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:
General photos and videos
Can anyone reccomend me a good camera to purchase my budget is around Â£200-300 pounds.
p.s. i heard the olympus tough tg-2 is good....
#1 keentraveller12 has been a member since 9/8/2013. Posts: 3
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.
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 Alicebackpacker has been a member since 18/8/2013. Posts: 1
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.
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 raygun has been a member since 25/1/2014. Posts: 4