waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 1:25 am

I know it's technically photography, but posting here as it can be of use to all, I know for one I always have an old digi camera in my tacklebag, this one seems handy enough, only 50 blips.... and waterprooof..wonder if it is sandproof/mackeral guts proof...

http://www.aldi.ie/ie/html/offers/speci ... _27036.htm

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 8:25 am

Looks alright, cheers for the link.

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 8:52 am

Cheap camera! Worth an experiment (if I wasn't inthe process of a change)
One thing - I could see it eating batteries. Best get some rechargeable AAA batteries as well.

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 12:25 pm

I just got another gopro the other day, but had I seen this I'd probably have gotten it instead,tis just for yak and tacklebag really, ain't got any basejumping planned for the foreseeable future.

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 2:06 pm

reviews of the MAGINON Underwater Cameras here:
http://ballinamalibuclub.org/newsletter ... letter.pdf
and here: http://www.ciao.co.uk/sr/q-maginon+splash+80

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 2:33 pm

spindlefist wrote:I just got another gopro the other day, but had I seen this I'd probably have gotten it instead,tis just for yak and tacklebag really, ain't got any basejumping planned for the foreseeable future.


This really is "developing" into a photography thread, but anyway.... was thinking of a GoPro for the boat and other damp activities, but then i started looking around at ruggedised pocket cameras and now I'm not so sure. Is the GoPro worth the money d'yethink? Is it OK as a general camera or too specialised?

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 3:08 pm

Hugo wrote:
spindlefist wrote:I just got another gopro the other day, but had I seen this I'd probably have gotten it instead,tis just for yak and tacklebag really, ain't got any basejumping planned for the foreseeable future.


This really is "developing" into a photography thread, but anyway.... was thinking of a GoPro for the boat and other damp activities, but then i started looking around at ruggedised pocket cameras and now I'm not so sure. Is the GoPro worth the money d'yethink? Is it OK as a general camera or too specialised?



this is my second gopro- a friend gave me one of the very first ones, tis handy out in the yak,but wanted something with more bells and whistles... HD, 10 11mp shots per second, that kinda thing.. cannot fault them, loads of adapters for them and if you shop about you can get both the camera and the add ons for a far better price than most irish stores....
I got my gopro2 on ebay, new for 242, buy same set in ireland- 349..... irish are thieves. =D

word of warning, I'd not bother going near gopro 3 , overpriced, fairly flawed too apparently in terms of battery time and such...
Igot mine here

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/GoPro-HD-HERO-2- ... 1e13d#shId

and you can get all the adapters cheaper from dx.com good aul deal extreme!

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 4:50 pm

Out of interest will you have the go pro mounted on the yak or usin a headset?

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 5:18 pm

hurler01 wrote:Out of interest will you have the go pro mounted on the yak or usin a headset?


both - I've two of them...

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 5:40 pm

spindlefist wrote:
word of warning, I'd not bother going near gopro 3 , overpriced, fairly flawed too apparently in terms of battery time and such...
I got mine here

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/GoPro-HD-HERO-2- ... 1e13d#shId

and you can get all the adapters cheaper from dx.com good aul deal extreme!

Cheers. Found GoPro2 Naked for €199 on a German site, and accessories similarly cheap, but still not sure. Need something for general use as well, and lack of a screen a drawback there. Think I'll pass, and maybe take a look at your Aldi suggestion...

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Fri May 10, 2013 7:09 pm

I use JVC's action cam: the Gc a1 Adixxion and love it!
I used have a Drift HD and that was good too.

7 day shop are doing what looks like a Gopro clone for £99. Not seen nor tried it.

For €250 the JVC is a lot of camera.

In answer to the previous query: These cameras have a wide view. They will take pictures but are not as good as a dedicated picture camera. You'd want to check first to see if you are happy.

Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Sat May 18, 2013 2:27 am

the young lad was asking for a camera for awhile so i got one of them yesterday,will be handy for the fishing trips as well
its a nice size camera,about the size of a pack of 20 cigs so fits in the pocket easy,build quality is ok as well
here are some of the photos i took with it
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this is what the zoom looks like
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picture quality is not as good as the sony 8m i have but for that price i didn't think it would be

i didn't try any underwater photos yet but will try on the next session
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Re: waterproof camera for the tacklebag..

Tue May 21, 2013 1:03 am

took a underwater video with it last night


http://youtube.com/watch?v=cBEqJoIhhB8