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Old 28-01-20, 10:27 PM   #1
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I'm after a new underwater camera for stills, quite like the look of the Fuji XP130, anyone got any experience with this or any others? The Olympus range look nice but rather too pricey!
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I bought a Fuji for my son a few years back. I can't say he's used it much so can't comment too much but it seems okay. We used to sell a Nikon version but they often come back with water damage. There's a Lumix version too that's priced more in line with the Fuji.

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Old 29-01-20, 09:36 PM   #3
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I bought a Fuji for my son a few years back. I can't say he's used it much so can't comment too much but it seems okay. We used to sell a Nikon version but they often come back with water damage. There's a Lumix version too that's priced more in line with the Fuji.

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Old 30-01-20, 08:03 PM   #4
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Lumix are usually pretty good but both on JL and other places the reviews have been pretty bad. The ones for the Fuji are better but there are complaints about image quality etc., but from my experience of my 6MP cheapo Vivitar, that's often just because you're underwater in the first place.
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Old 31-01-20, 06:21 PM   #5
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The Fuji Cameras seem to be prone to the power button breaking. I picked up an XP off ebay and managed to fix it but haven't tried it underwater yet. I think you need to take care of the seals. Have you considered a Go-Pro or similar? You could grab still from the video.


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Old 31-01-20, 08:23 PM   #6
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Yeah they're pretty much fisheye though, my sister in law uses hers and it's all a bit odd.
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How about an underwater housing for a cheap compact. I'm thinking secondhand.

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I got something like that from Gumtree. Sony Cybershot and case for a whole 20.
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Hmm interesting thought.

So I'm guessing no one here has a Fuji diving camera?
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