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Thursday
Jan312013

New Pentax and Nikon Waterproof Point and Shoot Offerings

Pentax has just announced a new collection of waterproof point and shoot cameras with the WG-3 being the  most fully featured model in the line up. The WG-3 gets a new 4x zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f2.0 at the wide end for better low light performance. 

Pentax also offers an optional lens adapter with wide-angle coverage to 20mm, and a SportMount Chest Harness which allows for hands free capture of adventures and features a quick and easy mechanism to review your images and footage without having to remove the camera from its mount.

I have been a dedicated Pentax waterproof camera user since they first entered the category and have never been disappointed with the cameras or the results.

LINK (via: Photography Blog)

There are also a couple of new offerings for all you Nikon afficianados.

The AW110 and AW110s are the successors to Nikon's first tough, waterproof, and cold-proof COOLPIX AW100 and AW100s. These two new cameras have been improved to support shooting in all types of outdoor situations. In addition to the latest camera features, including a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, a backside illumination CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.0-million pixels, and built-in Wi-Fi support, these cameras are tough enough to stand up to use in the most severe outdoor situations with waterproofing to a depth of 18 m for use while diving, shock-proofing that allows the cameras to withstand falls from up to approximately 2 m, and cold-proofing to approximately −10°C.

They are also equipped with a variety of functions that support an active outdoor life, including an altimeter, depth gauge, and atmospheric pressure that can be displayed in the camera monitor and recorded with image data, built-in GPS, and a bright and clear 3-inch OLED monitor that is easy to see even outdoors on sunny days.

LINK (via: PetaPixel)

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I own the previous version of the Nikon Coolpix and recommend the camera to anybody who wants a small camera with solid performance. Any fisherman not shooting with a waterproof camera is tripping... or they better hope they don't trip and fall into the water.
As with any techno-product, the camera takes a little time to get the hang of. Preset exposure settings offer a multitude of different options, some are better than others. Learn what works for you before the trophy is in hand. There is one aftermarket option that I strongly recommend; the Butterfly Photo battery/ charger kit with tripod and floating strap found here:
http://amzn.to/U4Sh44
This kit rocks, and is very inexpensive to boot. The flex tripod is easily deployed to capture your epic catch without having to talk your friend into filming. I have used it as a handle during my snorkeling adventures with good effect.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRiver Snorkel

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