What Waterproof camera do you use? Cheap?

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by isponge, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. isponge

    isponge New Member

    Mar 23, 2010
    I have been looking at the Olympus 7000 ...bla blah... $160... blah... 10MP and this pantex for 300 with 12MP. I would like to take nice videos and good pictures in the ocean in that price range. Any suggestions from surfer kind?:confused:
  2. hardcoreboogieboarder1

    hardcoreboogieboarder1 Member

    Nov 24, 2009
    Look up the GoPro. Few of my buddies have it and they get some sickkkkkk fooottty. It clamps right to the front of your bodyboard right by the leash.

  3. MaxG72

    MaxG72 Active Member

    Aug 6, 2010
  4. EastCoastSurf

    EastCoastSurf Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    I used the Flip Video Ultra HD with waterproof housing. camera around 150$ case was 30. works great except it doesnt float...learned that the hard way.
  5. beaner

    beaner Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    i used the pentex for a few years. excellent camera, takes photos quickly after pressing the shutter button (important). Maybe you can pick an older model up off of ebay. Go pro is solid as well.
  6. suly14

    suly14 New Member

    Sep 20, 2010
  7. Costa Rica Surf

    Costa Rica Surf New Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    I use the Go-Pro Hero HD.

    With all the options and mounts you can't go wrong!
  8. redrider

    redrider Member

    Aug 11, 2010
    Olympus 8100 - 33 ft waterproof, no case.
  9. crazysurfer

    crazysurfer New Member

    Sep 29, 2010
  10. ralph899

    ralph899 New Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    The best Olympus 7000
    i recomment
  11. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008

    I have the Pentax Optio W60 waterproof camera.Awesome little camera.Its 10 megapixels And also has vid.Check it out at B&H
  12. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    yeah, also shopping...

    Anyone know which ones float? It would be sweet to be able to pass off camera duty while everyone is out in the water.
  13. surfangel

    surfangel Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

    I have the Olympus Stylus 1030 SW which is waterproof. I just posted some pics that my friend took this weekend. I'd like it if there was an easier way to have it with me while I'm on my board. I put it on a string to wear around my neck but then it gets caught in my hair. Besides that, the quality is really good.
  14. FrankXavier2021

    FrankXavier2021 New Member

    Oct 7, 2010
    water proof camera

    I use the Olympus PT-044 Underwater Housing for FE-360 Digital Camera.

    With this incredibly compact and simple to use combination, I can dive into underwater videography.The Compact Video housing is high quality, built to last, and backed by Ikelite's long-standing reputation for excellence. A full line of accessories hosting to really get creative with your underwater videos and pics.
  15. gorton33

    gorton33 Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    what was your decision how did it work out
  16. pedro

    pedro Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    I guard with my life

    I have the Pentax Optio W60 waterproof camera.

    Tom Blake (1902-1994)

    Tom Blake was a legendary surfer and waterman. He was a pioneer in the invention and refinement of surfing and lifesaving equipment. His notable achievements would fill a book, and his impact on lifesaving continues today. His inventions include the hollow surfboard, paddleboard, rescue torpedo, ring buoy (life ring), sailboard (windsurfer), surfboard fin, and waterproof camera housing. Blake served in the U.S. Coast Guard for three years, during WWII. He taught swimming, ocean rescue and munitions loading.
  17. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Got the same camera.Awsome friggan little camera.Had it for about a year now.Gotta love the vid.
  18. oceantherapy

    oceantherapy Active Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    The Pentax W60 is a good one.

    There is also a Fuji Finepix WP? 12 pixel waterproof for about $150 that I have been looking at. Seems to have decent reviews. I like the lime green one for visiblity. Would get an orange wrist float strap for it also. (B and H photo).

    The thing about the go pros cameras are; no flash for low light situations and limited megapixels.
  19. loveley

    loveley New Member

    Sep 30, 2010