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Mermaid Marissa
04-26-2012, 01:31 PM
Anyone know of any good underwater cameras for a mer on a budget?:confused:

Me and a couple of friends want to do an underwater photo shoot but we don't have a camera:doh: We can always put our money together to buy one but being 16 I only have a summer job at this point.

New York Mermaid
04-26-2012, 01:56 PM
depends on your budget i guess. You can buy a cheap little camera and get a good underwater cover for it) I ended up buying a "DicaPac" for my Canon P&S camera (they have it for all types even vid cams) to record underwater, with no issues, 4 years later and its still going strong, here i am with a GoPro HD 2 wondering if i made a mistake purchasing it considering the blurry quality underwater without the Flatlens.

Syrenia
04-26-2012, 04:38 PM
I bought my underwater camera from Sears for $80. It's the camera I use for everything, in and out of the water. I have a couple of pictures in my profile, and even my signature was taken with my camera. ^^

Mermaid Marissa
04-26-2012, 07:44 PM
I bought my underwater camera from Sears for $80. It's the camera I use for everything, in and out of the water. I have a couple of pictures in my profile, and even my signature was taken with my camera. ^^

sweet do you know what kind of camera it is?

Mermaasai
04-26-2012, 09:02 PM
Y'know- I got a kodak underwater throw away at cvs to do my pictures in the pool... and I think they turned out great! As long as its a sunny day that is.
And they take great pics in AND out of the water.
Nice for a mer on a budget ;)

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Bellasea
04-26-2012, 09:50 PM
^^ do you think it would work the same in lake water?

Mermaid Marissa
04-26-2012, 09:53 PM
Y'know- I got a kodak underwater throw away at cvs to do my pictures in the pool... and I think they turned out great! As long as its a sunny day that is.
And they take great pics in AND out of the water.
Nice for a mer on a budget ;)

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Cool thanks I'll definitely look into that :D

Mermaid Marissa
04-26-2012, 09:55 PM
^^ do you think it would work the same in lake water?

That's right! I forgot I lived by a lake for a minute there XD

I also need to know if anyone has taken any good night shots. Like if your only lighting was the pool light?

Bellasea
04-26-2012, 10:01 PM
Y'know- I got a kodak underwater throw away at cvs to do my pictures in the pool.

cvs=rite aid...yeah?

Mermaasai
04-26-2012, 10:14 PM
I'm unsure about lake water, I imagine if its pretty clear water and sunny that it would work, but I wouldn't put all my eggs in that basket.

Bellasea- yes- where ever they sell disposable cameras I think they would carry them
^.^

Bellasea
04-26-2012, 10:23 PM
Kay! I was just wondering b/c I do not no anyone that owns a pool, so I only swim in the lake.

Mermaid Marissa
04-26-2012, 11:02 PM
Kay! I was just wondering b/c I do not no anyone that owns a pool, so I only swim in the lake.

Has it warmed up by you yet? Cause you gotta be a penguin to swim here :lol:

Bellasea
04-27-2012, 10:33 AM
If the weather is good next week. I heard it was supposed to be the 70s! (cross your fingers!) Then the little lakes, mostly Duck Lake and White Lake, should be warm (-ish). Lake Michigan, I'll probably have to wait till the end of May/early June.

Syrenia
04-27-2012, 04:37 PM
sweet do you know what kind of camera it is?


It's a Samsung something. Just go onto sears.com and I'm sure you can find it.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM5755562201P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2

That's it, but I'm not sure why it's so expensive. Perhaps it was on sale when I bought it.... *ponders*

Mermaid Marissa
04-28-2012, 01:32 AM
It's a Samsung something. Just go onto sears.com and I'm sure you can find it.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM5755562201P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2

That's it, but I'm not sure why it's so expensive. Perhaps it was on sale when I bought it.... *ponders*

Thanks this looks really cool :D have you ever used it at night underwater?

Syrenia
04-28-2012, 04:20 PM
I have. ^^ I actually work at Sears so I know all the specs about it.
The camera has a special light absorbing lens that allows you to take crystal clear pictures, even in the dark. It does fantastically in lakes and rivers. It's seriously the best thing I have ever invested my money in.

Mermaid Marissa
04-29-2012, 02:08 AM
sweet! Thank you so much :D

Mermaid Azira
05-02-2012, 02:02 PM
I would love a good underwater camera

New York Mermaid
05-03-2012, 03:52 PM
my niece just got a GE DV1 Shockproof/waterproof camera, I've seen some videos of its use, i might actually just get one of these myself..lol

Mermaid Marissa
05-03-2012, 04:06 PM
has anyone used the nikon AW100? I saw a commercial for it and I want to know if it's worth getting.

Capt Nemo
08-10-2012, 01:37 AM
Here's what $12,000 can get!

Sony Z1U camcorder ($4k) and Gates housing & HD monitor ($8K)

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Mermaid Fenicia
08-10-2012, 03:36 AM
My camera looks like this one: http://www.decathlon.be/NL/waterdicht-fototoestel-flash-73474139/
But it's a digital one like this one: http://www.decathlon.be/NL/vivicam-7399-175387189/

Mermaid Marissa
08-11-2012, 12:18 AM
Here's what $12,000 can get!

Sony Z1U camcorder ($4k) and Gates housing & HD monitor ($8K)

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I can't even afford my tail upgrades! :( I hate being a poor high school student... :violin:

MaMagica
08-11-2012, 03:42 PM
You might want to use and existing camera and buy a generic waterproof camera case from eBay or Amazon. They can be had for 25-35 for most cameras

Mermaid Annariea
09-14-2012, 09:00 PM
this thread is going to be a lifesaver. ive been wondering where to get a good underwater camera lately too.