Originally Posted by Halcyon1
Thanks for the great vid. I'll be in that neck of the woods in June/July this year so your clip has made me even more stoked.
I have used the Xacti for a couple of years and thought it was okay: it's pretty robust and waterproof to 10feet. I got it before the GoPro's were available.
I've seen some amazing footage from GoPro's in all environments. My brother flies a small aircraft and gets incredible footage from a GoPro attached outside his plane.
For our trip I considered getting a GoPro but decided against it. The main reason being that you cannot monitor your shots without an external monitor attached - which would make it challenging for any sailing/diving application.
I decided to try the Nikon Coolpix AW110:
This camera has a couple of features that I thought would make it more versatile for my needs i.e. aquatic action and tourist crap.
The camera is waterproof to 59'; shockproof to 6.6'; it has a built-in GPS - so you can sort images/vids by location etc.; you can download a free app to your phone or tablet that will enable you to see your image and activate your camera from your phone/tablet (you can even use the zoom function).
I haven't used the camera yet so I can't vouch for it, but I am looking forward to trying it out.