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Old September 15th, 2005, 06:25 PM
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I'm just wondering how well the Kodak underwater disposable cameras work. If I remember right - they say they work up to 50 feet under water. I am definitely a picture-taker (although an amateur still using my 35mm) and I want to make sure I capture all the magic moments my family will be experiencing.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 07:02 PM
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I used one when I was snorkelling Cozumel back in January. to be honest, it did not impress me in the least. everything had a cloudy look to it, and there was no detail. It almost looks as though it was black and white film. I would love to have an underwater digital camera. That way you get the immediate gratification of knowing your pics came out well while you are still there under water. I've been looking and found a couple but they are quite pricey.
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I had pretty good luck with the disposable Fuji brand camera.
One hint I read somewhere is tell them when you drop film off, it is of pictures underwater. I read the "actual camera places-- people that are in the business of selling cameras" know how to adjust the colors better if they are given that kind of detail.

I used to have a 110 Yellow Minolta waterproof camera I sold on eBay, it shot the best photos, and now I wish I would have kept it--although do they make that kind of film anymore?
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Have had good luck with the Fuji brand also. We have excellent pictures of underwater with the stingrays and also snorkeling in Cozumel.
Never have tried Kodak.
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I also like the Fuji brands much better than Kodak.
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Thank you all for your input. I guess I'll be going with the Fuji, then. I just automatically assumed I would want the Kodak cuz it works deeper in the water than Fuji (50 ft compared to 35 ft). I don't even think I'll be going that deep, though, so Fuji should be just fine!

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I've had good luck with the Fuji one too. I think they're good to 35'. The only thing is they don't have a flash so if it is cloudy or overcast your pictures may not come out. Snap Sights sells one with a flash. Its about $18 and the only place I've seen them is online. As I recall they are good to about 85' - 100'.
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we had great luck with our Kodak underwater camera, if the water was clear the pictures were crystal. Then again if the water was cloudy, the pictures will be cloudy.
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Our Fuji camera turned out great pictures.
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We have always used Fuji underwater cameras. However, if you are taking a picture of something deeper, the picture will be cloudy and dark. Last year we researched the topic and ordered underwater disposable with a flash. They were about $15 apiece and they made absolutely no difference in the quality of the picture. This time we are using the Fuji underwater disposable without a flash and are planing on having the pictures put on a CD, which costs $3 at Walmart, and then will adjust the color and brightness myself.
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I too used the Fugi for pictures of stingray snorkling in Belize, my pictures came out pretty good.
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I've also used the disposable underwater cameras and have found that I can't expect too much unless I have a perfectly sunny day with crystal clear water.

I did just purchase the Sony DSC-S60 digital camera and read that it has an underwater casing I can purchase. I won't have that in time for my next cruise, but hopefully soon after.


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I also like the Fuji. I have tried both, at the same time (DH uses one, I the other) and haven't found a difference in the pictures. What I HAVE noticed is that the Fuji is much easier to use; it has a big lever that is easier to use when under the water.
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Don't be too surprised if you find out that the underwater case for a digital camera costs more than the camera.

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Thanks Larry!

The case will cost almost 1/2 of the cost of the camera. I haven't ordered it yet. I have more research to do to find out how well it will work.
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