If you’re anything like me, your technology takes a beating. I drop my phone on a daily basis. I have submerged an iTouch in a dorm toilet. My last few cameras have been ruined due to getting beach sand in the lens.
So when the time came to purchase a new, waterproof camera, I knew it would be important to choose a sturdy model that could roll with my clumsy lifestyle.
I first went on Best Buy’s website and scrolled up and down the page with all the waterproof cameras. Being the lady that I am, I was attracted to all the magentas and the blues and the gem-tones but quickly shock my head and went to investigate the most important factor to someone on a college budget: cost.
On attempt two, I visited a good friend of mine… Amazon. I quickly scrolled past the $300s and the $400s… For what I plan to do with the camera, take pictures of my shenanigans aboard kayaks and under waterfalls, a higher priced camera wouldn’t be a sound investment.
The camera I settled for is the Panasonic Lumix. This baby is usable at underwater depths up to 40 feet, durable, easy-to-use, and fits in your back pocket. The Lumix not only has a cool name but take crystal clear pictures that can’t be beat for the $250 price at which I bought it on Amazon.com.
I knew upon using it in the Keys to capture the beautiful reef life that I had made the right decision. The camera comes equipped with a bright yellow floating handle. If you drop it, it won’t become a part of the Little Mermaid’s collection.
Although my version doesn’t come with a fully-functioning GPS system, it does have a 12 megapixel sensor. It also takes a 3968 X 2976 image and records short videos in case I ever find myself in a cage in a shark tank.
And the best part? Mine is a pretty blue!