I wanted a digital camera that could not only take photos on the land, but I wanted one that would take photos underwater as well.
I did a search to see if it was something I could really buy, or something I made up in my head.
I came across a slew of digital underwater cameras, all though had two problems. The first problem I encountered was the fact that many digital underwater cameras were way too expensive. The second problem I encountered with lower end underwater cameras was the fact that none of them came with a battery charger. Many of them took AA batteries, and to be honest I did not want to deal with buying batteries on a constant.
Finally I came across the ultimate soultion, which is in my opinion the ultimate camera. At 10.1 megapixels, the Olympus Stylus 1030SW could not only take photos on land, but also in water at depths up to 33 feet! Not only that it came with a rechargeable litium ion battery!
I didnt even hesitate on purchasing this one. This camera seemed like it was exactly what I would need for my upcoming trip to the Bahamas.
This was the first and only digital camera that takes underwater photos that did not require the seprate purchase of an underwater housing case. Straight up this camera can be plopped into the water with no fear of damage.
Besides that though it is also being named the indestructable camera, because you can drop it to the ground up to 6 feet without any damage. You can also step on it, as it will support up to 220 pounds of pressure.
The camera itself has a slew of features besides just taking photos underwater though. You have modes such as panorama, indoor, night, available light, underwater, underwater macro, candle, fireworks, sunset, and many many more features.
Panorama has to be by far my favorite feature built into the camera. It allows you to combine up to 3 photos for a gorgeous panoramic view of the scene. This mode takes photos like never before, and it's very cool.
Picture quality in my opinion is superb, clean and sharp in every mode.
Besides great picture quality, the camera can also take underwater videos, and land video.
There is just so much to do with this camera, since owning it I discover something new about it nearly everytime I turn it on. From being able to edit photos right on the camera, to adding voice to pictures. It's seriously a cutting edge camera that is sure to please novie to advanced users.
I had no issues with taking photos underwater phots either. I added some personal photos for you to view as well.
The camera also comes with photo editing software which is very cool, and you should upload it and use it. It really will take photos to the next level allowing you to adjust brightness, color, and everything else that may be flawing a photo.
Overall the Olympus 1030SW Waterproof Digital Camera is the best digital camera I have ever had.
You can pick one up at Circuit Cuty for around $342. I highly recommend this camera to those looking to take beautiful photos land or sea. A must have for those vacationing.