Underwater mode on compact digital cameras
Alex Mustard leads a discussion about the underwater mode featured on some compact digital cameras.
On my last compact, a Fuji F40, it was a very useful feature down to 5-6m or more (say 15-20ft). But on my latest compact, a Fuji F50, it is useless - even at much shallower depths. Quite to my surprise.
...this leaves me confused as Underwater Mode is a software image processing feature, so you’d think it would be pretty consistent between two consecutive models from the same manufacturer.
Do you have any experiences with underwater mode on your compact digital camera?