Anyone use the Canon Waterproof Housings? Or the Olympus WaterproofCameras?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by SMS, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. SMS

    SMS Guest

    Right now we have only one very old film camera that's waterproof (one
    of those old yellow Minolta's). Since we do a lot of kayaking, I'm
    thinking of either getting a waterproof Olympus, or getting a housing
    for the SD800 IS. It makes me very nervous to take a digital camera in
    the kayak, even in a waterproof bag.

    The Olympus Stylus 1050SW costs the same as the waterproof housing for
    the Canon, about $250 and might be less hassle than dealing with a
    housing. I could also get the Canon WP-DC12 for the A570 IS which is
    only $170, but unfortunately it's not available on Amazon for that
    price, and it's better for me to buy only at Amazon.
    SMS, Aug 5, 2009
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  2. SMS

    SMS Guest

    I think I'll get the housing for the A570 IS. It's cheaper than the one
    for the SD800 IS, and if it ever gets damaged at least there are similar
    cameras available. The SD800 IS was the last small P&S with a wide angle
    lens and an optical viewfinder--if that ever gets damaged I can't
    replace it.

    What do you use on the O rings? I have O ring lubricant I use for the
    pool filter and pump filter gaskets.
    SMS, Aug 5, 2009
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  3. SMS

    SMS Guest

    I've also thought about those clear waterproof bags with the
    polycarbonate lens, since I won't be using the camera for diving. I saw
    the DicaPac bags on Amazon for $35.


    The reviews are less than stellar though, so maybe I'll ante up for the
    genuine Canon article.
    SMS, Aug 5, 2009
  4. SMS

    Eric Stevens Guest

    We have two Olympus waterproof cameras in the family. Both were bought
    for kayaking. Both have survived dunking. Pictures are OK but not

    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, Aug 5, 2009
  5. SMS


    nanook, if you're not one of SMS's many sock-puppets, then you're replying
    to a troll that lives in their basement. They've never used nor ever owned
    a camera in their lifetime. Nor do they go kayaking.
    TROLL ALERT, Aug 5, 2009
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