I bought a little sports camera, one that would shoot underwater. It was not a Canon, the brand I am used to, and it had some issues I could not easily reconcile, such as micro sd card, and a very small battery with a short life. Still it was fun until it stopped working because water leaked inside it. When it was replaced under warranty I sold it on ebay, and bought the Canon equivalent.
The Canon D20 is waterproof to 10m, and shockproof from 1.5m. It has a normal SD card and the usual battery that holds a good charge. Best of all I already know about the operating system, so it ‘comes naturally’ to me. It arrived last week, I charged the battery, inserted a card, and took it to the beach.
The tide was very very low, a rare sight! Conditions were perfect for swimming, with almost no swell, a good time to practice swimming strokes.
I did not put the camera underwater, but let it get wet from spray as the tiny curlers foamed and splashed. Visibility was poor due to seaweed in the water, so there was no point in looking underneath until things clear up.
Luckily a few waves had just enough energy to carry a person jubilantly towards the shore. After this I ran back to the beach with the camera, then joined in the surfing, in between a bit of freestyle or backstroke.
As we walked home I just had to capture these tropical waterlilies, the pink and blue growing together. It looks as though my new D20 takes great pics!