Underwater camera?

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Underwater camera?

Thanks to another thread on here I am currently looking for a 4/3 system camera for my birthday and upcoming trip. However, we also want to be able to take underwater photos, so will need something else too.

We will be visiting Discovery Cove, Aquatica, possibly the WDW water parks (not guaranteed as might only get standard AP), Clearwater, swimming with manatees at Crystal River and also on DCL with 2 days at Castaway Cay so snorkelling there too.

Because we will have so many opportunities to use it I don't think a disposable underwater camera will do the trick. So has anyone got any recommendations for an economical underwater camera? We have a waterproof Kodak Playsport video camera but we have never used it underwater or for stills, but if anyone has experience of using it and thinks it will do then we will save some money and stick with this.

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never used the kodak but olympus do a tough camera that is usable for underwater.It is one step up from a point and squirt type camera.

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I have a Nikon Coolpix AW100 that I have used under water in pools and such. Works great and takes really good pics. Never had any water problems.

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Yea...I just buy the disposable water cameras! laugh

Which I forgot to purchase before our Disney cruise last year and paid $25 for one on board!!!! eek

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I think we will use it a lot so will need more than one if we buy a disposable, no idea how much the disposable cameras are, but might be able to get something on Ebay for not much more.

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I have the Olympus TG-320 Smile its a bit slow to take the pic, but if you set the pixel down one its much quicker, I saw that tip online and used it a lot. the picture quality was still great. Very happy with mine Smile

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I know you said inexpensive, but if you wanted to spend around $200 minimum, I would suggest a Go-Pro. They are absolutely wonderful and not only are excellent for underwater(with the waterproof case), but then you can use it for so much more. Yes, it's a video recorder, but the software allows you to pull stills from it. We actually find this works much better as by the time you click sometimes, you've missed a fish!