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1. Posted by miranda73 (Full Member 76 posts) 11y

I just want to know how to take picture under water. Are any special additional equipment to be "attached" in digital camera???

2. Posted by carpe diem (Inactive 8 posts) 11y

Important question.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

I have seen some really good pictures taken using a digital camera and an underwater bag. Aquapac has an inexpensive product that works well with point and shoot. From there, you can pay more for bags with a lens so you aren't taking pictures through foggy and soggy plastic.

Conversely, you could make your own: how to make an underwater camera bag.


4. Posted by sanquar (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

most name brand cameras will produce underwater housings for popular cameras. I take mine on all travels to allow me to still use the camera in the rain, underwater etc. Most generic housings are limited to 40 metres these days. Just one o-ring to keep lubed with silicon grease is all that required to keep them in great shape, usually.

If you want to go further, Ikelite housings have a great wrap and will serve you well and really lighten your pocket.


5. Posted by harajuku20 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

i have heard that pentax optio can shoot images underwater. I think itslike 300++ US Dollars.

6. Posted by Kayaker (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

I couldn't afford housings for my existing cameras. Last year I bought a new case and camers for a little over $300. makes several cases for Nikon digital cameras. I got a used Nikon 4300 on EBay and ordered the equivalent case from Fantasea. I was impressed. The case worked well. You have to be careful, though, or it will fog up. I suspect they are all succeptible to that.

I have better cameras but have used the 4300 as a point and shoot. Its out of production so not expensive. The Fantasea web site will show you the cases and cameras they support.