Hitachi HDC-99 9MP Digital Waterproof Camera (perfect for snorkelling pics) £34.99 @ Argos
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Hitachi HDC-99 9MP Digital Waterproof Camera (perfect for snorkelling pics) £34.99 @ Argos

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Found 17th Jul 2011
.....Or those first baby swimming pics!!!

Hitachi HDC-99 9MP Digital Waterproof Camera Black.

The Hitachi HDC99 digital camera offers 9 megapixels and a 2.5in LCD screen.

Model number HDC960

* 9 megapixels.
* Black.
* Plastic body.
* 6 x digital zoom.
* 2.5in LCD screen.

Features:

* PictBridge compatible.
* Memory card compatibility: SD and SDHC.
* Maximum ISO 640.
* 8 scene modes.
* Waterproof up to 3m.
* Self timer.
* Built-in flash.

General information:

* Accessories included: USB cable carry strap.
* Batteries required 2 x AAA battery (included).
* Weight 119g.
* Size H9.4, W6.3cm.
* Depth of camera when switched off 2.4cm.
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Can't think of a worst brand than Hitachi for digital camera's
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whatsThePoint

Can't think of a worst brand than Hitachi for digital camera's



VIVITAR!!! BUSH!!!

I think the price dictates its not the greatest make, however for underwater photography, it might get some good results for little outlay
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loll1es

VIVITAR!!! BUSH!!!I think the price dictates its not the greatest make, … VIVITAR!!! BUSH!!!I think the price dictates its not the greatest make, however for underwater photography, it might get some good results for little outlay



I think you misunderstood me, i said worst not better
Hitachi's are made/designed by an unknown chinese company and then just branded with the name
Approximately 80% of everything (including Apple stuff) is made in China and then badged with a name.
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"I bought this waterproof camera to use on kayaking trips. On the second time out it stopped working which was very annoying as I missed some spectacular shots. Every time I pressed the shutter button the camera turned itself off without recording an image. I took it back to the store and got my money back 10 days after purchase."

"Bought this for a holiday in Eygpt for snorkling worked well got some really nice pictures of the fish and coral"

"brought the camera for our holiday in egypt to take pictures of the fish in the sea used it twice and it started leaking and te screen went blank argos did give us a full refund"

"Nice design and I needed a waterprrof camera and this looked ideal, but now i regret buying it, having travelled from Vietnam into China, I downloaded my first pics onto a PC and terrible quality for a 9MP camera, in fact my 1MP phone gives better pics - Fabulous scenes have ended up as blurry and out of focus and yes I was using the flower/mountain setting on the side. Also initially turned itself off after every pic even with new batteries, and now thats just happening intermittently. Don't skimp if its the holiday of a lifetime, blurry pics are worse than no pics."

"We brought this before travelling to the Maldives in the hope of getting fab pictures whilst snorkelling and diving. The camera took 3 pictures whilst snorkelling then leaked water. We didn't even get to dive with it so considering the camera is meant to go to 3 metres it was very disappointing. Would not recommend this at all!!"

And the moral of the story is - if your going on a dream holiday - spend more than £35 on the camera thats going to take your dream photo's!
SHOWMAN36

And the moral of the story is - if your going on a dream holiday - spend … And the moral of the story is - if your going on a dream holiday - spend more than £35 on the camera thats going to take your dream photo's!



Clear !!! I love it
2 x AAA means the batteries will not last long at all!
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littld

Approximately 80% of everything (including Apple stuff) is made in China … Approximately 80% of everything (including Apple stuff) is made in China and then badged with a name.



The difference is, Apple products are designed by Apple and they have high quality control standards that the company who make their products have to meet


whatsThePoint

The difference is, Apple products are designed by Apple and they have … The difference is, Apple products are designed by Apple and they have high quality control standards that the company who make their products have to meet



yeah cos Apple never made a phone that only works in 1 hand...
whatsThePoint

The difference is, Apple products are designed by Apple and they have … The difference is, Apple products are designed by Apple and they have high quality control standards that the company who make their products have to meet



Apple's quality is very subjective. The money goes into design (or maybe did 10 years ago as all their products have look the same since then!) Their quality is good, not brilliant.
I saw this a week or two ago, then I checked out the reviews. I get the distinct impression its underwater abilities are actually a bit lacking.

There's a reason it's cheap, it would appear.

Still, at this price, it might not make a bad cheapo digital camera for fun snaps. Just don't take it underwater?




