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My New Digital Camera is NOT Waterproof

Written By: Gary on November 15, 2008 2 Comments

This is a problem!!!

Someone else dropped something into the river and I made a grab for it an my camera fell out of my pocket. I meant to only leave it in that pocket for a minute when I thought the water might reach my pants pocket and I forgot to move it back. I’m am so bummed…

The lens was closed, it was under water for just a few seconds, I wiped it off with a dry towel immediately and pulled out the battery. Needless to say I didn’t take any more pictures, I had a few from today of the ocean and monkeys but I bet those are fine. I hope the monkey shots are, I got a monkey (with a baby on it’s back) that managed to snatch a shaker of parmesan from a restaurant and were eating it up in a tree!

Now the camera, the chip and the battery are in a zip lock bag with some dry rice (to soak up the extra moisture). I’ll leave it for a day or so and see how it is. Kitty litter is supposed to work well too, but I didn’t need a 25 pound bag of it in my tiny room.

It’s a great camera, I’d definitely recommend the Canon SD1100 with image stabilization. It’s been in my sights for ages and I recently found a great on-line deal for it from Dell (that’s where I bought my SLR Canon camera too).

I’ll definitely be adding the WP-DC22 Waterproof Case to my wishlist (assuming the camera still works). It’s good for 40 meters underwater (130 feet) and is supposed to also be great for “beach, rain and on the ski slopes”.

Later: Oops, the waterproof case is more expen$ive than the camera was!!!

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2 Responses to “My New Digital Camera is NOT Waterproof”

  1. Kristen Thompson says on: 6 August 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I’m not sure if you’ll get this, and I’m not sure if you’ll have the answer (or even reply), but how much was that 25 lb. bag of kitty litter in Costa Rica? I know this is an odd question. A family member is thinking of moving there, except she has a lot of rescued cats. She spends a ton on food and litter here (in the U.S.) and was wondering what it would cost there (or if she’d even have access to it).

    Any help/information would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Kristen

  2. Gary says on: 6 August 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Sorry, not even a wild guess.

    I’ll try to remember and take a look next trip, but I’m thinking that won’t be until at least November.

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