G-Series (or other P&S) recommendations for underwater

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
kona_moon Regular Member • Posts: 200
Consider Olympus Tough TG2

I had a G9 with Canon underwater housing.  The underwater housing worked great, but I was not happy with the picture quality of G9.  G9 thru G12 used the 1/1.7" CCD sensor.  It's strange to read that G7 is fine except it does not support RAW, becasue the IQ of G7 thru -12 is not that great, RAW or JPEG.  I ended up using Pentax Optio WG-series "waterproof" camera, because it is hassle-free (no housing req'd) and IQ was better than G9 with housing.

If you are diving deep, then by all means get an underwater housing.  But if you are snorkeling, or not diving deeper than 50 ft, then I suggest you look into newer "waterproof P&S", e.g., Olympus Tough TG2 (less than $350 new).

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