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Re: What camera should I ask for X-mas??

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I also have the olympus 720sw. waterproof, shockproof. Pricey but awesome. It is one of the top 3 pieces of equipment I own.

All pictures I have submitted on this site come from that camera. It is small and durable and has a big screen display for its size.

Been great and never have to worry about getting it wet.

Posted on: 2007/12/3 12:04


Re: What camera should I ask for X-mas??

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D with Brookies-

I also have the olympus 720sw. waterproof, shockproof. Pricey but awesome. It is one of the top 3 pieces of equipment I own.

All pictures I have submitted on this site come from that camera. It is small and durable and has a big screen display for its size.

Been great and never have to worry about getting it wet.

ps it has battery charger

Posted on: 2007/12/3 12:04


Re: What camera should I ask for X-mas??

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D with Brookies-

I also have the olympus 720sw. waterproof, shockproof. Pricey but awesome. It is one of the top 3 pieces of equipment I own.

All pictures I have submitted on this site come from that camera. It is small and durable and has a big screen display for its size.

Been great and never have to worry about getting it wet.

ps it has battery charger

Posted on: 2007/12/3 12:05


Re: What camera should I ask for X-mas??

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My Pentax W20 goes forever on alkaline batteries. If I had to replace it I'd go with another Pentax. It actually does a decent job on short focus subjects like streamside bugs.

Posted on: 2007/12/3 15:26


Re: What camera should I ask for X-mas??

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If battery pack or battery life is an issue, you should go with a camera that takes individual batteries and not a pack. Most camera companies are moving away from battey packs and going to a AA format (all but Olympus -- which seems to be the cheapest water proof camer).

If you get a camera that takes AA's. Buy the Lithium batteries in the metalic blue packaging. I have had my camera for 8 months and just changed the batteries last month. During those 1st 7 months, I took over 1200 pics. Not bad for one set of batteries.

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Re: What camera should I ask for X-mas??

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I'll weigh in for the Pentax Optio W20 also (mentioned above). I have had mine on several Carribean Snorkelling trips besides the usual plcaes on a trout stream. I like the wide display on the back and the modes are easy to adjust since I use it for land and underwater pictures. It's small and not annoying hanging around your neck.

I think the total depth rating is 6' and a maximum of 15min submerged although I've pushed the envelope on mine and been out on the reefs for well over 45 min without leakage.

The fact that it is an underwater camera does not take away from above water shots. Its every bit as good as my 7mp dry cameras and you don't have to worry about it getting splashed or rained on if you want scenery pictures on the stream.

I like the rechargeable battery although some posts here favor the use of AAs. I see their point but my experience with digitals is that they eat batteries like crazy. I have used the W20 for an entire week, maybe several hundred shots and have not had to recharge. I usually need to before I leave though so I can scroll through all the pictures on the plane ride home.

The only problem I have with it is that it takes away from my fishing time. I was out in Yellowstone a few months back and I found myself taking lots of time trying to shoot various underwater shots on the Firehole along with in-stream scenery. Well.....maybe that is not a bad thing afterall.

Posted on: 2007/12/28 16:29


Re: What camera should I ask for X-mas??

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They must be made better than the Pentax I bought which doesn't work at all anymore. My father in law has one too and he used 2 new batteries every 20 pics or so...I'd google whatever camera you might want and read what other people who have purchased and used on are saying...

Posted on: 2007/12/28 16:53


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For rechargable AA batteries try the Duracell 2650 mAp's They are the bomb! They last longer than any others I have tried (3-4 different kinds) They cost al little over $2.00/ea but its worth it.

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