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 Posted: Fri Jan 16th, 2009 01:07 pm
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Jacquesdw
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Hi I was just wondering what UW cameras any of you use? I have just been looking for a digital camera and wanted an UW housing for it. I am sold on the Canon Powershot's. But I can't seem to find a canon housing for any camera with greater than 4X zoom. As I want to use the camera above water as well I would have liked to have a 8X zoom.

Anyway it seems I am getting a Canon Powershot SX110. Later this year I will look at an Ikelight housing. They are more bulky but look very serious. I do have a Sea&Sea camera that I have not been using so will just take that out again. It is simple, strong and takes reasonable pictures in the Cape waters if the flash does not go off. (The flash has ruined most of my shots with backscatter even one day when I had 20m viz at Roman Rock, False Bay.

Here is one picture that came out well that day.....

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 Posted: Fri Jan 16th, 2009 01:11 pm
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Jacquesdw
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As the lack of flash means that the true colours are lost, you can just change the photo to sepia tone. Quite cool, I think

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 Posted: Mon Jan 19th, 2009 06:38 am
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I bought a awesome camera/ housing combo about 2 weeks ago, the camera is a Sony Powershot DSC-150, 8.1 mpeg, and it really takes nice shots. I bought it at Orms here in Cpt and payed around R4500 for the camera and housing, the housing is rated to 40m aswell!! I looked for a housing prior to that for my little Panasonic digital and i was quoted around R300 just for the housing.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 19th, 2009 06:42 am
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The camera has a underwater setting on it..... here is one of the pics that i took the other day while doing a little scuba. Just bear in mind it was the first time i had ever used the camera and the vis was not too great. I am going to hopefully get some nice shots in Angola soon!!

 

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 Posted: Mon Jan 19th, 2009 02:40 pm
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Just got myself a Sanyo CA8 Exacti video and stills camera. It is submersible up to 1.5m. I want to use it for some action video on the boat and to get some underwater video/shots of the fish as get to the boat. I have tested it in the pool and it works extremely well. Don't have to worry about plastic bags on my old video camera anymore. Will test in Moz and see how it works out.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 19th, 2009 03:02 pm
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Richard M wrote: Just got myself a Sanyo CA8 Exacti video and stills camera. It is submersible up to 1.5m. I want to use it for some action video on the boat and to get some underwater video/shots of the fish as get to the boat. I have tested it in the pool and it works extremely well. Don't have to worry about plastic bags on my old video camera anymore. Will test in Moz and see how it works out.
how much do they go for?

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 Posted: Mon Jan 19th, 2009 03:58 pm
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i use an older sony dsc with 5mp and  n ikelite strobe.  it is important to have full manual control over your camera such as low iso setting, manual setting of aperature size and shutter speed. a crowned nudibranc

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 Posted: Tue Jan 20th, 2009 07:57 am
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Between R5 000 and R5 500. It is pricey, I assume because of its waterproof feature. Battery is the same size as a cell phones.I like it for its compact size. It fits neatly in the palm of your hand. Have attached a pic

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 Posted: Tue Jan 20th, 2009 08:13 am
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hhmmm though they would be more.

I believe that the stills have quite a high mp as well, I think 3.5 or 4.

so all and all, sounds like the perfect thing for us fishermman

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8 mega pixels on the stills, and about 5 hours hi-res video. Not bad for such a compact water proof camera. I will post some photos of our trip to Malongane when I get back on the 7th of Feb. You can then judge for yourself what the quality is like.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 20th, 2009 10:32 am
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Check out the Olympus range as well.
Various models around but for R 5500.00 you get 8M pixels + 10m water proof, +- 3m drop / shock proof and you can get an extra case to go to 40m.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 23rd, 2009 07:36 am
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Got this one from SAcamera

 

Sony DSC-W300 Marine Pack Bundle

 

Sony MPK-WD Features

• Compatible with DSC-W150,W170 and W300
• Up to 40m deep
• Basic camera functions available while in use
• LCD hood and hand strap included
• Waterproof housing for selected W series cameras

Fully cloaking and water locking your Sony W-series camera, the MPK-WD lets you shoot marine life at depths of up to 40m - allowing the use of vital controls and functions your compact camera, while in its case.

Sony DSC-W300 Features

• 13.6 effective megapixels resolution for extremely high quality imaging and detail-packed enlargements
• 3x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens for superb optical quality
• Smile Shutter waits until the subject smiles before firing the shutter: with adjustable smile threshold setting
• Enhanced Face Detection with high-speed subject tracking for clearer portraits
• Intelligent Scene Recognition automatically selects correct shooting mode depending on subject
• Large 2.7-inch (230K dot) Clear Photo LCD
• HD Output compatible with PhotoTV HD displays for optimised still images on BRAVIA TV
• BIONZ processor for enhanced image quality and fast response
• Dual Anti-blur with Super SteadyShot image stabilisation and Extra High Sensitivity mode ISO 6400 with Clear RAW Noise Reduction for clearer handheld shooting in low light
• D-Range Optimiser adjusts exposure and contrast in high contrast and backlit scenes

Price: R5,999.00 (R5,999.00 Inc. Vat)


 


 

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 Posted: Fri Jan 23rd, 2009 11:09 am
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Hiya

Sony W7 with sony housing, pretty old camera, which is now laying at the bottom of a lake in Canada!! My first attempts at underwater pic's:



 



 



 

 

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 Posted: Fri Jan 23rd, 2009 04:16 pm
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Nice photos Miles.

I bought a Canon Ixus 90IS and a Canon (40m) case and it takes great pics. Only 3x optical so not really what you're looking for.

Here are some pics from my 1st outing...





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 Posted: Sun Jan 25th, 2009 11:24 pm
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Peanut1 wrote: Got this one from SAcamera

 

Sony DSC-W300 Marine Pack Bundle

 

Sony MPK-WD Features

• Compatible with DSC-W150,W170 and W300
• Up to 40m deep
• Basic camera functions available while in use
• LCD hood and hand strap included
• Waterproof housing for selected W series cameras

Fully cloaking and water locking your Sony W-series camera, the MPK-WD lets you shoot marine life at depths of up to 40m - allowing the use of vital controls and functions your compact camera, while in its case.

Sony DSC-W300 Features

• 13.6 effective megapixels resolution for extremely high quality imaging and detail-packed enlargements
• 3x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens for superb optical quality
• Smile Shutter waits until the subject smiles before firing the shutter: with adjustable smile threshold setting
• Enhanced Face Detection with high-speed subject tracking for clearer portraits
• Intelligent Scene Recognition automatically selects correct shooting mode depending on subject
• Large 2.7-inch (230K dot) Clear Photo LCD
• HD Output compatible with PhotoTV HD displays for optimised still images on BRAVIA TV
• BIONZ processor for enhanced image quality and fast response
• Dual Anti-blur with Super SteadyShot image stabilisation and Extra High Sensitivity mode ISO 6400 with Clear RAW Noise Reduction for clearer handheld shooting in low light
• D-Range Optimiser adjusts exposure and contrast in high contrast and backlit scenes


Price: R5,999.00 (R5,999.00 Inc. Vat)



 



 


I bought this housing and the W150 Sony camera about 2 weeks ago, paid R4300 for the camera and housing!

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 Posted: Thu Feb 12th, 2009 05:30 am
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miles wrote: Hiya

Sony W7 with sony housing, pretty old camera, which is now laying at the bottom of a lake in Canada!! My first attempts at underwater pic's:



 



 



  Hey miles lovely y/fin what was its weight ?

 

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