Apple product are largely made in Taiwan, geographically close but no cigar!
SHOWMAN36

"I bought this waterproof camera to use on kayaking trips. On the second … "I bought this waterproof camera to use on kayaking trips. On the second time out it stopped working which was very annoying as I missed some spectacular shots. Every time I pressed the shutter button the camera turned itself off without recording an image. I took it back to the store and got my money back 10 days after purchase.""Bought this for a holiday in Eygpt for snorkling worked well got some really nice pictures of the fish and coral""brought the camera for our holiday in egypt to take pictures of the fish in the sea used it twice and it started leaking and te screen went blank argos did give us a full refund""Nice design and I needed a waterprrof camera and this looked ideal, but now i regret buying it, having travelled from Vietnam into China, I downloaded my first pics onto a PC and terrible quality for a 9MP camera, in fact my 1MP phone gives better pics - Fabulous scenes have ended up as blurry and out of focus and yes I was using the flower/mountain setting on the side. Also initially turned itself off after every pic even with new batteries, and now thats just happening intermittently. Don't skimp if its the holiday of a lifetime, blurry pics are worse than no pics.""We brought this before travelling to the Maldives in the hope of getting fab pictures whilst snorkelling and diving. The camera took 3 pictures whilst snorkelling then leaked water. We didn't even get to dive with it so considering the camera is meant to go to 3 metres it was very disappointing. Would not recommend this at all!!"And the moral of the story is - if your going on a dream holiday - spend more than £35 on the camera thats going to take your dream photo's!



I'm still undecided .......

SHOWMAN36

" And the moral of the story is - if your going on a dream holiday - … " And the moral of the story is - if your going on a dream holiday - spend more than £35 on the camera thats going to take your dream photo's!


Always plan your holiday weeks in advance and test out any equipment well that you rely on. Where possible have a backup for essential kit like power adapter and batteries.
Great for watersports
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lazyacademic

Apple's quality is very subjective. The money goes into design (or maybe … Apple's quality is very subjective. The money goes into design (or maybe did 10 years ago as all their products have look the same since then!) Their quality is good, not brilliant.



Google most reliable smart phone and you'll get an Iphone
Do the same with laptops and Apple will be top 3 at least

If you know nothing about a subject its probably better if you stay quiet in the future

9am and i've failed my quest for the day already



You can buy a plastic case for most brands of compact cameras on *bay for a lot less than the price of this.

I'll take a good camera with me for dry shots and shove an older (reliable) camera in the case for the wet shots. They're not ideal but I've used these on several watersports holidays and got some decent results; although a good watersports camera would probably be easier to use.



whatsThePoint

9am and i've failed my quest for the day already



You'd lost as soon as you took the 'Apple' bait.

Of course you're totally correct - not everything that comes out of China is crud - any rational person would accept that.

But throw the 'apple' name into the pot and a heap of folks will claim 'Hitachi', 'Fohen and Hirsch' and the rest are just as good.
pete_21

Great for watersports


ho, ho.
All that sound advice to avoid and STILL it's at 177 degrees! HUKD voters strike again!
only1

Apple product are largely made in Taiwan, geographically close but no … Apple product are largely made in Taiwan, geographically close but no cigar!



What ar eyou on about?? Apple products are made in China like everything else, im looking at the back of my iphone 4 and it says assembled in china. ( I also know for a fact that iphones are made by Foxconn after all the worker suicide news stories)
Designed in Cali, assembled in China.
This be the truth
only1

Apple product are largely made in Taiwan, geographically close but no … Apple product are largely made in Taiwan, geographically close but no cigar!



NO, most are made in Shenzhen, China by a Taiwanese company foxxcon
Anyway, back to the deal here. Agree with the poster who suggested a waterproof case instead. Or a simple waterproof bag. Anyone buying this for the waterproof feature will surely be disappointed.
There are other 'cheapo' underwater cameras which are a tad better.... Argos have the Kodak EasyShare Sport 12MP Digital Camera priced at £53.86, which is also shockproof as well as goes underwater to 3M. The Hitachi looks like the kind of deal which looks good on price alone, but from the reviews, it would seem a lot of people ended up with something only destined for landfill.
whatsThePoint

I think you misunderstood me, i said worst not better:If you know nothing … I think you misunderstood me, i said worst not better:If you know nothing about a subject its probably better if you stay quiet in the future


Worse.
Original Poster
Besford

All that sound advice to avoid and STILL it's at 177 degrees! HUKD … All that sound advice to avoid and STILL it's at 177 degrees! HUKD voters strike again!



Hmmm? Must be a good deal
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