Small Waterproof Camera

small waterproof camera
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Praktica Aquapix sample - taken in Brighton Marina
Praktica Aquapix sample - taken in Brighton Marina
Praktica Aquapix - review This is a sample photo taken with the Praktica Aquapix 5mp waterproof dive camera / beach camera. I bought this as a replacement for my ancient Canon waterproof Sureshot film camera that sprang a leak and sank last summer. As the name suggests, the Praktica is designed for use in places where you would not want to risk your main camera or your mobile phone. I’m posting this mini review as I could find very little impartial info online about this camera before I bought it. So what’s the verdict? Well, bearing in mind that it’s an alternative to a waterproof disposable, the quality (on dry land) is just fine – very, very far from a DSLR but perhaps comparable to a decent phone cam. It’s main feature, of course, is that you can take it into the water. For this purpose it comes with a housing that the makers claim to be waterproof down to 10 metres – far beyond the depth to which you can take most non-specialist waterproof cameras and I don’t anticipate taking it to more than 5 metres when snorkelling. If you want it tested to 10 metres, then ask a scuba diver! In summary, I can’t think of another camera as capable as this for as low a price. I found this online for ?35 plus postage, which I estimate to be about the cost of buying and processing three waterproof single-use cameras. Provided it keeps the water out, I don’t think you can go far wrong . You are unlikely to win any photo competitions with it, but it could add a whole extra dimension to your holiday snaps. I haven’t tested this in water yet, but shall post an update when I have. One last point: it’s good to see that the makers have included a slip case for when the camera is not in the housing and also two wrist straps: one for the housing and one for the camera itself. In fact, the camera is so small and light without the housing that I shall tempted to carry it around as an alternative to taking photos with my Blackberry – if you own a Blackberry you will understand.
First time taking a digital camera into the ocean...
First time taking a digital camera into the ocean...
Even though I bought it because it's waterproof so I could use it snorkeling, it still felt weird walking into the water with a camera in my pocket. I caught people grimacing as i walked into the water with the camera in my hand (they probably thought I'd had too much rum and was going to ruin my camera). I bought a Pentax Optio W80 specifically to be able to have a small camera i could keep in my pocket and take into the water to try to photograph some oceanic creatures. I was going between this Pentax, the Olympus tough 8000, and the Canon D10. I ultimately chose the Pentax because it did higher quality video (which I did use quite a bit of) and the 5x optical zoom ( 28-140 equivalent) which was a bit larger than the other two. It is only guaranteed to 15 feet depth, unlike the others that go to 33ft, which I would have preferred as I have swam down to almost 30 feet on other snorkeling trips, and enjoy trying to swim deep. Overall I am happy with the quality of the shots for it being a mixed use camera, and especially since it's quite small compared to some underwater cameras.

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