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Small Waterproof Digital Camera

For anyone looking for a compact, waterproof digital camera to use on your boat, the Olympus Stylus 1050 SW is on sale with a 2 GB card for just $172.

It's a 10.1 MP camera with 3.0x optical zoom. I've got the older model, a 1030 SW, which I use on my boat as a day-to-day boat camera. Waterproof to 30' or so too.

For more info, click HERE
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Thanks for posting that. I'd seen that camera (or another model of the same) about a year ago and couldn't remember what it was called.

It's a dynamite little item.

I'm going to buy one to supplement my Nikon D-300 for adverse weather applications.
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Hey SD,

Do you know much about that vendor? I'm not familiar with "dealmac". Are they reputable in your experience? thanks.
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Looks like a winner!

I recently purchased the Olympus 1030 SW, closer to $400 with the extra battery pack, charger and 4G card.

It is 10.3 MP and looks a bit more rugged than the model shown, it also is rated to 33' underwater instead of 10' like the SW 1050.

I have been very happy with the 1030, it's been snorkeling also 300' up on my kite camera rig!!
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For anyone looking for a compact, waterproof digital camera to use on your boat, the Olympus Stylus 1050 SW is on sale with a 2 GB card for just $172.

It's a 10.1 MP camera with 3.0x optical zoom. I've got the older model, a 1030 SW, which I use on my boat as a day-to-day boat camera. Waterproof to 30' or so too.

For more info, click HERE
Can you take it snorkeling? Or is that not really a good use for it?

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I got a Sealife camera for diving and snorkeling. Went dead after one dive trip where we went no deeper than 55 ft (nowhere near the 130ft. limit for the camera). Sent it to the shop for the warranty work and it still isnt fixed. A waste of money.
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Dealmac isn't the vendor... Newegg.com is... and they're a vendor I've used for over five years, and quite good IMHO.

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Do you know much about that vendor? I'm not familiar with "dealmac". Are they reputable in your experience? thanks.
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Yes, you can use it snorkeling... at least the 1030 SW can be... I don't own the 1050, so can't speak for it personally.

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Dog - I bought the 1030 also about a month ago. Its a great camera for on the boat use. And I can actually see the LCD screen in the sun with sun glasses on. I think Doggie is right, the 1050 is less robust than the 1030.
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Just checked Olympus's website...the 1050 is good for 10', like some of the earlier models were... the 1030 is good for 33'. The 1030 is also shock proof to 6.5' rather than just 5', and rated as crushproof with a weight rating of 220 lbs, which the 1050 isn't. The 1030 also has a slightly greater zoom range, 3.6x versus 3.0x on the 1050.

Still, not a bad camera, and can take most of what using it on a boat will throw at it...
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