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flooded g-10

Discussion in 'The Canon Corner' started by coralcruiser, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. slowhands

    slowhands Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    I had the G11 for a while, but found it was not as good as the Canon S90, so I sold the G11 and used the S90 in a cheap Canon housing. Can't beat the price and tiny size, fits in a BC pocket. (The G12 is very similar to the G11.) I would suggest you look at the Canon S95 rather than G series if you want to stay with Canon. It has a very bright lens, same sensor and image quality as the G12, and good macro. It's better on wide too, just a quirk of how the G series lens moves when zooming makes it not so good at wide, in a housing.

    I find the S90 dandy fine, but moved on to an Olympus XZ1 because it's even better. It's an especially a good buy with the Olympus housing (better quality than the Canon housings by far, I suspect made by Sea&Sea). You do get what you pay for, the recsea housings are very nice, but given the obsolescence factor I opted for a budget Olympus solution. Check out the Olympus forum for more if you want to follow up. The Panasonic LX5 is great too, but you need a recsea or other pro housing for it, so the Olympus fit my needs better.
    Jun Lao likes this.
  2. coralcruiser

    coralcruiser Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chandler, Arizona
    The LX-5 and E-PM1 seem to both be topping my list of choices right now.... the lx-5 is much cheaper but the housing is more $$ so when all is said and done, cost should be about the same with either outfit.

    Good thing I have time before my next trip to make my decision and play with it on land just to get used to the settings. :)
  3. Hetland

    Hetland Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gulf of Mexico
    Love my G11 in my Canon housing, but I shoot video too, so I'll be moving to a S100 as soon as my money allows.

    The G cameras will focus a little closer than the S cameras in macro mode (check the specs), but the S cameras have a faster lens, and other than a longer zoom (which you wouldn't use underwater anyway) the specs are pretty much identical to the G's of the same generation. The G cameras also don't do well with wide angle lenses compared to the S series.
    Gilligan likes this.

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