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New Camera

Posted by keentraveller12 on 16/8/2013 at 12:00


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....


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Posted by goonistik on 16/8/2013 at 21:30

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.

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.

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Posted by Alicebackpacker on 18/8/2013 at 05:25

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.

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Posted by freiburger on 20/8/2013 at 05:04

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.

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Posted by raygun on 25/1/2014 at 04:24

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.

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