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Aug 18th, 2013, 09:06 PM
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Underwater camera (Which one to buy?)

I reciently visited Cabelas and am interested in purchasing an underwater camera. I know the aqua view name is good. However I noticed that cabalas makes their own brand and I also noticed a model(Fish TV) priced for only $100.00. I'm not looking for anything fancy! Will never use the unit at night and do not ice fish. I just want to use it time to time when fishing a hole or drift fishing to see the bottom and to verify the species on the sonar. Any ideas? I know I always can get a good opinoin on this site for the right choice.
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Aug 19th, 2013, 07:16 AM
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I don't know about any other than the disposable ones. I've used the disposable snorkeling and was surprised at how nice some of the pictures turned out.
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Aug 19th, 2013, 07:30 AM
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You get what you pay for. If you truly want a great underwater camera that takes shots that will come out looking almost professional....look at the Cannon D10. Retail is around $250. It's extremely easy to use, has great zoom, and my underwater photos look like what I saw. All of the disposable cameras are junk, and your pics will look greenish grey with crappy color. Spend a few extra bucks and good a good camera. You won't be sorry. I used the cheap stuff for years, but finally bought the Cannon, and couldn't be happier.
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Aug 19th, 2013, 07:44 PM
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I bought the Pentax Optio underwater digital camera in 2006. I still use it today. Paid $200 on-line. Love it. It's completely outdated now and many models has since replaced it, but its great for the snorkeling and pool photos I use it for. I agree you get what you pay for.

We used to use the Kodak and Fuji disposable underwater cameras. They are horrible. We only got like 3 or 4 decent photos each time we used them.
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Aug 22nd, 2013, 09:13 PM
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If you have an iPhone you can get a waterproof case for it. I've seen some good photos that were taken underwater with the iPhone.
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Sep 8th, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Thanks all!
I have bought D20.
If you want buy waterproof camera, I recommend you read the professional review for best waterproof camera at http://topbestwaterproofcamera.com and http://www.dpreview.com.
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Sep 8th, 2013, 06:42 PM
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@Maggi, i want a camera
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Sep 8th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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@Bassguy66 Thanks very much!
I got D20!
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Sep 10th, 2013, 10:15 AM
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Anytime!! I get some incredible shots with my D10, so I am sure you will love the newer version. Enjoy!!

Tips for good shots of the sealife....don't move around to much. Get in a good area in the reef, and let stuff come to you. I just drift along, and point and shoot.

Have a great trip...
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