User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Which waterproof point and shoot

  1. #1
    Member spides's Avatar
    Join Date
    14 Nov 2009
    Location
    Queenstown
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Which waterproof point and shoot

    I have mate going to Thailand soon and wants to do some underwater shots as well as general walk around shots. He's tossing up between the Lumix TF4, the Olympus TH820 and the Nikon AW100. Has anyone had any experience with these or any other similar

  2. #2
    Mark mpb's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 May 2010
    Location
    Northern Rivers
    Posts
    1,858
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got the Olympus TG-820 and was impressed with its performance. Didnt try the others but they all seem very similar in featurers. The Olympus had a cover over the lens when not used which the others I looked at did not.

    Some examples of shots can been seen here http://mpb.smugmug.com/Holidays/Sout...8444&k=K6SbJm5 and the next page, just check the photo info (the i symbol when you hover over the shot) to check the camera used. The underwater ones are obvious, the seal on the rocks is a good example of non underwater shot.
    Mark


  3. #3
    Member Redback200's Avatar
    Join Date
    19 Sep 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have to TG-810. I haven't really used it to the limit or even close to the limit of its water proofing or shock factors but it's ok. Decent pics in bright light and can provide some alright night time flash pics if the subject is close enough. If your going to do some night time/ low light stuff I would suggest looking at the olympus TG-1 or TG-2. Their lens goes down to F2 where as the TG-810/820 will only go down to F3.9. In real world though I am not sure how much better the TG-1/2 pictures are in low light. but worth considering I think.

  4. #4
    Ausphotography Regular Boo53's Avatar
    Join Date
    08 Mar 2010
    Location
    Seymour
    Posts
    1,970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Another with the Olympus.

    Its rated to 10m (I think, something like that). I've used it to 5m & I was quite happy. The Instructor suggested the 10m was an overestimation & about half that was more appropriate. Having said that we had an earlier model that was only rated to 5m so maybe his experience was with the older model.

    Eldest son has the nikon & he's happy with it, but has only been snorkelling with it as his dive buddy is living in the Solomons at the moment

  5. #5
    Sunrise Chaser
    Join Date
    10 Jul 2010
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    6,346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My partner got one for Thailand just two weeks ago : http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail...meras/FUXP50BU Works great , Very easy P&S and $128 from Dicky Smith at the time
    Canon : 30D, and sometimes the 5D mkIII , Sigma 10-20, 50mm 1.8, Canon 24-105 f4 L , On loan Sigma 120-400 DG and Canon 17 - 40 f4 L , Cokin Filters




Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •