/ Waterproof Camera

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GerM - on 07 Jan 2014
I'm looking to buy a new waterproof camera. Have had a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10, which has served me well, but is now giving up the ghost due to general abuse. It's taken some decent pictures, and does well in good light, but have found it wanting in low light conditions.

Looking around 150, waterpoofness (inc underwater), low temperature operation, and ability to take halfway decent photos in low light (including underground) in a convenient size are ideally what I'm looking for.

Any recommendations welcome, but any tips on what features/abilities to look out for when I'm trawling through the mass of choices is just as, if not even more useful.
In reply to GerM:

I enjoyed testing this one http://www.redbull.com/en/adventure/stories/1331609594858/rugged-waterproof-camera-fuji-finepix-xp20... (link at the bottom to a collection of pics I snapped with it). It's meant to be cold resistant too, although I didn't get to try it in winter.
GerM - on 07 Jan 2014
In reply to TobyA:

Looks good, def an option. Tried any shooting in the dark?
The Experiment - on 07 Jan 2014
In reply to GerM:

My Fuji finepix finally gave up the ghost this year after a good 18 months of abuse, recording coasteering at work, so submerged in saltwater alot of the time. I,ve replaced it with a Pentax WG10 which has much better picture quality and I've also been using it to freedive with down to about 10m so I am well impressed so far.

Worth taking the time after using it in the sea to soak what ever camera in fresh water. I known a few people who have issues with salt crystals building up in the buttons and any camera which has an automatic sliding lense cover doesn't seem to last very long.

Hope that helps!
In reply to GerM:

It was actually pretty dark when I took this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/toby-northern_light/9612456923/in/set-72157635274249964 and this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/toby-northern_light/9612415083/in/set-72157635274249964. Didn't have a tripod though, just balanced it on a stone or wall etc. difficult in the first one because it was so windy!
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Aye_Right on 07 Jan 2014
In reply to GerM:

I've got a Pentax Optio W90 in green with memory card, charger and two batteries. In good condition. Would sell for 80 posted.

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