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Fiskavaig
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Waterproof compact camera

Post by Fiskavaig » Wed May 16, 2018 9:42 pm

Looking for a waterproof compact camera, what do others use/recommend. Has anyone got one for sale?

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Re: Waterproof compact camera

Post by Mini2 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:31 am

Hi I use a Nikon coolpix s32 I've had it a few years now served me well . Its waterproof 10 m 33ft & shockproof 1.5m 5ft
Don know if that's the sort of thing your looking for does the job for me

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Re: Waterproof compact camera

Post by andynormancx » Thu May 17, 2018 1:06 pm

My Olympus TG-4 has been great, if I was buying one now I'd get the TG-5.

There are a few of my shots from it here:

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0vGI9HKKGSNILa

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Re: Waterproof compact camera

Post by Psamathe » Thu May 17, 2018 1:47 pm

I don't (yet) have one but one thing on my list of important features is a built-in GPS - so all your pics are automatically tagged with the location.

I'd also love USB charging (so I would not have to carry around yet another dedicated charger) - but that does not seem very widespread (when I last checked).

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Re: Waterproof compact camera

Post by andynormancx » Thu May 17, 2018 1:50 pm

It is great having your photos tagged with the GPS. There is a downside however, if you leave GPS enabled on the TG-4, it means that the battery drains itself in a couple of days even if you aren't using it.

You can turn it off, but then I tend to forget to turn it back on again...

So I just make sure I charge my TG-4 the night before I need it.

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Re: Waterproof compact camera

Post by andynormancx » Thu May 17, 2018 1:51 pm

Most compact cameras I've come across charge via USB. Sadly many of them have a non standard connector on the camera side, making the feature less useful than it should be :(

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Re: Waterproof compact camera

Post by Sean_soup » Thu May 17, 2018 6:37 pm

I have a Fujifilm XP80.

On the up side it was relatively cheap, charges via USB (using the same charger/connector as my phone, so that's handy). It switches on extremely quickly, so you can turn it on, grab a quick photo and turn it off again in only a few seconds. The door over the battery/memorycard/USB connector compartment seems reassuringly well engineered, and it reminds you to check you've closed it properly when you power the camera up after it's been open.

On the down side, photos are good but not brilliant. It seems to have an annoying habit of holding on to a blob of water on the lens that's very difficult to get rid of when you don't have something dry to hand to wipe it with. (This is the only camera I've ever carried in a BA pocket, so not sure how universal this problem is. Tips & remedies gratefully accepted.)

I bought it second hand and have had it a while, I notice that the newer ones essentially the same shape have gone up several model numbers. Perhaps the newer ones take better pics.

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Re: Waterproof compact camera

Post by andynormancx » Thu May 17, 2018 6:47 pm

Water on the lens is frequently an issue. I did try some RainX on it, which people said helped. I'm not convinced it made much, if any, difference.

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Re: Waterproof compact camera

Post by Sean_soup » Thu May 17, 2018 7:30 pm

Thanks. Yes, I have tried RainX. Doesn't seem to be a *complete* waste of time, but it's not the answer. (At least not on its own.)

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Re: Waterproof compact camera

Post by Fiskavaig » Fri May 18, 2018 7:16 pm

andynormancx wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 1:06 pm
My Olympus TG-4 has been great, if I was buying one now I'd get the TG-5.

There are a few of my shots from it here:

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0vGI9HKKGSNILa
Cheers, Was you just a little bit worried when you took the sixth picture! lol

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Re: Waterproof compact camera

Post by PlymouthDamo » Fri May 18, 2018 11:17 pm

andynormancx wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Water on the lens is frequently an issue. I did try some RainX on it, which people said helped. I'm not convinced it made much, if any, difference.
I bought a little chamois leather sponge thing from Lidl, then unpicked the stitching at one end, took the sponge out, leaving me with a chamois leather pocket. I use this as the 'case' for my camera, and it clears the lens with one wipe.

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