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I really want to get a new camera specifically for fishing and outdoor use. I was hoping for something waterproof and doesnt get damaged very easily. I was looking at the GoPro but i don't care for making videos, just taking pictures. Right now I really like the Olympus Tough TG3 but was wondering if there were any better options.

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I make a lot of pics with my gopro it has a picture taking feature and I love it!

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What's your price range

$500 for the camera (not including accesories such as memory card, case, etc)

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I've owned a few brands of 35mm reflex digicams over the years, including a Nikon with Nikkor lenses.

Surprisingly, the Nikkor lens was flawed and the Nikon body was problematic.

I migrated back to a Canon 60D, which I use today and highly recommend.

Though it's water-resistant, it's not waterproof, but I store the camera in my Dry Box (which is always on my deck).

 

Roger

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If you have a smart phone look into getting a good waterproof case. Much cheaper and user friendly. Plus it will cut down on stuff to bring.

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If you have a smart phone look into getting a good waterproof case. Much cheaper and user friendly. Plus it will cut down on stuff to bring.

Im currently using a smartphone. I've always enjoyed photography and cameras and wanted something i could have on me and not be worried of it getting it wet or broken

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I should've mentioned that our major interest is wildlife and telephoto zooming, not fish pictures.

I also keep a Galaxy Android S5 in my Dry Box, but never use it for picture-taking 

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I picked up a Fujifilm Finepix XP70 series. It's water, dust & shock resistance. You can sync it to a smart phone for picture transfer to your phone for sharing. I think it was $199. Jeff Howell [00 mod] has one and recommended it. Great little camera that makes a good boat camera without breaking the bank. It's worth taking a look. Works under water to 32 feet.

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I picked up a Fujifilm Finepix XP70 series. It's water, dust & shock resistance. You can sync it to a smart phone for picture transfer to your phone for sharing. I think it was $199. Jeff Howell [00 mod] has one and recommended it. Great little camera that makes a good boat camera without breaking the bank. It's worth taking a look. Works under water to 32 feet.

I'm really interested in this how good is the picture quality?

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That Olympus looks like a nice camera. If you like photography, you need to be able to take a variety of different pictures. The only problem with waterproof cameras is the lack of a good zoom lens. That limits the kind of outdoor photography you can do. The extreme wide angle lens is what makes the GoPro a bad choice for everything except close up photos and close up videos. With a $500 budget, I'd get 2 cameras. One water proof, and one like the Nikon L830 that has a 30X optical zoom. That way you are covered if you want to get a shot of that eagle up in the tree or the big fish your partner got in the front of the boat in the rain. I have a Canon with a 24X zoom I got a few years ago and use it for everything except when It's raining or I'm wading when I carry my waterproof Olympus.

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The Olympus Tough TG-3 is the best all around waterproof camera for photos. Sharp, beautiful photos. Amazing lens. It is also very good at focusing very quickly so you can get that photo in action when you need it

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I'm really interested in this how good is the picture quality?

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Both Jeff And I think the quality is very good. I can send you a few pics if you want. Just pm me .

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I wouldn't trust olympus cameras based on their own employees bad experiences with quality and repair turn around time.

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I picked up a Fujifilm Finepix XP70 series. It's water, dust & shock resistance. You can sync it to a smart phone for picture transfer to your phone for sharing. I think it was $199. Jeff Howell [00 mod] has one and recommended it. Great little camera that makes a good boat camera without breaking the bank. It's worth taking a look. Works under water to 32 feet.

 

 

I'm really interested in this how good is the picture quality?

 

 

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Both Jeff And I think the quality is very good. I can send you a few pics if you want. Just pm me .

 

 

Very good boat camera!  Highly recommended!  Most of the pictures I have ever posted here of fish, has been taken with this camera!

 

Jeff

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Very good boat camera!  Highly recommended!  Most of the pictures I have ever posted here of fish, has been taken with this camera!

 

Jeff

Do you know if it is compatable wit mac?

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I do not know. Don't know why it wouldn't be.

Jeff

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Do you know if it is compatable wit mac?

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It should be because its wifi capable & can sync with I phone.

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I really want to get a new camera specifically for fishing and outdoor use. I was hoping for something waterproof and doesnt get damaged very easily. I was looking at the GoPro but i don't care for making videos, just taking pictures. Right now I really like the Olympus Tough TG3 but was wondering if there were any better options.

 

get the olympus tough.  i love mine.  I've taken it snorkeling, snowboarding, fishing, still ticking.....  h*ll i lost the thing in the little TN river for a solid 10 minutes, found it and kept right on.  super simple to use too.

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Im currently using a smartphone. I've always enjoyed photography and cameras and wanted something i could have on me and not be worried of it getting it wet or broken

Makes sense. I didn't think of the photography aspect of it. Just the fish picture aspect!  :eyebrows:

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 I have the Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video

 

  I purchased this one in 2012 and most every photo & video posted by me here (including Underwater Pictures & Video) was taken with this one.

 

 

Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet.

  • Shockproof if dropped from 5 ft, operating temperature down to 14 degrees F
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation
  • GPS and e-Compass functions
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos

 

There is a newer model but I don't know anything about it. 

 

Regardless,  I love this one.

 

A-Jay

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008JI0R8U/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Well I went to Best Buy today and found the Canon Powershot Sx520 HS marked down from $400 to $200 it is not waterproof which was fine because I only wanted that to take underwater shots of fish, but it is not a deal breaker. I played around with it and and looked up some reviews on my phone and seemed to be pretty good so I bought it. From some of the other features of it, it had seemed it would also be good for other uses. Thanks for all the recommendations every one!!

 

This is the camera I got if anyone is interested: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/canon-powershot-sx520-hs-16-0-megapixel-digital-camera-black/7719029.p?id=1219286766552&skuId=7719029

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