Water and electronics don’t mix. But digital cameras follow this rule unless you’re using a model specifically designed for Underwater Camera. People with an underwater camera, end up with water inside the case itself.
Allowing to get to the case, the chances for that camera will no longer function. The Camera is been protected by the waterproof, but the interior and the electronics are not. Water damage is almost always permanent.
Avoid Water Damage to Your Underwater Camera
Here are tips to help you avoid problems with your underwater camera.
- Flexible O-rings. Firstly using an underwater case for your camera, inspect the O-rings used in the case. You need to know that the O-rings must be flexible and free of dirt or other particles, or they cannot protect your camera.
- Look for signs. On some clues the water may be leaking into the case include air bubbles coming from the camera while it is underwater, a malfunctioning strobe light, condensation in the viewfinder, and malfunctioning buttons.
- Take your time with repairs. If you fear that water has leaked into the camera case, don’t panic. So you have to take your time to dry the outside of the camera case before you open any parts of the case.
Dealing With Water in the Camera
First steps to try.
- You have to remove the camera from the water immediately if it is submerged. Because removing it from the water gives you a better chance of avoiding damage.
- Next turn off the power immediately, both to the camera and to any strobe light or external flash attached to the camera.
- You have to keep the underwater camera upright, which will, hopefully, keep any water at the bottom of the case.
- You don’t have to turn or flip the camera, which may introduce water to other parts of the camera.
- Check the battery compartment. And, remove the battery and memory card, checking for any water or moisture that has leaked into this area of the camera’s interior. Next, you have to check if there is water inside the battery compartment, leave the compartment door open to allow the water to evaporate.
- Use drying techniques. Using a hair dryer can be so fast in the evaporation process. Therefore, don’t use excessive heat or high air pressure, which could spread the moisture inside the camera.