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Can anyone recommend a good underwater camera, that is reasonably priced? Are disposable ones any good or would I have to get something a bit better?

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1. Re: underwater cameras


If you are going on a one off holiday and are not going to use a housed camera frequently then you have a couple of choices ..

1 .. Buy a u/w disposable camera .. great for snorkelling and getting reasonable pictures and cheap .. limited depth range , usually about 3-5 meters

2 .. If you are going diving then the disposable will not cope with the pressure at depth ..

You have a choice of buying a u/w film camera or housing a digital camara .. it really depends on your budget .. have a look at these links .. they should give you a few ideas ..

Film Cameras


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I've had some very good results with a kodak underwater disposable. I have some great shots blown up in my kitchen.

Best of all I noticed this morning that they are buy 1 get 1 free at the moment in Boots - only £9.99 for 2.

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Thanks for the tip, just bought one (well two) in Boots today. Happy snapping !! although not going until end of November.

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well i'm not going til april, but i'm off to boots tomorrow. cheers for the info.


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I always go on about aquapacs......but they are brilliant. I've got one for my digital camera and my camcorder, and the aquapac basically makes waterproof, the camera pack was only £20 (try ifsogo.com) So, to have an underwater digital camera for only £20 ain't bad in my opinion.

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If you can afford it, go for something a bit better than a disposable, i was really disappointed with mine, it didn't do the fish justice at all and the picture quality wasn't brilliant. Check with your resort as quite a few hire out proper underwater cameras in the dive shops.

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