Waterproof Camera and Kayaking?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Dave, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Does anyone have any experience with some of the water resistant point and
    shoot camera? What about the water proof cases that go around some of the
    digital cammeras?

    I'd like to be able to quickly take one handed shots while whitewater
    kayaking, and would appreciate any experiences people have had.


    Dave, Feb 26, 2004
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  2. Dave

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Yup. I maintain a list of water=-resistant and underwater cameras, here:

    The new Pentax Optio 33WR seems to be the obvious choice at the moment,
    for a digicam. For 35mm your choices are wider, including the Nikonos
    system at the higher end, the Pentax 105WR in the middle, and a waterproof
    disposable at the low end.
    Bill Tuthill, Feb 27, 2004
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  3. I use a "Sea n Sea" MX-5 II underwater handheld. about $168. Takes a good
    picture above or below water. Fully automatic point n shoot 35 mm. Would
    recommend it to you.

    However, if you are doing this only once, a disposable 35mm makes sense. I
    got poor results a couple of years ago using a Kodak waterproof disposable
    because it didn't have a flash, so objects at even snorkling depths had poor
    colors. However, for above water use they should work well.
    Pieter Litchfield, Feb 27, 2004
  4. Dave

    Alan Browne Guest

    I agree if you get a disposable, get flash. Unless there is plenty of
    sunlight and little plankton.
    Alan Browne, Feb 27, 2004
  5. Dave

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Pieter, could you say anything about the company "Sea n Sea"?
    Do they build their own cameras, or repackage somebody else's?
    How do the above-water results compare to those from a non-UW camera?
    Do they have any autofocus or zoom lenses in their product lineup?
    I found their website http://www.seaandsea.com/ but it doesn't answer
    those questions.
    Bill Tuthill, Feb 29, 2004
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