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Old 12-12-2012   #1
Northern Colorado, Colorado
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Nikon AW100 vs ??? Waterproof Camera...

I've been researching waterproof digital cameras and honing in on the Nikon AW100.

Also looked at the Panasonic TS-4 but read it has issues w/leakage.

Any experience w/the Nikon or other suggestions for a good one?

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Old 12-12-2012   #2
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I have the Nikon and love it. I've dropped it and submerge it all the time. No problems, beautiful photos, and I love the GPS features. It was a gift from my mother, a professional photographer who has owned several camera shops, photo labs, and studios. She suggests that it's the best waterproof point and shoot ever.

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Old 12-13-2012   #3
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I've been happy with my Olympus Tough cameras. I had one survive 3 years of abuse (not just use!) and many drops onto hard surfaces and it finally failed one river trip. I'm a little more careful with its replacement.

I haven't used the Nikons, but haven't heard anything bad about them, either.

It is really nice to have a waterproof camera handy. You miss a lot of good candid shots if you have to worry about keeping a camera dry.
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Old 12-13-2012   #4
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I've had a Panasonic TS-3 for a while now (2 years ish, I had the TS-1 before but it got dropped in the river and lost it sadly) and I have been very happy with it. The Olympus tough TG-1 is intriguing to me because you can attach accessory lenses and filters to it. A polarizing filter is probably my favorite photographic tool. A very wide angle lens is my second favorite (the TG-1 has a 25mm(equivalent) lens giving a 71.5 angle of view, with the Fisheye adapter lens you get an 130 field of view).
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