Cannon Powershot D30 -- Been waiting 25 Years for this!!!

Started Feb 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Cannon Powershot D30 -- Been waiting 25 Years for this!!!

karen8888 wrote:

Finally, a caseless underwater camera that I can take on all my dives - soooo excited!! Going diving in 2 weeks -- wish I could get my hands on one today!

Would have liked to try out the previous D20 - but 33 feet (why cannon -- so random) Dives are usually 45 and 85 ===> 33' just doesn't cut it.

Anyone else feel the same??

At 33ft the pressure is about 29PSI.  At 85ft that increases to about 52PSI.  The challenges of designing a camera to withstand the latter are considerable and the resulting device and its seals would have to be considerably strengthened and as a result be heavier and more expensive.  This perhaps helps explain why serious underwater photography is usually done with specialist housings.

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