Water Resistant Digital Cameras

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by M Wilson, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. M Wilson

    M Wilson Guest

    Hi,

    I need some opinions on purchasing a camera. I want a water-resistant
    (mild rain, occasional splash on the boat, etc. etc. no
    diving/snorkeling) camera, preferably 4 megapixels or better. I have
    been looking at the Olympus Stylus 400, and the Pentax Optio 33WR
    (3.2mp). Does anyone have any opinions on these cameras, or any
    suggestions on other cameras? Any input is appreciated. I like the
    Olympus, but I hear the indoor photo quality is not too hot (however
    you might be able to adjust it?)

    Thanks,

    MW
    M Wilson, Dec 6, 2003
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  2. M Wilson

    LauraK Guest

    >Does anyone have any opinions on these cameras, or any
    >suggestions on other cameras? Any input is appreciated. I like the
    >Olympus, but I hear the indoor photo quality is not too hot (however
    >you might be able to adjust it?)


    The Oly Stylus is based on the time-proven design of the film Sylus.
    I've owned several Oly digitals and have never had a problem with them on
    indoor shots. There's no reason the Stylus should be different, unless you've
    got the flash set wrong. A lot of people use flash when they shouldn't or don't
    switch to red-eye.
    Oly was a leading developer of anti-redeye flash and theirs usually work better
    than other brands.
    It's a handly little camera. I like the design because the clamshell closes up
    and covers not just the lens but also the auto focusing window and the
    viewfinder. Which means you can throw it in a backpack or pocket and not worry
    about getting those windows scratched up.
    It also has rounded corners so it doesn't poke you when you sit down with the
    camera in your pocket.



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    LauraK, Dec 6, 2003
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  3. I'm using an Olympus C-5050 in a PT-015 housing. It's very water-proof.
    I think it's rated for use at depths of about 130 feet underwater.
    In article <>,
    says...
    >
    >Hi,
    >
    >I need some opinions on purchasing a camera. I want a water-resistant
    >(mild rain, occasional splash on the boat, etc. etc. no
    >diving/snorkeling) camera, preferably 4 megapixels or better. I have
    >been looking at the Olympus Stylus 400, and the Pentax Optio 33WR
    >(3.2mp). Does anyone have any opinions on these cameras, or any
    >suggestions on other cameras? Any input is appreciated. I like the
    >Olympus, but I hear the indoor photo quality is not too hot (however
    >you might be able to adjust it?)
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >MW


    --
    Regards
    Tom Fineran
    Fantasy Fotos, Dec 6, 2003
    #3
  4. M Wilson

    MikeWhy Guest

    I have Canon's waterproof housing the Canon S30; the S50 and siblings
    supposedly fit, too. About $200, but I don't clearly recall. Clear optical
    glass in front of the lens. Big buttons on the outside to work the controls.
    The only control you can't work is the lens cover to turn off the camera. It
    powers itself off after a few minutes.

    "Fantasy Fotos" <> wrote in message
    news:aFsAb.14272$P%...
    > I'm using an Olympus C-5050 in a PT-015 housing. It's very water-proof.
    > I think it's rated for use at depths of about 130 feet underwater.
    > In article <>,


    > says...
    > >
    > >Hi,
    > >
    > >I need some opinions on purchasing a camera. I want a water-resistant
    > >(mild rain, occasional splash on the boat, etc. etc. no
    > >diving/snorkeling) camera, preferably 4 megapixels or better. I have
    > >been looking at the Olympus Stylus 400, and the Pentax Optio 33WR
    > >(3.2mp). Does anyone have any opinions on these cameras, or any
    > >suggestions on other cameras? Any input is appreciated. I like the
    > >Olympus, but I hear the indoor photo quality is not too hot (however
    > >you might be able to adjust it?)
    > >
    > >Thanks,
    > >
    > >MW

    >
    > --
    > Regards
    > Tom Fineran
    >
    MikeWhy, Dec 6, 2003
    #4
  5. M Wilson

    Buster Guest

    In addition to the waterproof housing already mentioned for Canon,
    they also make a weatherproof housing for many of their cameras which
    sells for a little over $100 (I think).
    Buster
    On 6 Dec 2003 11:24:13 -0800, (M Wilson) wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >I need some opinions on purchasing a camera. I want a water-resistant
    >(mild rain, occasional splash on the boat, etc. etc. no
    >diving/snorkeling) camera, preferably 4 megapixels or better. I have
    >been looking at the Olympus Stylus 400, and the Pentax Optio 33WR
    >(3.2mp). Does anyone have any opinions on these cameras, or any
    >suggestions on other cameras? Any input is appreciated. I like the
    >Olympus, but I hear the indoor photo quality is not too hot (however
    >you might be able to adjust it?)
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >MW
    Buster, Dec 7, 2003
    #5
  6. M Wilson

    M Wilson Guest

    Basd on the fact that I can only find the two cameras (Pentax &
    Olympus), I will have to look for the weatherproof cases. I have seen
    the waterproof ones, but they seem to be designed more for diving, and
    are therefore expensive. All I want is to keep the spray/rain off the
    camera, no underwater use.

