If a camera digital which is not designed to be water-resistant fell into the sea, what could possibly happen? The hugest possibility is the images saved inside the camera would be damaged.
Maybe that’s exactly what Paul Burgoyne thought when his camera (Panasonic Lumix) was drowning to the sea, together with the ship he was on in 2012. The ship named Bootlegger sank when Burgoyne went on a journey of 500 kilometer from Vancouver to Tahsis, British Columbia.
The Burgoyne’s camera was found two years ago by Isabelle M. Cote. She was a professor from Simon Fraser University who did a research in Aguilar Point, British Columbia.
The camera found in the 12 meters deep was already in awful condition. Even sea creatures used it as their nest. The memory card featured on the camera was the Lexar platinum II with 8 GB memory capacity, and when he connected the card to her computer, the photos inside it were still saved well.
Cote then posted the images inside the memory card to her twitter with the hope to return the memory card to the rightful owner.
Until those images were finally recognized by one of Baywatch members of Bamfield beach. He was one of those people who saved Burgoyne’s life when the ship sank. He then told the owner about the condition of that memory card.
There is a lesson to learn from here, do not get panic when the memory card of your camera fell into water. What you need to do is to cut away your memory card from direct contact with electricity line. When it is totally dried, you can move all images in the memory card to your computer safely. Do not hesitate to buy good quality memory card from famous brands. Although they can be a little bit expensive, but compared to the quality offered, it’s worth it.