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Any Photographers/Camera Gurus?


#1

Well, to make a long story short: I'm getting SCUBA certified soon, and I want to get an underwater digital camera.

Anyone have any suggestions?

I'm thinking this: http://www.waterproofcameras.com/cgi/fwg.cgi?page=/cameras/sl150.html&category=yes&code=&cart_id=8847790.21170

Maybe with the flash attatchment.

Sidenote: I've been on 4 dives already, and its the shit. Completely different world down there, I high reccommend it if you get the opportunity.


#2

You can get just about any camera you want, so long as you get an underwater housing.

http://www.camerasunderwater.co.uk/

Housings are super expensive though.

Your lighting will get shitty if you get deep, so you want to make sure your camera can handle low light. A high end camera with its pricey housing might take better pics that a dedicated underwater camera, but you might have to get a second job to afford it. Make sure you get the camera that best fits your needs.

The cameras on your site seem to be cheap point and shoot digitals in a housing, but for a nice price.


#3

Seems to be a decent camera. You might also consider getting a regular digital camera and then adding a waterproof shell. I know these are available from Sony and possibly some others. This would allow you to get a more portable/higher end/more versatile camera (assuming you don't already have one) as well as be capable of using it under water.


#4

Yeah, I have a canon powershot right now. I got it a few years ago, works well for what I need. They sell a waterproof casing for it, except it only goes down to 9 feet.