On my last cruise I took along my Panasonic Lumix FX-01 digital camera and I thought it was great.
- First of all, it's really small so it can fit in the smallest pockets.
- It has a Leica lens on the front of it. For those of you who know the famous German lens maker Leica, you know that is a good thing.
- That Leica lens has a 3.5X optical zoom which starts at a wide angle, which is very handy onboard the ship in confined places, when getting most of ships detail in the shot, and when getting allot of people in a group shot.
- I also purchased the Panasonic underwater housing case that is custom made for the camera. I used it on the cruise and took incredible underwater pictures of the coral reef at Trunk Bay during my shore excursion there.
Anyway, here is a link to a very detailed review of the FX-01 on the dpreview website:
Panasonic FX-01 review from dpreview.com
And here is a link to some information on the optional underwater housing case for the FX-01, on the B&H website:Underwater Case For FX-01 at B&H Photo and Video webiste