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    Guppy
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpd525 View Post
    I'm getting the Camera and housing for about 250.00, is there something else i should've gotten in that price that would have been better. I haven't yet ordered the housing and i've got 30 days to send the camera back?

    Any suggestions, or will i be ok.

    For about the same $$$:

    Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot A570IS 7.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom: Electronics

    Amazon.com: Canon WP-DC12 Waterproof Case for Canon A570IS Digital Camera: Camera & Photo

    I believe this will get way better results underwater.

    HTH,
    Dave
    Nikon D7000, Nauticam, (2) Inon Z240


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    Quote Originally Posted by dbh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mpd525 View Post
    I'm getting the Camera and housing for about 250.00, is there something else i should've gotten in that price that would have been better. I haven't yet ordered the housing and i've got 30 days to send the camera back?

    Any suggestions, or will i be ok.

    For about the same $$$:

    Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot A570IS 7.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom: Electronics

    Amazon.com: Canon WP-DC12 Waterproof Case for Canon A570IS Digital Camera: Camera & Photo

    I believe this will get way better results underwater.

    HTH,
    Dave
    While I am a big Fuji fan (f50), the A series canon's are a great line. You can pick your price point and get manual controls (something you will want if you take a lot of UW images).

    Here is a short list of the best features:

    1. Wide angle lens - at least down to 35mm.

    2. Good macro - you will use this a lot.

    3. Manual controls (at least semi-manual)

    4. Good battery life.

    5. Short recycle time.

    The Canon only is a bit weak in recycle time with the flash... but I know of no camera that is perfect in this price range. The Fuji F50, for example does not have full manual controls.

    The next model up (the 8meg image one, not the 12) is also an excellent camera, but it costs more. Same with the F50.

    One thing about the canon is that it uses AA batteries, and you can speed things up, and get more pictures with bigger batteries. I'm up to 2,900 mAh ones, and they are seriously faster than your normal ones.

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