Last year I bought an underwater camera which failed after about three uses so then came the ensuing discussions with the vendor, then the manufacturer and then once I’d convinced them the camera was faulty, the issues of getting it sent back. About last November, I got the replacement back and although it was a fairly quick turnaround by the manufacturer and hats off to them for that, I had to collect it from the UK. Anyways needless to say it was too late in the year to try it out so it sat on the shelf until a few days ago.
The reason I got this camera in the first place is because I drowned a Nikon D60 early last year in a special-purpose camera bag, which is about five years old now so I guess I should’ve known better! See previous post A sad day yesterday.
I’m still not convinced by this “new” camera yet, I like the notion of a point and shoot camera for underwater use but I’m not use to using a screen on the back having used a view-finder pretty much exclusively over the years. If there are specks of stray seaweed bobbing about in front of the subject, the camera focuses on this and there is no manual over-ride. When zooming in, I’m not so impressed by the photo quality. I guess what I really need to do, is take it out and practice more :-S
Where there is a definite subject and nothing to distract the camera, the quality is actually not bad.
This photograph was taken with the camera I sent back last year, so I guess it’s just getting more practice!
…and this is with D60 and camera bag, much better quality!
Back to a few days ago with the “new” camera.