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waterproof camera?

I'm trying to find a decent, yet inexpensive (as much under $200 as possible) waterproof camera to send with teenagers on a week long school biology trip to Florida - there will be swimming with multiple ocean animals/mammals, snorkeling, boating, etc. Any suggestions?

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Re: waterproof camera?

The only one I see that meets your price limit is the Fuji FinePix Z33WP, which consistently scored bottom of the class in every comparison category in DPreview's waterproof camera group test - http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q209waterproofgroup/

 

The Canon D10 seems well regarded but is approx. $320

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Re: waterproof camera?

Thank for the reference to this extremely comprehensive guide. I can definitely use this information to decide if spending more may be the best answer. This is a site I will bookmark for future use as well. I would love to find this detail for everything I buy!

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Re: waterproof camera?

Panasonic first choice, Olympus 2nd choice, Canon 3rd choice.  Canon makes great cams but their waterproof cam is crap.  Professional reviews will confirm that for you.

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Re: waterproof camera?

The new Kodak PlaySport looks really good and the videos that I have seen look amazing. It will shoot video in 1080P and the 720P at 60FPS looks better than the 1080P setting.

 

You can find the Kodak Play Sport for around $129 if you look around online.

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Re: waterproof camera?

 


@Ach3r0n wrote:

Panasonic first choice, Olympus 2nd choice, Canon 3rd choice.  Canon makes great cams but their waterproof cam is crap.  Professional reviews will confirm that for you.


 

DPReview is a well regarded professional review source, and the Canon D10 came out in the top of each category in the review I linked.

 

Got links to back up your claims?

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