First let me tell you what camera I’m un-boxing. I have the Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera with Canon’s EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. This kit is a deluxe kit from Canon that also includes an extra battery, an HDMI cable and a lens hood. The deluxe add-ons have about a $110.00 value when purchased separately.
Before mounting the lens I attach the neck strap. Having a neck strap on the camera is as important as seat belts to a car. A neck strap can mean the difference between a full-fledged drop and a mere ding on the lens.
As a starter however, a zoom lens that offers both wide-angle and moderate zoom is a great place to start. Try and avoid the massive zoom ranges, as these generally make compromises in order to achieve the extended range and these can often lead to a little less image quality. They are very convenient however, so if you are willing to trade a bit of image quality for single lens convenience, then that is your call.
Finally, the Family Camera group priced $299 and more. This is an elite group of cameras were each model has something very unique to offer. All of the cameras feature LCD viewscreens 3″ or larger, all shoot HD quality video too.
You can purchase some camera magazines and do searches on the web like “best Nikon Cameras”, visit Amazon and see what cameras sell the most there and read the feedbacks of their customers. This will also show you the range of prices with the various cameras.
You have two choices for underwater photography. You can use an existing camera and buy an underwater kit. These kits include a waterproof bag and accessories to protect your camera. The second option is to buy a waterproof best 360 camera. You can buy an inexpensive digital waterproof one which can go down to approximately 35 feet of water for under $100.
There is no point in putting the camera operator over the crane. The good thing about a camera jib crane is the fact that no one risks getting injured if the camera falls on top of objects that may hurt people on the set. The main use of the cranes is to take shots when other means of taking shots are not available.
In second place, you’ll find the one and only, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3. This camera has a built in GPS chip and is capable of diving down to 40ft below sea level. This 12 megapixel camera is capable of capturing 3D photos too. The ultimate underwater camera for the year 2011 would be the Nikon CoolPix AW100. This 16 megapixel camera is able to withstand 33ft of pressure. The Nikon CoolPix AW100 has a built in GPS chip.