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Waterproof Camera #14236819 10/28/19
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Asking for a friend.

To be used for a couple snorkel trips on vacation. Budget <$200.

Much resale on these?

Or,
Source for waterproof housings?


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Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: ironbender] #14238105 10/28/19
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Tap. Tap.

Is this on?


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Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: ironbender] #14238121 10/28/19
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He can find one of these for ~ his budget. Great photos and waterproof to 33 ft of depth.

https://www.pcmag.com/review/324485/olympus-tough-tg-850


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Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: ironbender] #14239611 10/29/19
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He’s currently looking at a Fujifilm xp120.

Thoughts?


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Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: ironbender] #14241778 10/30/19
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The Olympus has the much better focal length range (starts at 21mm, instead of 28) but the Fujifilm is cheaper.


"There's more to optics than meets the eye."--anon

"...most of us would be better off losing half a pound around the waist than half a pound on our rifle."--dhg

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Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: ironbender] #14242157 10/30/19
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He’s not that much of a pitcher-taker. Just to seize the underwater opportunity.


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Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: ironbender] #14242750 10/30/19
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I think we have an earlier version of this: https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/compact-digital-cameras/coolpix-w300.html

Good camera, even if it is a Nikon. Takes good pictures, with some distortion in the corners, but pretty good.

Maybe find a used one of those? My fuji experience wasn't great. But it was a cheapo camera too.

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Last edited by cwh2; 10/30/19. Reason: Added one underwater and one out of water pic
Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: ironbender] #14244348 10/31/19
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Thanks pal and CWH. I’ll pass these on.


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Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: ironbender] #14244708 10/31/19
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This review may help in the decision, although budget is limiting:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/buying-guide-best-waterproof-cameras
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?sts=ps&fct=fct_category%7cpoint_shoot_digital_cameras_8612&N=0&Ntt=waterproof%20cameras

Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: RedRabbit] #14246366 10/31/19
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Appreciate it.


If you take the time it takes, it takes less time.
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Bravo

Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: ironbender] #14259534 11/06/19
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The best bet would be the Fuji XP140. Normally $229.99, there is a $70 Instant rebate starting 11/18, that we can factor in now and we will throw in a 32 gig card so it would be $159.99 shipped


Here are the features

Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
28-140mm (35mm Equivalent)
Water, Shock, Freeze, and Dustproof
UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE
Geotagging Support and Electronic Level
ISO 100-12800, up to 10-fps Shooting
Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization


Please call me at 516-217-1000 with any questions

Joel


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720 Old Bethpage Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
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Re: Waterproof Camera [Re: ironbender] #14259624 11/06/19
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Thanks Joel. I'll pass that on too.


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