Originally Posted by gringoanthony
Another option for serious consideration is a Micro Four Thirds camera. They're about the same size as a G10, but shoot at faster fps and give you the option of changing lenses.
Panasonic and Olympus make them. I'm sure other manufacturers will be releasing models soon...
P.S. If you plan on shooting from your boat at all, you might as well go with a Pelican case. You'll get tired of using a dry bag really fast. Even a watershed bag (you'll still nedd padding inside that bag).
PPS. If you do go with a Pelican, you can use tin cans to cut the foam to fit lenses perfectly. Just saw off the end of the can then use that to saw a hole in the foam (by twisting the can).
The peli vs bag thing depends on what kind of boat you paddle. I have a peli & it doesn't fit in my playboat (and shooting gore in my creeker sucks) so I run the watershed, been doing it this way for 4 years now & have been very happy with it. The peli is DEFINATELY a better/safer way to go, I just don't enjoy paddling a creeker just so I can fit my camera!
Good call on the tin can idea, I'm re-outfitting my peli case this summer & that's something I'll have to try.