Olympus 790sw Pool Rolling Video

Discussion in 'Paddling Photography' started by North_Pol, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. North_Pol

    North_Pol Paddler

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    Been using my sons Olympus Stylus 790 SW to shoot some pool rolling and goofing off videos.
    I am using the Ram mount that doubles as my GPS Garmin mount($34) and change the head with a camera screw mount ($8) when using a camera and when I am on dry land I have a handlebar bracket($12) for my mountain bike. Versatile and fairly inexpensive mounts.

    here is a link if your interested
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4hbL8cDXDg&feature=player_embedded


    The only problem I found that you cannot record more than 10 sec. in highest video quality setting you have to use the lower quality to get 30 min. videos. One thing I like is the lens clears nicely without water droplets when rolling.

    The only other problems were in the executions of the hand and back deck rolls but its more the paddler not a faulty camera.

    Be your own judge on the quality of video.
     
  2. Pawistik

    Pawistik Paddler

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  3. North_Pol

    North_Pol Paddler

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    I have a Garmin 76csx so I got
    http://www.gpscity.ca/ram-mount-gpsmap-76cx-76csx-96c-locking-suction-cup-mount.html


    I just changed the GPS mount to a camera mount
    http://www.gpscity.ca/ram-mount-camera-mount-plate-ram-b-202au.html


    Joe O. camera mount seems to have same top hardware just the suction cup and pole is different. It also has some built in strapping to secure it to deck lines.

    I had one situation where after paddling for 3 hours and playing with my GPS settings the suction cup let go. I was happy I had it tied to my deck line.
     
  4. Pawistik

    Pawistik Paddler

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    Thanks North Pol, I have nearly the same GPS so that makes my shopping pretty easy!