A good camera for river running

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Seanie
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A good camera for river running

Post by Seanie » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:06 pm

I'm looking for a digital camera for paddling, thats water proof, can fit in a buoyancy aid easily and isn't going to cost too much.

Any suggestions?

tiernan
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Re: A good camera for river running

Post by tiernan » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:22 pm

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_secti ... oduct=1225

a mate of mine has this one. rapid fire, fairly simple to use, and would deffo fit in a BA (size of a deck of cards)! plus all the basic requirements and 7.1megapix!

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Re: A good camera for river running

Post by tiernan » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:30 pm

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_secti ... oduct=1287

this is the more advanced version i think (can go deeper and whats not)

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Re: A good camera for river running

Post by rlynch » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:34 am

I've heard good things about Olympus and Pentax for waterproof cameras alright.
We would leave home in the morning and could play all day, as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us and no one minded!

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Re: A good camera for river running

Post by bowsie » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:09 pm

Get one on ebay for €190, looks good


http://cgi.ebay.ie/NEW-OLYMPUS-Stylus-M ... dZViewItem

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Re: A good camera for river running

Post by Seanie » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:17 am

Jesus Bowsie, you're after going ebay mad, we're going to have to take that credit card form you asap!! :D

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Re: A good camera for river running

Post by bowsie » Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:33 am

Check out the pentax optio w30.

Not as robust as the olympus but seems to have better picture quality and better video capabilty

Also available on ebay

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Re: A good camera for river running

Post by jimfinn » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:49 am

Just returned from a 5 day run on the Salmon Main in Idaho here in the US. Used the Olympus 770SW and got some great pics,,even some video and sound snippets.

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