New waterproof compact camera

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  1. Dazza Cole

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    Hi all, looking to get a point and click for use on holidays and with the kids swimming, so needs to be waterproof. Doing some research have come up with the following potentials, which seem to have little difference between them. Was wondering if anyone had some practical experience of them and any recommendation / specific pros and cons:

    Panasonic DMC FT5
    Olympus TG-830
    Nikon AW-130
    Canon Powershot D30

    Ease of use and image quality, as well as the speed of capture, are key. All meet the waterproof/toughness requirements

    All suggestions gratefully received :))
     
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    Nikon aw-1 has a larger sensor than most of the others and so should provide better image quality. For ruggedness the Olly tough are tried and tested.
     
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    I've just been through all this as we are going off on a snorkelling holiday at the end of August.

    In the end I went for an Olympus TG-4 as it does raw, has a record of being pretty tough, and has a wide aperture. That will make a big difference, especially if you plan to use it underwater.

    The DP review that Shotokan linked to only covers the TG-3 which has just been replaced by the TG-4, though the only major difference is RAW mode.

    If you are not fussed about RAW, the TG-3 is still available at £ 250 lat Jessops - a saving of £50 over the updated model.

    The Nikon AW-1 might have a bigger sensor, but it is double the price.

    If I hadn't got the TG-4, my second choice would have been the Panasonic.

    I spent ages researching all this - good luck with your choice.

    Mike
     
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    Me was looking for something like this also.
     

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