IS... iirc they cost $200+
    oly 770 is good enough for normal use up to 10m UW
    that's true, the housing costs almost 300 when i last checked but if u have the intention to go deeper the next time, it is ok to invest a bit more . Btw, the oly also need to get a u/w housing when going beyond 10m so really no difference unless u r sure u going to snorkel only for the lifespan of the camera. haha. but on the other hand, getting the oly should be safer lar. coz housing flood also camera should still survive (based on theory, anyone want to try at 30m?). haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    If you do not dive deeper than 5m , try this setup

    Fujifilm F31 and DiCAPac Waterproof Pouch
    haha. think is not really a dive isit? haha. maybe surface dive. haha

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    yes you must budget for the camera housing.

    Canons have been good so far, + point is the AA rechargables.

    A570IS looks good and relatively affordable too

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    actually, u can check on the underwater photography subforum to see what are some of the cameras setup used by the people underwater. there are quite a few compact users there as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXXcat View Post
    Hi there,

    My friend is looking for a underwater Cam for her trip to tioman soon....
    anyone can recommend any cam?
    Nikonos?

    BC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaglietti View Post
    Nikonos?

    BC
    haha. that is a good cam, rugged and reliable except i think they are looking for a digital camera, not a film camera. haha

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    Average pns with own brand housing can cost $600-$800. Get fuji F31fd the high iso is useful in case you do not want to spend additional cost on strobes and arms support.
    It has uw mode which make the photos color vibrant and saturated. Black and white mode for specials photos. Can put in the BCD pockets in case and battery comsumption can last 4days.

    My humble opinion.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=267353
    Last edited by airforce1; 12th April 2007 at 10:41 AM.

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    Think TS has already decided. haha

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    Do note the max depth the camera itself / housing can go...

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    Any Nikonos series.
    Last edited by photobum; 12th April 2007 at 01:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabball View Post
    haha. think is not really a dive isit? haha. maybe surface dive. haha
    I have not use it before but see this thread from depreview, the underwater shots taken by this waterproof casing looks good
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