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New Camera

  • keentravell-
    er12

    Joined Travelfish
    9th August, 2013
    Posts: 3

    Hi,

    Im going travelling in February next year to south east asia and im in desperate need for a new camera.

    The main things i will be using the camera for are:

    Underwater photos/videos
    General photos and videos

    Can anyone reccomend me a good camera to purchase my budget is around £200-300 pounds.
    p.s. i heard the olympus tough tg-2 is good....

    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 16/8/2013 - 12:00

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  • goonistik

    Joined Travelfish
    7th January, 2010
    Posts: 532

    How deep underwater do you need the camera to go? There are some cameras that are waterproof down to about 2-3 meters but some cameras like the Oly TG-2 can go deeper. Assuming you need a camera that can go deeper than 2-3 meters, the Olympus TG-2 and the Panasonic Lumix TS5 are your best bets.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/05/25/reviewed-waterproof-camera-roundup/2355637/

    In addition, you'd need to check the buoyancy of the camera because you might need to buy a foam strap to keep the camera from sinking in case you let go of it.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/JJC-Orange-Floating-Fujifilm-FinePix/dp/B003PISXEO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    #2 Posted: 16/8/2013 - 21:30

  • Alicebackpa-
    cker

    Joined Travelfish
    18th August, 2013
    Posts: 1

    The Lumix FT4 by Panasonic goes 12m underwater, I haven't tried it yet but its a really good camera otherwise for taking nice travel photos and also includes panorama.

    #3 Posted: 18/8/2013 - 05:25

  • freiburger

    Joined Travelfish
    27th December, 2012
    Posts: 110

    Depends on what extras you wann ahsve on your cam.

    I own the Fuji XP200 for snorkling and scuba diving ( up to 15 m waterproof). Great cam, looks really cool in yellow and the pics are OK. It is an outdoor cam and good to handle underwater.

    Else you can have a look at the little better, little older but with GPS and compass equipped Nikon AW110. The pictures are better but maybe a little harder to use, especially underwater. But it makes better pics than the XP200 and it has GPS.

    The reason I bought the Fuji is, that I have a pocket camera for normal use and only use the XP200 for scuba and snorkling. The main features of the camera can be operated even when wearing diving gloves.

    #4 Posted: 20/8/2013 - 05:04

  • raygun

    Joined Travelfish
    25th January, 2014
    Posts: 4

    I've used some waterproof/shockproof compact cameras before, but these days I'd instead be looking at a GoPro or a GoPro knockoff on ebay.

    #5 Posted: 25/1/2014 - 04:24

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