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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:23 AM
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I am wondering what one time use under water camera is the best?
What type have you used and had the best luck with?
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Default Underwater camera

As I am looking through some of my old cruise pictures, I cannot find any good quality pictures from a one time use camera. We have used the Fugi and Kodak cameras and all I can say is use these for water use only and not for the rest of the cruise. Keep the lens area dry if you can, this will keep the salt residue from clouding the picture. Also, if you are going to dive with one of these cameras, make sure you do not exceed the depth limit on the camera, the camera will compress and not work. ( I know this from personal experience)
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I have only used the Kodak disposable underwater camera. Some were okay but most were distorted or just didn't come out. I think it all depends on the water and lighting. I am taking the same one on the cruise because I imagine I can get better pictures than at Puerto Vallarta. The water is like night and day.

There is always an underwater casing for most digital cameras if you really want underwater pictures. But of course those can get expensive.
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I've had better luck with the Fuji than the Kodak, well, at least, better photo results. One suggestion - get one with a built-in flash, and Use That Flash!

I prefer digital. One really great deal now is the Canon SD1000, which runs a little over $200, and its underwater case runs $175...It's really an excellent camera, and top-notch case good to 130 feet or so.
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We used the Fuji ones at sting ray city and got a few really great pictures. The key is to make sure there is not a lot of movement in the pictures. The film they put in them is not made for action shots. Carla
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Thank you everyone. I think I may check into the digital. The way I look at it we may never be back and I really want good pictures. I wish I could find a under water case for my kodak. I have looked on the net but have not found any yet. Thank you again everyone.
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I have used Kodak and they came out excellently.
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If you go digital, try making some panorama shots...turn the camera sideways, make 3 to 5 shots with a 25% overlap or so. Go to autostitch.net and download the free program that automagically reassembles them.

We have some awesome panoramas assembled from shots of the Alps, castles, and tropical scenes...
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Marysed,
I have purchased a small digital camera, the Pentax w20, which is submersible up to 5 feet in water. Big LED screen on the back and get this, it even records underwater video and has sound. I purchased mine for $299.00, no outercase needed!!!! check it out at your local camera store. They have since come out with a newer version than the W20, so be sure to inquire. You won't find this camera at a regular type store like Wal-mart, so find your camera shop, or even check on Ebay!!!
Be sure to look for extra batteries and large memory cards for whatever type of camera you take, or take your laptop with you to download the pics.
The pictures are amazing!
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