Waterproof Camera Information North Bend OR
Stop worrying about your camera becoming wet. Waterproof cameras are great for taking pictures in the rain or even underwater! Here you’ll find additional information on waterproof cameras as well as local companies and providers that may help you in your search.
Kits Cameras(503) 786-9494
Kits Camera - Clackamas Promenade 8978 SE Sunnyside Road
Camera World(503) 205-5900
400 SW 6th Ave. & Washington St.
Ritz Camera(503) 283-2788
Jantzen Beach Center 1736-D Jantzen Beach Center
Ritz Camera & Image(503) 282-2646
1241 Lloyd Ctr
Gary & Sandy's Appliance TV's & More(541) 536-5922
51429 Huntington Rd
La Pine, OR
La Pine, OR
Ritz Camera(503) 282-2646
Lloyd Center 1241 Lloyd Center
Ritz Camera(503) 643-5955
Progress Square 8660 SW Scholls Ferry Road
The Shutterbug(503) 639-5088
9708 SW Washington Square Rd
NW Sony Only(503) 224-9400
1610 NW Glisan St
Camera World(503) 241-7979
400 SW 6th Ave
Get Wet: Waterproof Cameras and Housings
Cameras and housings perfect for poolside
ON THE BEACH AND SNORKELING
Spending time on the sandy beach or playing in the waves calls for a compact solution. Ewa-Marine has been supplying flexible bag-like solutions for keeping equipment dry for many years. A popular case is the D-SW, which houses compact digital cameras such as the Canon PowerShot SD800/900 series cameras. The housings are made of flexible, double- laminated PVC, feature a glass port for the lens and can be used to a depth of 33 feet. Access to all camera controls makes these flexible housings a great, lightweight solution for both in and around the sand and water. Estimated Street Price: $160.
A simple solution for taking your point-and-shoot camera to the beach and into shallow water is the Aquapac, a waterproof and PVC-free case with a hard, clear window for the lens. The Aquapac takes most point-and-shoot cameras with no modification, and it's guaranteed to a depth of 15 feet. The flexible material gives you access to all camera controls. Estimated Street Price: $45.
Olympus introduced a line of rugged, waterproof cameras designed to withstand water, shock and freezing cold. Now, water and shock I understand, but I don't think too many folks are going to combine freezing conditions with water, but who am I to say! Olympus' most recent compact wonder is the Stylus 1030 SW. This unique camera is shockproof to 6.6 feet, freezeproof to 14 degrees F and waterproof to 33 feet. It features a 3.6x optical zoom, a handy 28-102mm zoom range (35mm equivalent) and 10.1 megapixels. In addition to its rugged design, perhaps the Stylus 1030 SW's most notable feature is its underwater scene mode. Add up all of these features, and you have the perfect camera for both beach shooting and snorkeling. Add the optional Olympus PT-041 housing, and the Olympus Stylus 1030 SW can be used for scuba diving to a depth of 110 feet! Estimated Street Price: $349 (Olympus Stylus 1030 SW); $209 (Olympus PT-041 housing).
Going Deep: Underwater Photography
New Cameras From SeaLife Make Underwater Photography EasierWith several halls filled with photo equipment it doesn't come as a surprise that Photokina has an underwater world. (With apologies to Kevin Costner -- or is it the other way around?)
This exhibition within and exhibition was surrounded by water tanks with various equipment taking a dive or swim. Some were regular cameras in housings both simple and advanced. Some were compact camera that were also waterproof.
While it seemed that the choice was surrounding your camera with a housing or a compact camera that was also waterproof, the SeaLife booth offered a third option. They were showing two camera systems that were specifically built for being near, or under water.
Their ReefMaster mini is depth rated to 130 feet. While it looks like a ruggedized compact camera, it has oversized buttons like a traditional underwater housing to make operating the camera with gloves on easier.
For the more serious underwater photographer SeaLife showed the DC-800 Pro camera that comes with either one or two external flash units. (You can also get the camera without the external flash.)
As was mentioned by underwater photographers that made presentations at the underwater world stage -- flash is critical for most underwater photography. The DC-800 has specific white balance modes that are up to the challenges of shooting underwater. With settings like Blue Oceans or Rivers/Lakes you'll better color under the sea.
The external flash units have a large power control knob that is easily adjusted while wearing dive gloves. The triggering cable for the flash is an optical connection to assure consistent flash firing.