Waterproof Digital Camera

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by moopzaxx, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. moopzaxx, Aug 18, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2013

    moopzaxx macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2013
    Hi, I wish to have a all weather camera which I could carry every where without any hassle. I search on the net and found colympus uj1030 good but its photo reviews are not good. It also has wide lens(28mm) and small enough to be put in pocket (does not have lens coming out). Any suggestions for a good waterproof camera which i can use in rain and dust without any hassle? Also, one more requirement is optical eye-piece (it saves lot of battery).
  2. twitch31 macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2013
    dpreview has just published a review roundup of waterproof pocket cameras, it's worth checking out.
  3. LongSticks macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    Kent, UK
    If your looking for a camera for onshore extreme weather proofing for then the Panasonics have a wonderful rep - http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/advice/538655/best-underwater-camera-group-test-2013.html

    But, I have used Pano and Fujifilm cameras for snorkelling before and blown both as they do have issues with seals unless you are meticulous in prepping the camera. Use a waterproof case - best sea water solution!
  4. Melizard macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2011
    I have the Olympus TG-2: http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/tg-2-ihs.html

    It's shockproof, freezeproof, dustproof, and waterproof to 50ft (even deeper if you get the underwater housing). It's great because it has a f2.0 lens and an aperture priority mode. I have the detachable fisheye lens for snorkeling/diving, and there is a tele converter lens available.

    Only drawback is the lack of RAW mode.
  5. twitch31 macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2013
    Here's the round up http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2013-waterproof-roundup

    BTW, I have the AW110 which was a co-winner of this comparison and it's IQ is pretty average. Let's just say the IQ of an RX100 is a lot closer to the Pentax K-5 DSLR than it is to the AW110. Bottom line, there are no WR compacts with "very good" IQ.

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