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Best waterproof camera for hiking, beach and snorkeling

by kountry001 / August 9, 2015 2:40 PM PDT

I'm looking for a great, reasonably priced all-around camera to take pics (not video) for use hiking, snorkeling (no diving) and while lounging at the beach. Currently debating between TG-4, Panasonic DMC-T6 & Coolpix aw130. Thoughts or other suggestions?


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Clarification Request
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 10, 2015 7:51 AM PDT

Please clarify the cameras:

Make and Model


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by kountry001 / August 10, 2015 9:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Waterproof

Olympus TG-4
Panasonic DMC-T6
Nikon Coolpix AW130

Welcome any other suggestions of a point and shoot, under $400, that takes clear pictures underwater, and has a viewfinder that can be seen in sunlight.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 11, 2015 11:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Models

The Panasonic DMC-T6 is not a camera.

It appears to be an accessory included in an accessories package.

Don't know which accessory.

Check your list of cameras.

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Clarification Request
Why the aw130?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2015 8:08 AM PDT
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Why not the AW130?
by kountry001 / August 10, 2015 9:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Why the aw130?

Don't really care about the diving depth as I won't be diving, but I heard it's an all-around good camera. Can you explain why not the AW130?

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You would have to answer why not.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2015 9:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Why not the AW130?

As to underwater clear pictures. Well, after many years of that I accepted that some clarity is lost. The optics are clearly different but you may find new photogs that expected instant results. It's digital so instead of burning film you take a lot of shots and see what you like later for cheap.

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Drift Stealth 2
by ThomasGrimms / August 13, 2015 4:52 PM PDT

If you need a 'reasonably priced' camera I would suggest Drift Stealth 2. You would need an additional case to make it fully water proof, but it's cheap. Additionally, this camera is small and aerodynamic, which might be important during e.g. snorkeling.

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