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    Good waterproof camera for our Aruba pictures?

    Hello, Looking in to what cameras everyone is using for pictures on the island. I have a good camera, but I don't want to bring it because it's a lot with all the lenses etc, and I have a gopro, but it's the original one with no lcd screen. So what waterproof cameras are people using that wont break the bank, but will produce good decent pictures and videos?M

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    my friend and neighbor forum member phyllist, has an olympus tough that she loves
    http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digi...ras/tough.html

    she has used it numerous times snorkeling in aruba

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    we use a gopro.

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    Aruba Bob Snorkeling was using the Olympus TG3 a couple years ago, and those pictures were AWESOME! We had a Nikon COOLPIX AW130 16MP that took pretty good pictures, but it felt a little bulky. We forgot to seal the battery compartment on our last trip so we will be looking for a new one soon too. I think I'm going with the Olympus. The Nikon pictures were good too, we bought that one because we got a good deal at BJs Wholesale Club. I've attached one of the few pictures we took with it before we destroyed it.

    Good waterproof camera for our Aruba pictures?-nikon-pic.jpg
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    I have the Olympus TG3 and just love it. We got ours at Best Buy with the extended warranty and when I forgot to seal the battery compartment they replaced it for free. Price wasn't bad either

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    Some of them are a little more then I was thinking of spending.. I'll have to check out costco to see if they have anything.

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    I have an fuji xp that is good for 33 feet and use it to snorkel all the time when we go to aruba. bought it on amazon and have never had an issue. pix are great and it the easiest to use of all my cameras...even my good dive camera is not as easy to use.....
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    I have the Nikon coolpix AW130 and am very happy with it. One of my favorite features is the wifi - it loads the pics to my phone wirelessly.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    I absolutely love the Olympus Tough...especially my TG4. I started with an Olympus model 620, then got the 830 so that I would have 2 to take with me on every vacation (1 just in case anything was to go wrong, I would at least have a back up). Then I finally ended up buying the TG4 because the front lens is constructed different and you can actually buy different lens to go on it. I have a fish eye and it is amazing!!

    The camera does a lot of "neat" things and has a wide variety of settings, including one of my favorites, which is like a "tilt-shift" picture. It makes for some very neat pictures.

    This camera is great for on land and under water. I take it to every beach and snorkeling and have taken in diving too. I LOVE THIS CAMERA! Since buying the last one, I also ended up buying my daughter one for Christmas that she uses all the time. They are amazing little cameras (so amazing that I don't even bother taking my DSLR on vacations with me anymore).


    HERE'S a link to my host site (Smugmug) from our scuba dive in St Thomas last year. There's TONS of pictures that will show you how great the underwater pictures turned out.

    HERE'S some day photo's of us wondering around Puerto Rico. There's a lot of nice, bright pictures in that group.


    It also has a macro function for underwater on it (as well as an action underwater for moving objects).

    Good waterproof camera for our Aruba pictures?-pb182327-copy.jpg <---This photo was taken, in Nassau while snorkeling, of an anemone that was hiding under the backside of a rock under a pier...so it was a little dark.


    Good waterproof camera for our Aruba pictures?-p4201371-copy.jpg <------This anemone was taken in Curacao while diving and out in the open.


    Good waterproof camera for our Aruba pictures?-p5140531.jpg <---This picture is using the tilt-shift mode


    Good waterproof camera for our Aruba pictures?-p5150540.jpg <---This is also tilt-shift mode.


    Hopefully that helps.

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