[Coral-List] working uw digital camera advice

Sonia Rowley srowley at hawaii.edu
Wed Aug 15 12:37:39 EDT 2012

Hi Bill

I've been using the CANON IXUS (powershot) 980 + 900 back up since
2009. The back up is really for long research trips to remote
locations. With either set up you can get external lenses (INON) which
for me have been worth their weight in gold. My research is on
gorgonian corals within the Indo-Pacific and the wide angle attachment
is fantastic. The cameras can, if you push it, get ~2 cm away from the
object without an additional lens, nevertheless a macro lens is
available and works a treat, the fish eye is amazing too. You can get
amazing results with these little things, check out this site and ask
Qs, they are very helpful.


Hope that helps


On 8/15/12, Steve Dalton <sdalton at nmsc.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi Bill, not sure if you will find a compact digital stills camera that
> does not have a lag on the shutter, a digital SLR doesn't. I would
> recommend a Canon G12 or similar. I am still impressed with the Olympus
> 5050 for image shot quality and functionality, has a lag though and no
> longer available but you might find one online ex stock.
> cheers
> steve
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