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05-19-2015, 10:17 AM   #1
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Fisherman reels in camera with working memory card

It was a Pentax Optio W20 underwater, with photos still readable from SD card.
Fisherman reels in camera with working memory card filled with 5 years of photos | Odd News - Yahoo News

05-19-2015, 10:38 AM   #2
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Wow, the W20 was rated at 1.5m immersion for 30 minutes. This was in 150 feet (~50m) of water for 5 years!
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Not a duplicate post, but the story has already been posted here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Wow, the W20 was rated at 1.5m immersion for 30 minutes. This was in 150 feet (~50m) of water for 5 years!
She lost her digital camera in 2011 - how can this be 5 years?

Yes, this is old news posted many times before.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
She lost her digital camera in 2011 - how can this be 5 years?

Yes, this is old news posted many times before.
I was going by the headline. Perhaps the writer rounded up? Even at 4 years, it is no less impressive.
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The article was written in January 30, 2014, making it about two and a half years since the Sept 2011 event.
5 years worth of photos on the SD card only means there were photos spanning from 2006 still on the card.
It's impressive the card survived, camera drowned long ago. I want one of those cards
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A while ago I had a USB stick in my washing machine. After I dried it, it was working fine and I could still access all files.

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Obviously people didn't read the article:

"Knowing the importance of photos, Jamie set out to get the shots, spanning from 2006 to September 2011, back to their rightful owner."

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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Wow, the W20 was rated at 1.5m immersion for 30 minutes. This was in 150 feet (~50m) of water for 5 years!
The camera didn't have to survive for 5yrs. Just the memory card.
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