    Buster <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > In addition to the waterproof housing already mentioned for Canon,
    > they also make a weatherproof housing for many of their cameras which
    > sells for a little over $100 (I think).
    > Buster
    > On 6 Dec 2003 11:24:13 -0800, (M Wilson) wrote:
    >
    > >Hi,
    > >
    > >I need some opinions on purchasing a camera. I want a water-resistant
    > >(mild rain, occasional splash on the boat, etc. etc. no
    > >diving/snorkeling) camera, preferably 4 megapixels or better. I have
    > >been looking at the Olympus Stylus 400, and the Pentax Optio 33WR
    > >(3.2mp). Does anyone have any opinions on these cameras, or any
    > >suggestions on other cameras? Any input is appreciated. I like the
    > >Olympus, but I hear the indoor photo quality is not too hot (however
    > >you might be able to adjust it?)
    > >
    > >Thanks,
    > >
    > >MW
    M Wilson, Dec 15, 2003
    #6
  7. M Wilson

    Bill Guest

    Sony has a rather funny looking digital that is supposed to be exactly what
    you are
    asking for. Check their web site.

    "M Wilson" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Basd on the fact that I can only find the two cameras (Pentax &
    > Olympus), I will have to look for the weatherproof cases. I have seen
    > the waterproof ones, but they seem to be designed more for diving, and
    > are therefore expensive. All I want is to keep the spray/rain off the
    > camera, no underwater use.
    >
    Bill, Dec 16, 2003
    #7
  8. M Wilson

    Chris Quinn Guest

    Have a look at something called the Aquapac - details are on
    www.maplin.co.uk - search for part no A74AB

    £14.99 in the UK (about $20) - I assume you could find something similar in
    the US


    "Bill" <> wrote in message
    news:I9uDb.16460$P%...
    > Sony has a rather funny looking digital that is supposed to be exactly

    what
    > you are
    > asking for. Check their web site.
    >
    > "M Wilson" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Basd on the fact that I can only find the two cameras (Pentax &
    > > Olympus), I will have to look for the weatherproof cases. I have seen
    > > the waterproof ones, but they seem to be designed more for diving, and
    > > are therefore expensive. All I want is to keep the spray/rain off the
    > > camera, no underwater use.
    > >

    >
    >
    Chris Quinn, Dec 16, 2003
    #8
  9. M Wilson

    Michael Guest

    Olympus makes a good waterproof cases for their series camera's.


    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_underwater.asp

    "M Wilson" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Basd on the fact that I can only find the two cameras (Pentax &
    > Olympus), I will have to look for the weatherproof cases. I have seen
    > the waterproof ones, but they seem to be designed more for diving, and
    > are therefore expensive. All I want is to keep the spray/rain off the
    > camera, no underwater use.
    >
    > Buster <> wrote in message

    news:<>...
    > > In addition to the waterproof housing already mentioned for Canon,
    > > they also make a weatherproof housing for many of their cameras which
    > > sells for a little over $100 (I think).
    > > Buster
    > > On 6 Dec 2003 11:24:13 -0800, (M Wilson) wrote:
    > >
    > > >Hi,
    > > >
    > > >I need some opinions on purchasing a camera. I want a water-resistant
    > > >(mild rain, occasional splash on the boat, etc. etc. no
    > > >diving/snorkeling) camera, preferably 4 megapixels or better. I have
    > > >been looking at the Olympus Stylus 400, and the Pentax Optio 33WR
    > > >(3.2mp). Does anyone have any opinions on these cameras, or any
    > > >suggestions on other cameras? Any input is appreciated. I like the
    > > >Olympus, but I hear the indoor photo quality is not too hot (however
    > > >you might be able to adjust it?)
    > > >
    > > >Thanks,
    > > >
    > > >MW





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    Michael, Dec 16, 2003
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