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I have just returned from my grand hiatus and have lots of proof that waterproof cameras kick proverbial a*s. For example, check out this little video (with audio, no less) of bedload transport in Travertine Grotto:



    • High Plains rifter
    • Posted September 9, 2008 at 9:10 PM
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    Looks great! But why did you choose that particular make and model? I may be in the market for an upgrade, so inquiring minds want to know.

  1. Note: there is a better clip of the bedload on You Tube in my drpkhouse account.

    I went for the Pentax because of price, size, and resolution. I also liked the overall design more than an Olympus that I checked out. Battery power isn’t great, but the batteries are small and there are some longer-life versions (non-Pentax) available.

    I nearly got a formal waterproof case for my Canon Digital, but it cost nearly as much as a new camera.

    Now I have lugged this camera around in the field for a total of three weeks, I am quite happy with it overall. It is taking time to adjust to not having a view finder (more than once, I have crammed the thing up against my face), but this is minor in the end.

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