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The Nature Conservancy is asking for your help in picking the winners of their 5th Annual Photo Contest. From now through February 7th you can vote for your favorites from the top 13 photos. Note that the email address field at the end can be left blank.

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Digital cameras are risky to use in water, as they will malfunction. This deprives those who love diving and spending time in water, the pleasure of taking photographs underwater as well as around water (in the fear that the camera might fall into water and malfunction). Therefore, waterproof digital cameras also called underwater cameras, provide a chance to photograph the underwater world which would have been otherwise inaccessible with normal digital cameras.

The following is a list of some waterproof digital cameras that are commonly used for underwater photography.

The first one of waterproof digital cameras reviewed is Sea and Sea DX-1 G Compact Digital 10.0 MP camera with underwater housing set. This waterproof digital camera has ten megapixels (which is pretty good photo quality), a polycarbonate underwater housing (which makes it waterproof) and a ‘sea and sea’ mode which optimizes digital photography under water. It also has some other features that are advanced, such as manual control over exposure and focus, an extra flash light and the camera also has the ability to shoot videos.

Intevac IC700 7.0 MP Digital Camera with Underwater housing falls under waterproof digital cameras, which provides a pretty good image quality (with seven megapixels) and is affordable as it is under the $300 price range. It is considered a good waterproof camera and is rated for underwater photography to a depth of 180 feet. To emphasize this opinion, the camera comes with features such as macro mode with a built in flash which can reach up to about five feet when underwater.

Olympus SW series may be the best well rounded waterproof camera at the moment. This camera completed with 10 Megapixels, ISO1600, and a 3.6x optical zoom feature and you could diving with this camera as depth as 6.6 feet.

Pentax Optio W30 is another waterproof digital camera design you should consider. Released with 7MP – ISO1600 and 3x optical zoom image recording feature, Optio W30 supported with both SD and SDHC, videos in this model is of 640×480 in MOV QuickTime MJPEG format.

Another one of waterproof digital cameras is Sealife SL320 Reef Master Mini underwater digital camera. Weighing about eight ounces, and being a compact camera, this is very useful for those who want a light weight, easy to use waterproof digital camera. The camera has underwater exposure and sea modes and has six megapixels. The shutter speed of this camera is within a range of 1/60th to 1/1000th of a second. This waterproof digital camera has a rating of 130 feet depth for underwater photography.

With an underwater photography rating of 50 feet depth, VuPoint DC-WPC-ST531TBLK-VP Underwater digital camera is another recommended waterproof digital camera. It has five megapixels and also has video capturing ability. It features digital zooming and has the ability to shoot in macro settings and control aperture settings. Also, it is less expensive compared to other waterproof digital cameras.

One of the best designed waterproof digital camera for up to 5feet depth of water is Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1. With 4GB memory card, and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 at 640×480 powers, the Xacti E1 could work with an approximate record time over 5 hours. This small and easy to handle video camera also offers a solid 5x optical zoom with a 6MP CCD at up to ISO1600 power for still images, so beside video you can also take a pictures every moment. With flip out view screen and special key feature of this video digital camera will saves you from the risk of bumping in underwater objects while diving around.

By choosing wisely from the wide range of good waterproof digital cameras available in today’s market, you can chose a good quality waterproof digital camera at an affordable price, to make the next underwater experience – an unforgettable one.

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