View Full Version : Waterproof Compact for Novice

15-07-12, 02:11 PM
We are holidaying in Galapagos shortly and are looking for a waterproof camera which which can use both for underwater shots and land, specifically birds and animals, and have been looking at the Panasonic FT20. Our photography experience is limited pretty well to point and shoot but we would like to get some quality shots of our holiday without spending a fortune on a camera. Are we looking in the right direction or is there something else that we should be considering.


Chris Cool
16-07-12, 11:10 AM
Hi and welcome.

Why not take a look at the WDC roundup of waterproof cameras.

2012 test (http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/videos/reviews/533893/waterproof-cameras-group-test-2012.html)

Sample images (http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/galleries/sample-images/canon/34521/1/waterproof-camera-group-test-sample-image-gallery.html)

2011 test (last years models a bit cheaper) (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q311waterproofcompactgrouptest)

And don't forget. Post processing is an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with your camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are 32 video tutorials (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/) to get you started. The most useful is the Adjusting levels (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/06_Levels/06_Levels.html) and for even more adjustment. The Curves tool (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/07_Curves/07_Curves.html) is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster). My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever :cool: