I've dropped it to the repair shop last Monday. The repair guy texted me on Tuesday, saying that they couldn't repair it because...they no longer had the spareparts. What the #3!$?
Anyway, now that I have a new hobby of going underwater, I think I should buy a waterproof camera. The camera housing for diving purposes is too expensive. So I'm thinking to have a waterproof camera just for snorkeling events. Below are my current sources of constant headache, sleepless nights and wishful thinking.
1. Pentax Optio WG-2
Photo taken from here. You can also read its features there.
This will go in accordance with my red Pentax K-x DSLR camera. They'd be like brothers (or sisters). Since I called my red K-x Merah, I'd have no problem to find a name for this cutie (Delima!). Pentax also released this camera type with GPS, but the one with GPS is not available in red. Alas, woe is me. Price: Rp 3,190,000 with 4GB memory card in Oktagon and JPC Kemang
2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3/FT3
Photo found here
The picture is of an orange Panasonic Lumix. But it's also available in red too. In terms of specs it ranks above Optio WG-2, which means more numbers on the price tag. I've never used a Panasonic camera, although I was familiar with the voice recorder (which lasted for around 5 years, quite durable).
I checked Oktagon and they no longer have this type. They have a newer version (Panasonic DMC TS-4/FT4, which is priced at Rp 3,950,000, with 4 GB memory card and pouch). Meanwhile, JPC Kemang offers it for Rp 3,965,000 with 4 GB memory card and pouch. Does it mean the FT3 is cheaper now? *optimism brews*
3. Olympus Tough TG-810
The reviews is positive but never tried an Olympus before, so a little bit doubt. Oktagon has the latest version of TG 820 at Rp 3,380,000 plus 8 GB memory card, while JPC Kemang also offers TG 820 at Rp 3,450,000 plus 8 GB memory card. The TG 820 is also available in red! Be still my heart.
4. Nikon Coolpix AW100
Taken from here
I tried one of the Coolpix series. I know the quality of Nikon. But not really sure about this waterproof one. Anyone ever try this camera? So far it's the lowest priced in this group. Price: Rp 2,640,000 in Oktagon and JPC Kemang