Impulse Buy

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by tediousthumper, May 21, 2010.

  1. tediousthumper

    tediousthumper Hello My name is Thad and Im addicted to flyfishin

    I went out and stupidly bought a camera without doing my research. I wanted to buy a water/shock/freeze proof camera. My choices were Olympus stylus tough, Pentax optio w90, Cannon powershot D10, Fuji finepix XP 10, Casio Elixim G1, and Panasonic lumix DMC-TS2. So before I tell you wich one I bought, I was hoping to get some non byist opinions or wich one you would choose and why. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

    I really, really love my pentax
     
  3. LD

    LD Active Member

    I have an Olympus. I like the camera, but the pics are not any where near the quality I get with our Cannon for family use.
     
  4. Mike McAvoy

    Mike McAvoy olddog22202

    After doing lots of research I just bought a Panasonic lumix DMC-TS2. So far it has been very easy to use, fits in my pocket but I have not had it out in the wet .... yet.
    MikeMc
     
  5. Jason Decker

    Jason Decker Active Member

    you should ask Josh, he has that camera website, can't remember the name........
     
  6. flyfish4

    flyfish4 Member

    I brought the Panasonic lumix DMC-TS2 a couple of weeks ago after doing the research. So far, it performs as advertized - very good pictures and HD video and tons of photo mode options on the camera. I even submerged it in about a foot of water and shot video of a fish as I was reeling it in. Video came out great and it's waterproof so far!
     
  7. tediousthumper

    tediousthumper Hello My name is Thad and Im addicted to flyfishin

    I bought the Fuji Fine Pix, which seems to be working great! The pictures are stunningly bright. And the videos are HD. So far so good.
     
  8. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

    Received the latest Olympus last Christmas, and although it was solid like a tank, didn't care for the picture quality.

    Exchanged it for a Canon D10. So far have had zero problems and I like the picture quality and Canon's ease of use..
     
  9. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    I had a fuji finepix and used it tough for years. When I needed a new camera I got another when I saw a great deal. For all my needs it is plenty of camera and I'm happy with it. I am sure there are better and worse out there. Enjoy it and show us some great shots.
     
  10. surfnfish

    surfnfish Member

    I've been using this camera for a while, very happy with the quality, and have swam with it, taking underwater pictures of my kids at play...like it better then my Canon 850IS
     
  11. tediousthumper

    tediousthumper Hello My name is Thad and Im addicted to flyfishin

  12. Hoopa

    Hoopa cantreMember

    I too have the Fuji and am very satisfied with the still pics. However, the shake in HD video mode is awful so I shoot much more footage knowing that much of it will be edited out. I wonder if all of these waterproof cameras are weak in this department?
     
  13. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

    I use the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 for on-water pics, macro for fly shots, and video. I've been impressed by its ease of use, functionality, durability, and photo quality. Gripes? The LCD view screen is easily scratched because it's got a higher profile than the camera body, and at times it takes to long to boot up.

    Best advice - buy as much camera as you can afford and get photo editing software.
     
  14. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

    Canon D10, good underwater, out of water, good camera. No problems what so ever.
     
  15. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    Given the lighting I actually think the colors and contrast on your pics are outstanding.
     
  16. Redfisher

    Redfisher New Member

    I have the Canon. I like it, but I don't love it. Pics not as sharp or bold as I would like for the cost.