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Thread: P&S Camera Advice

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Minnesota Canada border

    Default Re: P&S Camera Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by ted4887 View Post
    dropped my camera into the stream this afternoon taking a picture of a trout, and well... I'm fairly certain it won't come back to life.
    Did your camera survive? In case this happens to anyone else, first thing, DO NOT TURN IT ON. If it was on when it went swimming turn it off immediately. Remove the battery and the chip, get as much water out of it as you can, then stick the whole works in white rice. It wouldn't hurt to put it while it's in the rice in then the warmest spot in the house. When it's as dry as it's ever going to get, then see if it survived it. Sometimes you get lucky.

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    Default Re: P&S Camera Advice

    another vote for the pentex optio cameras, well under your 350 range, waterproof, shockproof and they work well. I believe there are several threads about waterproof cameras on the forum and quite a few members with the optios.

    Correction - I bought my w80 for $200 on sale, but it looks like they are at $300 now if you can find them. the WG1 looks interesting, but I don't have one so can't comment on quality.

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