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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:57 pm 
HI ALL!
I am going to be doing some traveling soon around Asia and would greatly appreciate any advice on what camera to take. I currently own a Canon 40D but do not want to bring that with me to drunken beach parties.

I am looking for a camera that is manageable in size, takes relatively good shots in low light, is very durable and is sure to survive a few bumps and bruises, and is waterproof to about 25feet or 7.62 meters. I suppose what is most important is the capability to take shots in low light without having to resort to flash to avoid major blurring of the bumbling people *myself included* ;p


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:09 pm 
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A waterproof camera is a great idea for travelling, especially if you're spending lots of time on the beach or by water. You have two choices really: an underwater camera, or a normal camera with an underwater housing. The latter will allow you to get hold of a better quality camera from the start, but will be pricier - and normally bigger too.

If you're after an underwater camera, the Canon D10 is our current pick:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_PowerShot_D10/

But remember it's a compact, so you ewon't get great quality in low light. For that you'll need a DSLR.

Our quality recommendation would be the Olympus E-620 (or an older E-520) with their optional underwarer housings. Bigger, priceir, but better quality.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olympus_E-620/


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:59 am 
Hi Gordon,
Thank you for pointing me in the right direction with this. I read the review on the Canon D10 and was eager to look to see what the Olympus had to offer. Needless to say, i took one look at the Olympus and said no way! The last thing i want is to break a pricier, bigger, camera with more parts *the waterproof casing*. Can you just imagine spilling beer on that? The bottom line for me is that the Canon is specifically built to handle what I plan on doing. The images were good enough but I agree with the review on the zoom and no HD video recording. Thank you again for this and I cant wait to get my hands on one. I guess all that is left now is to see who has the best deal XD


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:36 pm 
http://www.pentax.jp/english/imaging/di ... ature.html

only waterproof to 5m but is shock and cold resistant too

but figured the 7.62m is very specific so guessing its for scuba diving and thats how deep you can go so might not be worth considering

http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/29_di ... _20624.htm

even tougher - 2m shock reistant and can go to 10m


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