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Old October 25th, 2005, 04:48 PM
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I bought a new digital camera a couple of months ago, but, didn't think about a camera for the beaches on our Dec cruise until today! I don't want to pay the big $$ for an underwater case for it. Since it's snowing in the hills around me, I think it unlikely I will find one in the stores around me. I looked on amazon.com and saw some what I think are good prices, but, they didn't tell me how many pix are on each camera. I want to know how many cameras to get. Anyone remember how many pix were on their disposable cameras?

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You may want to think about just picking up a disposable water camera at your local Walmart or Target. They are priced under $10 and take good pictures, I've had no complaints and you can leave the expensive digital onboard the ship. These inexpensive cameras are great for excursions near water or just going to the beach.
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Old October 25th, 2005, 05:37 PM
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You may also want to go to a pawn shop. I always see the underwater camera there, or even a used camera store. I have a Minolta underwater camera that works great, Nothing special either, just a point and click
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you can pick up the disposable cameras at any department or
drug store for 7 or 8 dollars. also they take 27 pictures that have
always come out great for my wife and I. don't have to worry about
leaving your good digital on the beach or getting sand in or on it and
nobody will steal your throwaway camera while your swimming
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Yes, the cheap ones at Walmart do just fine Great for beach and snorkling.

Unless your planning on diving down 25' to 50' or more. Then you'll have to get a better one.

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Jahosocat, Google Ewa Marine.They have flexible cases for most brs ands of digital cameras that are good to 30 feet. They seem to be resonably priced.
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http://www.businessweek.com/technolo...gitalcameras05


This Pentax Optio WP also takes great land pictures and even has settings to help you shoot panarama. I used this on my cruise in june, I got great shots of my son underwater. I also have a Canon D60 and 20D which I used as well, but they weren't for underwater. You won't be disappointed, and the price is under $300.
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When we were on the Glory earlier this month, we bought a underwater camera onboard for only $15. This is a REUSABLE camera, not a throwaway, with flash, inside of a fairly robust plastic housing. The housing opens up ,and the camera comes out to remove film, reload, etc.

We used it snorkeling, so it went down only about 10-12 feet, but did not leak. Haven't developed the pics yet, so I can't report on the quality... but based on the look of the camera and the mechanical quality of the waterproof housing, I'd be surprised if they were not good. As far as digital goes, many places will give you a CD with your developed pics for just a couple of bucks more.

They were selling these as you exited the ship, but I think I also saw them in one of the ships gift shops.
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Thanks for the help. I dug thru a clearance bin at Walmart and found a couple. Just had to look hard - they had many out that said to develop them months ago. I told a salesman, but......
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Disposable cameras work pretty well for the price. Just make sure you get pretty close to whatever it is that you're taking pictures of underwater (unless it's a shark or something!!!) The range isn't that great, but it works.
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We have always gotten really good results with the Kodak underwater camera, its pretty rugged, comes with a really nice sturdy elastic cord, you can get them at CVS, Kmart.
Takes really good pictures, clear, crisp and sharp.
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