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Thanks for the ideas, folks. Sounds like I need to take a look at the Olympus Stylus Tough and the Canon Powershot D-10. :)



I have the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 and really like it. It takes pretty good pics underwater.

Get a second battery though. Mine died this year on our trip to Lamanai. :(:(

Found mine on sale on Amazon with the card, a little tripod, a case and a cleaning kit for about $190 US.
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Yeah, I know, I just wanted to make a point B|

And yeah, unless I was paid to shoot underwater - a canon G10/11/12 and a case are good enough.



hell, I'm cheaper than that - I did a week long liveaboard in Belize and used my Canon SD1000 (that's half the camera of a G series) and got some great shots

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Hello!

I have a housing for a Coolpix Nikon L20 that I would sell for $100 and you can get a camera for about $100-$120.

It's an Ikelite housing that you can use for scuba diving as well.

Let me know if you're interested :-)

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Well, if anyone's still following along at home, I went a bit outside of my original budget and chose the Canon PowerShot D10. I owned a Canon in the past and it was probably my favorite one that I've owned, so that swayed me towards this one.

Just arrived today and in two minutes of playing around with it I found the basic settings and setup to be very intuitive. I've set it up to minimize the use of the battery, but I also have two backup batteries on the way, so I should be able to make it through my 9 days off the grid. And my 2 8GB cards should hold thousands of photos. :D

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I just booked a Grand Canyon rafting trip for this summer. B| Planning to bring my GoPro, of course, for video and action shots on the river, but I'd also like to get a waterproof compact digital camera so that I can take non-wide-angle shots, and be able to do better framed shots while I'm hiking, in camp, etc. Would prefer to stay under $200 so that I won't be too pissed off if I lose the thing.

Anyone have any cameras they'd highly recommend? Tried CNet reviews but searching for waterproof only came up with one camera that wasn't reviewed. I don't necessarily need something that I can take scuba diving with me, but it should be able to handle splashes and maybe even being dropped in the water without getting fried.



If you want a good mid-range camera that is much more versatile than a dedicated waterproof camera, and produces very high quality pictures, I've been really happy with Canon's PowerShot G-Series line of cameras (G-9 and G-12 are the versions I own). The great thing about these is that they're small enough to carry in your pocket, yet take very good pictures.. Even better, Canon makes a waterproof case that is much cheaper, yet more effective than a lot of the other options out there.
Canon G-12:
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_g12


Waterproof Case: http://www.leisurepro.com/Catalog.aspx?op=BrandItemDisplay&BrandName=Canon&ProductID=CANDC34&Sort=Stock&DescSort=0
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I take my Camera's to various places always on a hillwalking or at events and yes the country i live in is wet :D. So i usually use a plastic bag/Bags from the local supermarket to keep my body and lens dry cheap and cheerful but it works and you can bin it does not take up much room or weight and can be disposed of when you return home, just remember to use a dry sack in your Rucksack just in case you get horizontal like we do :)
from the wet side not the brollies :D

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