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    Panasonic GF3 & Sony SLT A57
  1. Yes, DMC-GF3. I have it setup in a way that I don't need to use to much of the touch screen. I can just use the hardware buttons to change settings if need be. I only really use the touch screen to select point of focus. Good to know about the tampon trick, I take those flat pads could also work?
  2. Yes, I am as we plan to get one of those swim with a dolphin packages. I am deciding to get a non-baggie housing for my GF3, and I have heard some some very good marks about the Meike case, though most of those were for the NEX variants, I am sure the GF3 model should be just as nice. Plus at about 110-130, the price is pretty fair. Then I noticed on the internet that I should also be looking to using some of those go pro anti-mist/fog pack to minimize the occurrence of that occurring. Just to be sure, is that really needed?
  3. Not sure what the Galaxy NX has to do with this, but if I didn't have the Sony it would have been an interesting choice to get. I have seen the Ewa Marine, but the price is around $200-300(unless I am looking at the wrong places?), which is more than I prefer to spend. The Digipac looks good, but is there any other suggestions like it, or is Digipac best in class? Thanks.
  4. Well maybe I wasn't too clear, but I have own both cameras. Well I want to use one of my cameras when swimming with dolphins and going snorkeling(nothing too deep, like 5-10 feet at most), without getting one of those compact water and shock proof camera(like the Olympus tough series) as I don't need/want another camera. Thank you.
  5. Well not to get off topic, but the rumors going around is Olympus plans to bring out a model one step above the OMD, and will allow users to use 4/3 and m4/3 lenses. So, I can't say they are really abandoning their DSLR users, just wanting to move them to their mirrorless system.
  6. Not really sure if this is the right place to post this. I am planing to go to hawaii in about a month with friends & was thinking of getting a underwater housing. I have the GF3 + 14mm lens and Sony A57 with few lenses. I was originally thinking of getting the Kodak underwater housing for the GF3, which can be had for about $100 for the 14mm lens model. But, that is pretty much the only lens I have and it's not the best if we go hiking or see wildlife(not to mention it doesn't have some niceties like the Sony or new Panasonic models have, like panorama mode). Then I thought, just bring both the GF3 and A57 for the different usages. Since the GF3 is small enough, both will fit in my camera bag no problem. Part of me wants to just take one camera, more than likely the A57 as two seems like a bit of an overkill. But, then one of my friends I am going with is you can justify both as they have their uses(but my other friends may not see it that way). My sister on the other hand thinks it is also a bit of an overkill. I did a quick search on amazon, and found I can get a dicapac or the like housing for my A57 also for about $100. If I went with this option I can have a camera that works for all the scenarios I may see(as I have larger native lens selection), but then it becomes a bit bulky(though I don't think too bad) especially if we go snorkeling or swimming with dolphins. I reviews for the DSLR version of the dicapac don't see that reassuring; but conversely the smaller model, which is more designed for cameras like the Panny GF line, or RX100, has more favorable ratings and reviews. The GF3 is a hard shell housing(though not too sure of quality) vs the soft shell being offered for DSLR cameras at that price. Any suggestions, tips or ideas? Thanks.
  7. You could always just use an external flash, which should go around that limit, and would cost less than getting a new body(though a new E-PL5/6 does sound a bit tempting once they get to E-PL3 prices).
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