Thursday, October 11, 2007

Underwater Camera Condensation Tip

When using your underwater digital camera, the image viewer may suddenly become foggy and you may notice condensation on the glass of the waterproof case and the camera lens. This phenomenon may occur when the humidity rises in the waterproof case do to the digital camera heating up from use.

To prevent this type of condensation from happening while underwater, prepare the case and camera in a dry, air-conditioned room and use the anti condensation fluid on the waterproof case. Many underwater photographers also insert small silica gel packages, such as the little white squires packed in with electronics, into the digital camera case. They help control the humidity inside the camera housing by absorbing excess moisture.

It is okay to insert one or two silica gel packages into the waterproof camera case as long as they do not interfere with the cameras operation or touch the O-ring when you close the case.