Help!! Questions about Underwater housing for digital camera
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Otherwise most every camera needs at least some customization because it's a different size, or lens is in a different place, buttons move/controls change. Ikelite seems like the closest thing to what you're talking about. They seem to reuse similar designs as much as possible but still have to design housings for each camera they want to support.
I have a $300 ikelite housing for my $300 camera. I have no real complaints about my housing. It is rugged, has access to all controls, and is snazzy looking
Thanks for your answers, we are thinking about this new innovative product but before implementing it we would like to deeply understand the customer needs!!
Could you help us replying to some or all (it would be great ) of our questions!!!!
THANKS A LOT!!!
We hope we will find a solution cheaper and more comfortable than now!!!
We are two students trying to improve the housing of digital cameras, so that you can use it without taking care about the type. We want to create an universal one.
We would be very pleased if you could answer some of our questions!
When do you use an Underwaterhousing for Digital Cameras?
When diving at a special location (NC, Caribean)
How often do you use it?
Usually once a year, for 4 days to a week
Which problem do you have when using it?
Case fogging, not much of a problem
What do you like about this product?
I can take pictures underwater
What donít you like when using it?
What should be improved?
What issues do you consider when purchasing the product?
Price & practically of use
How much do you want to pay for it at maximum?
How often do you buy a new digital camera and how much money do you spend on a digital camera?
Every few years, up to $400.
Thank a lot!
Guys, not sure how this questionaire will help. Underwater picture taking falls in several groups. First Film vs. Digital. Second, cheap vs. moderate vs. expensive.
My first camera was cheap, Ikelite using disposable camera. It stunk. Through a Ikelite program, I upgraded to the Ikelite Auto 35. Not much better. I recently bought a Canon S1-IS with the Canon Case (camera $300, case $150). Great setup, case has a button for every digital camera button. However, Underwater pictures were not as great as the Ikelite Auto-35. I have much to learn.
Regardless, the reason for my long winded response is I am taking pictures in the cheap to moderate priced category. If a serious photogragher responds, you will get different responses. They will spend several thousand dollars on a camera and case.
At this time, I can not afford that commitment. Plus, if one of my cases flooded, my response on the product would be slighted.
Good luck with your study. You may want to ask more focused questions - Tom