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    Waterproof camcorders - any suggestions

    I've been asked my a friend for advice about buying a low cost camcorder for recording a 9 day sailing trip.
    As my photographic knowledge is sketchy at best and my knowledge of camcorders even less, I thought I'd ask here for some pointers.

    Requirements are that it's HD and waterproof. Doesn't have to be able to stand up to a scuba dive but if it should survive being dropped in the water without needing immediate remedial surgery.
    The only other requirement is low cost. A budget wasn't mentioned but I'd say around $350 maximum.
    I've looked at eBay cheapies and Sanyo Xacti so far.


    I've just been reminded of one other requirement - it should be pink, but I think we can ignore that one Teenagers!
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    I researched this a few months ago.

    It seemed to me as though this camera was the best:


    http://www.goprocamera.com/


    Look at some of the samples. It is waterproof.

    In the end I did not buy it, as I went for a very low cost solution. It is a plastic waterproof bag which you put your camera in it and seal it and operate the camera through the bag. It has a little porthole for the lens. I use an old point and shoot camera on video mode and take it to the beach/pool etc. It cost about 25 bucks.
    boggo.

    feel free to fix my shots and send them back to me!

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    Maybe join a video forum as they probably have more to offer in regard to camcorder advice than a photography forum
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