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Old 11th January 2017, 11:31 PM   #16
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Well, after the AW-1 leaked and failed, I am looking for a replacement.

Despite the fun I had with it, I will not purchase the same camera with my refund money.

Really would be so happy to grab a Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100, just like my old one, but they are no longer available and nothing out there seems to fill this niche in 2017.

Is it likely to be filled again soon, or will I have to look at one of these more expensive, yet less desirable boxy two handed Oly or Canon cameras?
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Old 13th February 2017, 2:46 PM   #17
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A replacement Sanyo arrived before the weekend!

$100 delivered second hand from Canada. Yay for ebay!!!

Hasn't quite got the resolution of the Nikon, but it's definitely nicer to have image stabilisation, digital and optical zoom and single handed in a waterproof camera operation again. I reckon the Sanyo is also more likely to resist leaking, as the Nikon did after a few weeks of underwater use. This camera is getting quite old now, but still better than any currently on the market.
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How did the AW-1 leak? The lens mount sealing failed?

If you really wanted a balls-to-the-wall camera that can take a beating and is somewhat "bullet-proof" (bullet fragments actually), you can't go wrong with a GoPro with the underwater housing. It would be hard to beat, though it would have cost a lot more than $100 for the latest series.

But yeah, that sucks hearing about your AW-1.
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Old 14th February 2017, 7:52 PM   #19
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How did the AW-1 leak? The lens mount sealing failed?
I'm not sure. After about the fifth or sixth time submersed, I noticed condensation on the screen and it was dead.

Thankfully, CameraSky honoured the warranty and I got a full refund

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If you really wanted a balls-to-the-wall camera that can take a beating and is somewhat "bullet-proof" (bullet fragments actually), you can't go wrong with a GoPro with the underwater housing. It would be hard to beat, though it would have cost a lot more than $100 for the latest series.

But yeah, that sucks hearing about your AW-1.
My cuz has a go pro and I have to say it's got a good image. You've got no creative control though.

As I mentioned above, one of the reasons I like the Sanyo is the ability to make use of the huge zoom, which you just can't do on a Gopro. Great for spying on the kids at a distance
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