Camera to use underwater

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Pete
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I am looking to buy a camera I can use underwater,no more than 10 m down.Never done this before had a look at second hand ones on EBay,not going to spend more than £75.Has anyone any experience or suggestions probably only going to use one a couple of times a year when I go snorkelling.

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If you are looking for a digital camera to use underwater you might be struggling at the price you quote, the vast majority of compacts in this area cost considerably more, though the Panasonic is available for a fraction under £125.00. You might want to look at these three recent reveiws, see:
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/top-10-best-waterproof-tough-cameras-2018-17302
and
http://www.trustedreviews.com/guide/best-waterproof-cameras
and
http://www.toptenreviews.com/electronics/photo-video/best-waterproof-cameras/

As quoted above the Panasonic can be obtained here:
https://www.johnlewis.com/panasonic...6-1mp-4x-optical-zoom-2-7-lcd-screen/p1887401

Hope this might help.
 
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I bought an older Olympus Tough for £65 off Ebay. Worked well, but in the end I bit the bullet and bought a Olympus TG-5.

I used the old Olympus to video Swimming with Dolphins in Hawaii. Results really only mediocre. Just wish I had got a more modern camera to video a once or twice "in a life time" event...

The TG-5 works well as a carry around camera now, so don't feel that the purchase was unnecessary.. Quite handy to have a pocket camera as well as the Olympus Em1 ii....
 
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My wife actually does a lot of snorkelling when we are abroad. She has got a Nikon AW130, which is really well thought of for underwater work. Unfortunately she still prefers to use her old Canon G9 with its underwater case, and does get some great results with this combination. As a result I have inherited the Nikon AW130 which I find very useful on occasions for quick snaps, though it is also very good with panoramas (saves converting several RAW images and then stitching the resulting jpegs) and with some close-ups when I am in a hurry.

A friend also borrowed the Nikon AW130 when he and his partner went to Egypt and he got some excellent results underwater. The camera may have been superceded now but it can clearly deliver the goods.
 
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There is the option of the cheaper GoPro-alikes that you’ll certainly get for less than £75 new off the likes of amazon etc. Whether the quality is up to scratch may be subjective however they “may” be a good shout for the money. £75 will probably get you a camera with some accessories, then a little more for a card and you’re away.
 
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If you have a regular compact already you might be able to get an enclosure for it, might work out better value for money.

Still even the enclosure can be pricey and depends on the model of your compact but worth looking in to.
 
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