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    In the market for a new digital camera that is waterproof,light for backpack hunts. My friend has a Pentax W60 he is completely satisfied with.Anybody else have a recommendation?

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    ive got an olympus stylus 1030 SW. its waterproof ( takes pics underwater, down to 30 feet) and shock proof. Its got alot of cool features and is 10.1 megapixel and i think it was worth the money. it fits in my back pocket with ease and it very light and compact.



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    I have a Olympus Stylus 720 SW, it is shock and water proof. It is several years old, but works great. I have taken it all over the state, even took it scuba diving in Brazil and never had a problem. Olympus now has a tough series that is similar to what I bought. Worth looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt&FishAK View Post
    ive got an olympus stylus 1030 SW. its waterproof ( takes pics underwater, down to 30 feet) and shock proof. Its got alot of cool features and is 10.1 megapixel and i think it was worth the money. it fits in my back pocket with ease and it very light and compact.
    I have this same camera and it does more than I need it too. The shock and waterproof is what sold me, haven't used it underwater but it's been wet on a few occasions.

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    The olympus stylus 1030 SW.

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    I agree with Muskie and Hunt&Fish, I have had that same Olympus for almost 2 years and it is great. Works well in the cold, takes good pics, good battery life and it is waterproof. Great all around camera.
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    same as the other posters on this thread... I have the olympus water/shock proof and it is TERRIFIC!!! we use it for everything from family pics to my remote fly in arctic hunts... its great.

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    I got the Olympus 550WP about a month ago and it also waterproof and shock resistant. Nice addition to the pack.

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    A ziplock baggie always helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG 27 View Post
    In the market for a new digital camera that is waterproof,light for backpack hunts. My friend has a Pentax W60 he is completely satisfied with.Anybody else have a recommendation?

    Thanks, BIG 27
    I also have the w60 and have been very happy, however I would sell it to you and upgrade to a

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10...axoptiow90.asp

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    Default +1 Pentax Optio...but like the covers on those Olympus...

    I'm sold on waterproof digital. Good results including underwater pics with my Pentax Optio. I would buy another. Excellent optics, functions, battery life and no problems over 5, maybe 6 years? long time.

    The Olympus models mentioned though look like they have a protective cover that slides over the lens. Seems a worthwhile feature.

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    you know the fun part about these cameras is you can show em off to your buddies ( like i did mine).....i said hey man check out my new camera, sweet right? see here i wanna take a picture of the top of your tank, oops i dropped in the tank....friend: what the hell you Idiot whatd you do that for"? and im like chill man its waterproof! then their like ooooh! ahhhh! nice toy!



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    OK, my first post seems to have been deleted by an Olympus biased moderator. I guess I should tone it down a notch.

    dpreview.com recommends the Canon D10 or Panasonic TS1 for it choice in small waterproof cameras. I bought the TS1. Great little camera, but it's been replaced by the TS2 that has slightly improved specs.

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    Default Oops!

    False accusation here. I posted a reply on a different forum to the same question, and was confused that I didn't see it here. Sorry Mr Moderator Sir. You're doing a fine job. Never mind me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Strutz View Post
    False accusation here. I posted a reply on a different forum to the same question, and was confused that I didn't see it here. Sorry Mr Moderator Sir. You're doing a fine job. Never mind me.
    Sounds like 40 lashes with a wet noodle would rectify the situation.

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