Loosing a piece of camera equipment is never easy and when you throw in the ocean for good measure, you accept never to see your loved camera ever again. This was the sorry tale for Masaki (opens in new tab), having lost his Nikon Coolpix W300 when hanging out in the ocean with a bunch of his friends from college. However, to his surprise, a whole year later Masaki found his Coolpix W300 intact, and low and behold still working and powering on!
In a recent tweet, Masaki says he found his lost Nikon Coolpix W300 in the ocean one year later, still powering on and working. as you can see from the tweet the ocean tried to claim its new prize for its own, the camera now covered in seaweed, and barnacles - quite frankly looking like it was a lost relic from a by-gone era. Yet, surprisingly still functioning, powering on and displaying an image on the LCD screen.
We know this is a waterproof camera and is designed to be taken in and out of the water, but surviving a whole year in the sea, without letting in any salt-water or moisture and still having battery life! Nikon should get in touch with Masaki and use his images for their next campaign and this story is something else.
On discovering his lost Nikon Masaki said:
"While enjoying and observing the sea creatures while diving, I found an orange object buried in gravel on the seabed at a depth of about 6 meters. The machine wrapped in a silicon case was a digital camera that I once lost."
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