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Advice/Help Please - waterproof camera

Evening all,

Taking the missus and myself away for a week to the Maldives (trying to ignore the credit card bill....) and am fully minded this might be the only time we have a holiday to somewhere like this. Therefore I'm keen to capture the experience in all it's glory.

Now, I figure all of it's glory definitely includes the underwater/fishy/reefy things we hope to see (snorkelling not diving). And given that a camera that can do that will also be ok on the beach/getting splashed I reckon a waterproof camera is the way forward.

Initally looked at a waterproof case for the current camera but they are flipping expensive and the current camera is on the way out anyhow. So, armed with a budget of 200 I'm after a camera that will not only do underwater and other great shots on hols but will then do everything thereafter (and, preferably, not look like a "baby's first camera").

Looked at this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pentax-Op.../dp/B002HHO73A/ref=dp_ob_title_ce but not sure about the reviews for "normal" photos.
Anyone have any thoughts or ideas?

Cheers all,

J
Matt

You might be able to get a compact with a specifically designed case for that price. London Camera Exchange often have them in the window.
DaveGibson

I dont know what 'flipping expensive' is to you but firebox.com do a waterproof case suitable for a digital compact camers for 14.99. Like the pentax camera in your link, this one is claimed to be good for 5m depth or so.

http://www.firebox.com/product/2050/Overboard-Waterproof-Cases
needmorepower

Cheers guys,

Would have replied last night but ended up watching Shutter Island on telly - great movie but you try explaining it to a half asleep wife who's been drinking the odd glass of wine!

Dave this is what I was referrring to when I said the case was fliiping expensive http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-WP-...cs&qid=1284204156&sr=8-13. For that money I'd rather buy a whole new camera!

Matt, I'll see if I can check out the Camera exchange, cheers.

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