Rent an Underwater Camera
Not sure you’re ready to buy an underwater camera? Or don’t want to invest in a waterproof camera that you’re only going to use for a week-long vacation? Then why not rent one instead?
You can rent an underwater camera from BorrowLenses.com. The site rents high-end professional camera gear to photographers, and also has a few point-and-shoot underwater cameras as little as $33 for a week (as of this writing. Be sure to check the website to see current prices). You can choose from the Canon PowerShot D10 or D20 or the GroPro Hero or Hero2. The Canon cameras are waterproof to 33 feet and are perfect for swimming or snorkeling, while the GoPro cameras are waterproof to over 100 feet and can be used for just about any water sport, including scuba diving.
Renting a waterproof camera is a great way to try out a new camera before you buy or to save money on vacation. After all, if you just need a camera for a week-long trip to Hawaii or the Bahamas, you may want to take photos at the beach or while snorkeling, but you may not want to spend the money to buy a camera. A rental is the perfect solution.
On the other hand, if you’re thinking about buying an underwater camera for the first time, renting one is a great way to figure out if you like underwater photography and decide which camera is best for your needs.
So check out BorrowLenses.com today if you’d like to rent an underwater camera.
Chums Waterproof Camera Float
[easyazon-block asin=”B003CK10DG” align=”left”] You can save your underwater digital camera from sinking to the bottom of a pool or the ocean with a Chums waterproof camera float. You’d be quite foolish to spend $400 on an new Sony Cybershot
camera and not invest an additional ten bucks for cheap camera float. We like the Chums brand because its affordable, soft camera float that easily attaches to any waterproof camera.
Keep in mind that if your camera is not already waterproof a float will do you no good. Also, the Chums camera float is designed for lighter weight cameras and not the underwater cameras that Jacques Cousteau would be lugging around. The bright yellow band is easy to locate and it conveniently wraps around your wrist.
It’s always a good idea to test your camera in a body of shallow water first to see if it floats. The manufacturers of the Chums camera float have tested most major brands of underwater cameras to see if the camera will float but since new cameras are being released all the time it would be impossible for them to test every camera on market. In the end it is your responsibility to perform the camera water test to see if your camera actually floats. As long as your underwater camera is lightweight and small the Chums underwater camera float should work perfectly. Also, its not a bad idea to secure the wrist lanyard around your as an extra layer of protection.