Underwater P&S?

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Ron Kruger
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Underwater P&S?
Jan 10, 2011

I started playing around with a 12 MP underwater P&S in freshwater streams and rivers last summer and sold some shots from it right away.

I bought it as a cheap way to investigate underwater light, figuring I would upgrade to a more professional quality underwater camera later, but I find the protability from this pocket camera a major advantage, and, surprisingly, the IQ is adaquate for reproduction.

But I have two problems with it. The biggest is composing pictures. Using live-view on the LCD is akward enough in the first place (this is the first P&S I've owned), but when holding it underwater, I can't see it at all. I have to point and guess. An underwater P&S with a tilt/swivel LCD would be great, but I haven't come across one.

The other is the shutter lag--very annoying--especially for fish swimming around.

I suppose shutter lag is an unavoidable nature of the beast, although I understand some models have shorter lag, but if I could just find one with a tilt LCD, I'd be pleased.
Any suggestions?
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