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Old 05-18-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Help with camera purchase

Was hoping people could steer me towards a camera that is inexpensive, easy to use, yet will take decent pictures of corals and allow for the pictures to not come out saturated in blue from reef lighting. I'm a camera noob so please keep it simple lol!
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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To tell the truth I have had some expensive cams in the past and I find that everyone's tank is different with different room and tank lighting

In the end I sold all my cams as I found my iphone 5 takes better pictures and videos

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My you tube videos are also high grade

If you want point and shot some of the phone cams are as good as some of the cheaper cams
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I use this-
Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot D10 12.1 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD: Camera & Photo

You can fully submerge it and take close ups, which IMO is ideal for a reef.
As far as the blue, you need only to adjust the white balance.
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Thanks for the replies! I currently only use an iPhone for pics and want to try something else.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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I use this-
Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot D10 12.1 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD: Camera & Photo

You can fully submerge it and take close ups, which IMO is ideal for a reef.
As far as the blue, you need only to adjust the white balance.
Pretty funny cuz I hadn't even thought of using a waterproof one. I was planning on pics through a coral viewer with a standard camera. Last time I took pics underwater scuba diving was before the digital camera days lol.
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