Wife and I are looking for a new camera. We like the thought of these new waterproof cameras. We've been snorkeling before and bought the cheap waterproof disposables...terrible pictures...so now were looking for something better.
Which brings me to these 2. Both waterproof up to 33'. Most now are waterproof to about 9'. I want 33 and I dont want to sacrifice that...Which these are really the only 2 I've found that are waterproof to that deep that arent just all out diving cameras.
So if there's others out there that will go that deep and are worthy of mentioning....post them up!
Anyway, I just wanted opinions. My current camera is a few years old (like 6ish...lol). Its an olympus and still works fantastic. My biggest gripe? xd card. The new olympus just used sd...so huge plus.
From what I've read online, the canon takes better pictures, the olympus is more durable.
Well...i'm coming off of a 4mp camera...and i'm not a huge picture taker, so i dont really think the difference will matter to me. I still think my camera takes awesome pictures...so im easily impressed...haha. Which has me leaning to the olympus. The olympus also has a cool feature. If i ever wanted to go on a serious scuba dive, you can buy a case for it that expands waterproof capabilities down to like 40m. Which is way more than i would need.
Plus...the canon is effin ugly. Seriously. And I'm not one to chose fashion over form but jesus. The $40 id be saving by going to canon over the olympus would be negated for the $40 id have to spend to get a new damn cover on it that isnt aqua blue. It just looks like a POS toy camera.
So, price doesnt really matter. I'm also not going to complain if one is a half inch bigger than the other...or heavier.
I know there's quite a few people on here that love taking pictures...and i would love your opinions.
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The olympus also has a better zoom and 2 more mp....MP doesnt really matter to me, but my current camera has 10x optical, stepping down to a 3x on the canon...not sure if id like that.