Trying the New Camera

I bought a little sports camera, one that would shoot underwater. It was ย 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.

very very low tide

very very low tide

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.

still a way to go!

still a way to go!

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.

tropical lilies

tropical lilies

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!

35 thoughts on “Trying the New Camera

  1. Doesn’t it! Added to which, it’s a safe camera to take for walks on the beach or clambering around the rocks – safe if you should encounter a rogue wave, or fall โ€ฆ How enterprising of you to on-sell the replacement camera ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I had not sold anything on ebay before so it was a learning curve … all successful and with the $50 cashback Canon promotion the new camera only cost me $60 … a bargain. It feels very solid so you are right, good for the rocks too ๐Ÿ˜€

    • thanks for your vote of confidence Debra, I have just realised that we no longer have our snorkels and masks … so when we replace them I will get out there on a calm day!

      On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 5:40 PM, dadirridreaming wrote:


  3. I love the pics and info about your new camera. I know the G.O is doing gis usual extensive research as he would like a new camera, and I don’t think he’s thought of this option but it’s great, and I’ll get him to look into the Canon D20’s and if it’s not what he wants I might just get it myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I am really pleased, little, tough and practical, I took some great macros today as we drove home from Green Cape and stopped in the heathland ๐Ÿ™‚

      On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 4:55 PM, dadirridreaming wrote:


    • thanks ad, there are lots of pretty subjects here for the camera, and I am getting used to it … i was using it ont he weekend down at Green Cape too, it does good macros!

      On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:57 AM, dadirridreaming wrote:


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