Digital Cameras

dp

~El Pescador
#16
I have the Olympus 720 and it is a sweet camera. got it at Costco for 325.00 (on sale) and it came with a 128 meg chip, silicone casing and floating wrist band.
Water proof to 16 feet and shock proof to 5. Big 3 inch screen as well.
Awesome camera. Tried it in Hawaii while snorkeling and took a few fish pix as well.
Hopefully the last fishing camera I buy.

thanks-dp
 
#17
I'll put another vote in for the Pentax W30, got one recently and it rocks, this brookie wasn't scared of it. Will be bringing it out to the Seattle area in a couple of weeks.
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speyfisher

Active Member
#19
Has anyone figured out how to see through these new digital cameras that have no viewfinder window? All I see when I look at the display screen on mine is my own reflection. Sunglasses & mustache. Doesn't matter whether I'm wearing polarized glasses or not. Damn thing is next to worthless outside.
 
#20
Has anyone figured out how to see through these new digital cameras that have no viewfinder window? All I see when I look at the display screen on mine is my own reflection. Sunglasses & mustache. Doesn't matter whether I'm wearing polarized glasses or not. Damn thing is next to worthless outside.
I agree Spey. It's pretty tough to see the LCD on my Pentax Optio WP. The new Olympus claims their larger, glare-proof screen is easier to see in bright light. Would love to hear if anyone has one if that is the case.

I have found that using polarized lenses actually makes it harder to see.

Jim Jones
 

g_smolt

Recreational User
#21
I have had no troubles with my w20. I am currently looking for a mini-tripod for steadyshots underwater, as the old "rest on a rock and shoot" seems to produce odd foregrounds from time to time. The viewfinder on mine works fine, most of the time I don't even use it. Underwater, I just aim on line and plane, then shoot a few, see how they look. The options on the pentax cameras are staggering, certainly not equal to a 35mm slr, but pretty advanced for the digital stuff.

Here are two shots I took while testing out the filters and shutterspeed options...






I dig my w20, and if I had to buy another one, would probably go with the w30...I am intrigued by the "shockproof" part of the Oly720, tho.

Mark
 

chrome/22

For him there whould always be the riddle of steel
#22
g, those are some sweet water shots, what shutter speed did you drop to get the smooooth water look??

I have a little cheapo foldable tripod with 3-4" fixed legs, you looking for somthing like that??

C/22.......:confused:
 
#25
I agree Spey. It's pretty tough to see the LCD on my Pentax Optio WP. The new Olympus claims their larger, glare-proof screen is easier to see in bright light. Would love to hear if anyone has one if that is the case.

I have found that using polarized lenses actually makes it harder to see.

Jim Jones
Damn, besides having the same name as me, you've also discovered you have to take off your shades to work one of these things. Which helps, but not much. Don't beleive that Olympus hype. I've got a 750, and I can't see nuthin through it.

Another thing I've discovered is that camaras having a lens that pops out, don't work too well in the Aquapac compact waterproof case.
 
#26
I have the Olympus Stylus 720 sw, Great Camera but u cant see anything on the screen in bright light conditions, u just have to point and click and pray for the best. I think u run into that problem with just about all of them