So, I bought a new camera for our upcoming cruise to Bermuda and land trip to Scotland. It needs to be waterproof for snorkeling in Bermuda and because it rains a lot in Scotland.
I have been very happy with my underwater Fuji camera (XP50) that I had for many years. Somewhere along the way, I’d lost the charging cable but I had an external battery charger. This meant I had to open up the side compartment – very carefully – to remove the SD card and download the images to my computer and to charge the battery.
To preserve the waterproofness, the side compartment was always a pain for me. There were a couple switches that needed to be closed just so and sometimes I messed that up and had to start again. Naturally, I needed to get a picture NOW and managed to flub the closing of the 2 switches.
I was looking at getting an EyeFi card so I wouldn’t have to take the SD card out to get the pictures out and those cost $$. A 32 GB EyeFi card is $99 on amazon. AACCKKK!
While I was looking around on amazon, I noticed that my camera had been upgraded. Amazon had an XP70/75 which looked interesting – and had WiFi built in!
Then, along came a Costco catalog with an XP80 for the same price as the Amazon plus it came with some extras I didn’t need.
As it turns out, I can use my phone as a remote control for this camera. I can see where that might come in handy!
Here’s a comparison of the old one and the newer one: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/compare/index.html?m=FinePix%20XP50&m=FinePix%20XP80
Hopefully, there will be some wonderful underwater/under-rain pictures – later!
Some info I may need later –
I am able to import to iPhoto. Just put the usb (you need to disconnect from the power cord) into your computer and iPhoto will open. You need to turn the camera on.
Step One: Turn on WIFI on camera.
Step Two: Connect WIFI on device to WIFI on camera.
Step Three: Open app and connect to camera.