Water/sand proof camera recommendations please

I am thinking of replacing my Pentax W90 waterproof camera and would like any recommendations for a new one.
I've seen a later version of it but wonder of there are any other suitable ones.
I would like one with an interval timer. The present one also can be triggered by a GentLER and I like to use it because the shooting can be turned on and off easily.

Fly High

Sue

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  • Recommend:
    - Hero 6 - why good image and video quality - in camera gimbal like stablization plus lots of other tech - GPS....
    - Garmin Virb EX action cam
    - Pentax Optio WG-3 orange 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera

    WW
  • SueSue
    edited December 5
    Thanks WW
    I had a look at DPReview's comments and the Pentax WG3 doesn't come out well for quality
    "Like most of its rugged peers, photo quality isn't wondrous, though it's good enough for everyday use.

    So what makes the WG-3 not-so-hot? For one, fine details and low contrast areas of a photo are smudged or mottled, and underwater photos have a green/blue cast to them (all of this is common to underwater cameras). Low light focusing is very slow, and the built-in flash is very weak. The lens is easy to block with your fingers, and is also a magnet for fingerprints. To top it off, battery life is poor."
    Battery life quoted is 240 photos!!

    Fly High

    Sue
  • SueSue
    edited December 4
    I really would like to be able to choose the speed and like around 1/1000second for sharper photos. My W90 can only be altered by the ISO as far as I know which doesn't always give good results.

    I'll have a look at the other cameras on DPReview. There's no rush as I won't be on a beach for a while. 6° forecast this week in England.

    Fly High

    Sue
  • I had a look at the "Best waterproof cameras" review on DPR and it came up with Pentax WG4 as having shutter settings up to 1/4000 second. Great. I just need one to come up on eBay:-)

    Fly High

    Sue
  • Hi Sue,

    I have tried a maybe strange approach...

    a standard camera + a neutral or UV filter + a "sac a poche" closed at back with a large clamp

    for example use a RICOH GR, set the camera, start intervalometer, close the opening with clamp and fly (the click button works normally)

    the camera becomes sand and water proof (if you leave some air inside becomes also floating...)

    "sac a poche" should be in english something like icing bag - decorating pastry bag ; suggested in silicon rubber

    needs one opening with filter that suits the camera, one hole for the fixation screw (with a rubber washer - seal)

    it's intended for use in some few bad conditions but can give a solution cheap and easy


    SMAC from Italy
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