Digital Waterproof Camera

Digital Waterproof Camera

Post by dtr.. » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 09:26:16


I grabbed the Oregon Scientific waterproof video cam that was in the
last Windsurfing Magazine and have been having a lot of fun with it
down in Florida this week. Between shooting the kids in the pool and
watching hot overweight I am while sailing, it's a killer product and
you can't beat the price.

Pros - low price, mounting options, ease of use

Cons - slow USB transfer speeds, narrow field of view and it doesn't
float. ;-)

 
 
 

Digital Waterproof Camera

Post by Michae » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 10:31:49


Quote:
> I grabbed the Oregon Scientific waterproof video cam that was in the
> last Windsurfing Magazine and have been having a lot of fun with it
> down in Florida this week. Between shooting the kids in the pool and
> watching hot overweight I am while sailing, it's a killer product and
> you can't beat the price.

> Pros - low price, mounting options, ease of use

> Cons - slow USB transfer speeds, narrow field of view and it doesn't
> float. ;-)

I've ordered the Oregon Scientific cam myself, and am planning on
augmenting the *** headband with a goodly amount of duct tape,
which will probably be easier on my helmet than on my head.  :)

 
 
 

Digital Waterproof Camera

Post by Craig Goudi » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 12:05:57

I also have this "Camera".  Made for some interesting ski footage this
season.  You'd be amazed at what people will do when you have a camera stuck
to your helmet.

I wish the design would have go up to 60 or even 120
frames per second (30 is it's max).  Not much potential
for good slow motion at 30 FPS.

-Craig


Quote:
>I grabbed the Oregon Scientific waterproof video cam that was in the
> last Windsurfing Magazine and have been having a lot of fun with it
> down in Florida this week. Between shooting the kids in the pool and
> watching hot overweight I am while sailing, it's a killer product and
> you can't beat the price.

> Pros - low price, mounting options, ease of use

> Cons - slow USB transfer speeds, narrow field of view and it doesn't
> float. ;-)


 
 
 

Digital Waterproof Camera

Post by grayso » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 12:38:29

does the olympus stylus 770SW have a remote control, either standard
or as an accessory?  when shopping for a point&shoot digicam last year
i was amazed at how few have a remote control option for shooting.
this was standard fare for two earlier model olympus point&shoot
cameras i've owned (one digital, one not).  typical use of the remote
is as a much easier replacement for self-timer when you want to be in
the picture.  but for windsurfing uses with a waterproof camera (or a
camera with a separate waterproof housing) it'd really open up
possibilities for mast-mount, boom mount, board-mount, etc.  does
anybody know of a good camera for this purpose, *with* a remote
accessory available?

i'm also very intrigued by the oregon scientific ATC2K waterproof
video camera, but it too seems to lack the remote control option,
which again means no mast-mount, boom-mount, or board-mount unless it
has a pretty freaking long recording time.  what recording time do you
get with a 2GB card at its highest resolution setting?  i even emailed
oregon scientific last week to ask about the remote control option,
but haven't heard anything back.  for video, the remote would need at
least two buttons:  "start recording" and "stop recording".  i'm still
hoping for the perfect on-water camera for still shots and/or video.

 
 
 

Digital Waterproof Camera

Post by snowygu » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 20:50:46


Quote:
> does the olympus stylus 770SW have a remote control, either standard
> or as an accessory?  when shopping for a point&shoot digicam last year
> i was amazed at how few have a remote control option for shooting.
> this was standard fare for two earlier model olympus point&shoot
> cameras i've owned (one digital, one not).  typical use of the remote
> is as a much easier replacement for self-timer when you want to be in
> the picture.  but for windsurfing uses with a waterproof camera (or a
> camera with a separate waterproof housing) it'd really open up
> possibilities for mast-mount, boom mount, board-mount, etc.  does
> anybody know of a good camera for this purpose, *with* a remote
> accessory available?

> i'm also very intrigued by the oregon scientific ATC2K waterproof
> video camera, but it too seems to lack the remote control option,
> which again means no mast-mount, boom-mount, or board-mount unless it
> has a pretty freaking long recording time.  what recording time do you
> get with a 2GB card at its highest resolution setting?  i even emailed
> oregon scientific last week to ask about the remote control option,
> but haven't heard anything back.  for video, the remote would need at
> least two buttons:  "start recording" and "stop recording".  i'm still
> hoping for the perfect on-water camera for still shots and/or video.

How much are you people paying for this equipment?  You don't seem to
want to advertise how expensive it is.
 
 
 

Digital Waterproof Camera

Post by grayso » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:36:33


Quote:
> How much are you people paying for this equipment?  You don't seem to
> want to advertise how expensive it is.

don't know about the olympus stylus 770SW, but oregon scientific's
ATC2K costs $129 without memory card.  add $70 or so for a 2GB memory
card.  details at the below link:

http://www2.oregonscientific.com/shop/product.asp?cid=20&scid=77&pid=...

i'd buy one today if it had a remote control option.  but for now i'm
holding out, hoping they add that in a future iteration.

 
 
 

Digital Waterproof Camera

Post by weed.. » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 04:07:52

The Olympus Stylus 770SW retails for around $369.00


Quote:

> > How much are you people paying for this equipment? ?You don't seem to
> > want to advertise how expensive it is.

> don't know about the olympus stylus 770SW, but oregon scientific's
> ATC2K costs $129 without memory card. ?add $70 or so for a 2GB memory
> card. ?details at the below link:

> http://www2.oregonscientific.com/shop/product.asp?cid=20&scid=77&pid=...

> i'd buy one today if it had a remote control option. ?but for now i'm
> holding out, hoping they add that in a future iteration.

 
 
 

Digital Waterproof Camera

Post by cosmicharli » Sat, 31 Mar 2007 20:24:38


Quote:
> The Olympus Stylus 770SW retails for around $369.00



> > > How much are you people paying for this equipment? ?You don't seem to
> > > want to advertise how expensive it is.

> > don't know about the olympus stylus 770SW, but oregon scientific's
> > ATC2K costs $129 without memory card. ?add $70 or so for a 2GB memory
> > card. ?details at the below link:

> >http://www2.oregonscientific.com/shop/product.asp?cid=20&scid=77&pid=...

> > i'd buy one today if it had a remote control option. ?but for now i'm
> > holding out, hoping they add that in a future iteration.

grayson, that's a pretty good price.  I have a Canon WP-1 analogue
that's guaranteed to 30 ft.  It's remarkably clear under water.  I'ld
like to see the pictures this ATC2K  takes.
 
 
 

Digital Waterproof Camera

Post by grayso » Sun, 01 Apr 2007 08:32:40


Quote:
> grayson, that's a pretty good price.  I have a Canon WP-1 analogue
> that's guaranteed to 30 ft.  It's remarkably clear under water.  I'ld
> like to see the pictures this ATC2K  takes.

the ATC2K is a video camera, not a still camera.  i don't believe it
takes still shots at all, but i could be wrong.
 
 
 

Digital Waterproof Camera

Post by M. Gun » Mon, 02 Apr 2007 01:34:01



Quote:
> Works reasonably well for Snow skiing.
> I've bolted mine to my helmet (rather than use the cheesy
> strap).  We'll see how it works for Windsurfing.

OK, now don't shoot the messenger because of the KS content, but some of the
most impressive POV waterproof shots I've seen recently are at this site:

<http://www.camrig.com/photos.php>

The wave shots at Waddell are incredible!

mo
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