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Camera question for all of you photographers. Answered

I’m getting ready to do some traveling, and I’m looking for a camera that can hold up to a beating. I need a digital camera that can be submerged in at least 20 feet of water, be buried in sand, and has at least a 5x zoom. Iv seen this one, http://www.hammacher.com/publish/11169.asp , but I’m wondering what else is out there. Now I’m not planning on putting the camera through all of that, but I don’t want to take any chances of killing my camera out in the middle of nowhere. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Guys.

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unklstuart (author)2009-06-06

Here are 2 but I'm not sure of the picture quality. There are more out there.

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW has a 3.6x zoom and is waterproof to 33 feet - http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1363
More choices at that link too.

Pentax Optio W60, waterproof to 13 feet but has a 5x zoom -

Disposable digital cameras might serve your purpose, might not have zoom but are hackable.

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lemonie (author)2009-06-05

Try this review on "tough" cameras:
The show did give them a good beating-up.


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