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lemon604
04-12-2017, 04:16 AM
What's the best camera for taking video or pictures underwater? I'll be going on a snorkelling trip. My current one doesn't show the colours very well

crimper
04-12-2017, 04:35 AM
GoPro works well. You can get orange filter or just adjust the WB in post. Its better to adjust the WB in post as you'll lost some sharpness using filters. I had fun snorkeling with it on my last trip last summer in Coron, Philippines.

Enjoy your trip brotha.

xandraescape
04-12-2017, 04:53 AM
@Crimper is right, GoPro action camera works well under the water but it really depends on the feature of the camera or rather should I say the specs.

lemon604
04-12-2017, 07:14 AM
Thanks! I'll pick one up tomorrow

Myka
04-12-2017, 02:35 PM
I don't like GoPro for pics because the screen is soooo tiny it's difficult to see if you're taking any decent photos until you upload them. I got very few good pictures off GoPro during a Philippines trip. Rather disappointing.

For snorkeling I much prefer my Pentax WG-II and it's half the price of a GoPro. Waterproof to 40 feet.

You'll need a red/orange filter on whichever option you choose.

Mandosh
04-12-2017, 02:51 PM
Look into an Olympus TG-4

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Myka
04-12-2017, 03:16 PM
Look into an Olympus TG-4

I was going to suggest this one too, but couldn't remember what it's called. The video setting on this one is really good too. Lots of members here use it for photographing their corals. It's about the same price as the Pentax. The Pentax has a REALLY good "1 cm macro" setting which outshines the Olympus if you're interested in taking pictures of coral polyps. The White Balance on the Olympus video setting outshines the Pentax.

Kabong
04-12-2017, 03:20 PM
I'll second the Olympus TG-4 or even the TG-870.
Nice large screen with a clear image so you can actually see what your taken a picture of.

dino
04-12-2017, 04:00 PM
http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=122142

Ryanerickson
04-12-2017, 04:06 PM
I'll second the Olympus TG-4 or even the TG-870.
Nice large screen with a clear image so you can actually see what your taken a picture of.
these are the best

GoFish
04-12-2017, 04:07 PM
I'd recommmend the Olympus tough series cameras as well. The TG-4 takes amazing close up pics also from as little as 1cm away, it has some quirks though. I kinda prefer using a TG-820 instead which saves camera settings for the next time you turn it on, and the lense position in the corner of the camera makes it a bit easier to take coral pics with out the camera blocking the lighting, and it's quite a bit cheaper if you find them. They 820 has its disadvantages too, it has a moving lense cover which can get sticky/sandy, a few extra metal pieces which can corrode if one isn't really diligent in freshwater rinses right away.
Custom white balance settings with both is awesome, no need for filters or post processing once you get it dialled in.

lemon604
04-12-2017, 05:11 PM
great. Thanks for the suggestions. I currently have Fuji finepix and it takes crappy pictures.

Myka
04-13-2017, 02:50 AM
Anyone have experience with the TG-850?

Aquattro
04-13-2017, 04:00 AM
Olympus TG-4 here, loved it when I had water to take pictures under :) Great close ups too.

Mandosh
04-13-2017, 06:14 AM
Here's a few shots taken with a TG-4:

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/mandosh86/c137a2ae-a12f-4087-b100-530277f30a36_zpsxh6clpmm.png (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/mandosh86/media/c137a2ae-a12f-4087-b100-530277f30a36_zpsxh6clpmm.png.html)

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/mandosh86/4018a831-6804-4a5c-b0c0-3c9c8694eccf_zpsykjwhaxd.png (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/mandosh86/media/4018a831-6804-4a5c-b0c0-3c9c8694eccf_zpsykjwhaxd.png.html)

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/mandosh86/bfe1cfa4-f8d6-4a3c-9be2-8d5616f533e1_zpsjddgmasf.png (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/mandosh86/media/bfe1cfa4-f8d6-4a3c-9be2-8d5616f533e1_zpsjddgmasf.png.html)

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/mandosh86/77556c58-2ac0-485f-b0e1-dc6e3cfff8f1_zpscykgibyh.png (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/mandosh86/media/77556c58-2ac0-485f-b0e1-dc6e3cfff8f1_zpscykgibyh.png.html)

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/mandosh86/7d6be32e-96ad-4562-8233-112d18ac7045_zpsc6fil2hz.png (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/mandosh86/media/7d6be32e-96ad-4562-8233-112d18ac7045_zpsc6fil2hz.png.html)

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/mandosh86/5dde13e1-eb53-4570-9e10-339e0a3c2080_zpsed8ioyaf.png (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/mandosh86/media/5dde13e1-eb53-4570-9e10-339e0a3c2080_zpsed8ioyaf.png.html)

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/mandosh86/9eb43bc9-ae33-47ee-a714-9ca526d12ba9_zpswxlpn8iz.png (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/mandosh86/media/9eb43bc9-ae33-47ee-a714-9ca526d12ba9_zpswxlpn8iz.png.html)

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/mandosh86/519c55b2-478b-4d0c-a78c-6072b6f09af5_zps2eb8a5v7.png (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/mandosh86/media/519c55b2-478b-4d0c-a78c-6072b6f09af5_zps2eb8a5v7.png.html)

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/mandosh86/8de02349-9917-4c31-ac3c-9f42ea41ae60_zpsomvuy7ca.png (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/mandosh86/media/8de02349-9917-4c31-ac3c-9f42ea41ae60_zpsomvuy7ca.png.html)

Myka
04-13-2017, 03:09 PM
Nice pics Mandosh!!! Do you have any more reef scene pics? That's where a good camera shines. The one you posted looks great! Are you using an Ikelite housing?

Mandosh
04-13-2017, 05:17 PM
Nice pics Mandosh!!! Do you have any more reef scene pics? That's where a good camera shines. The one you posted looks great! Are you using an Ikelite housing?
I might have a few more if I look through my computer. I haven't actually done too much reef diving since we bought the camera. I'm using the Olympus housing for diving and Im very happy with it so far.

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xandraescape
05-08-2017, 04:38 AM
You can read this one, I hope it can help you to determine which one is the best.

http://www.bestproducts.com/tech/electronics/news/g858/best-waterproof-cameras/