A lot of different cameras are now available on the market, and you can choose which kind to get, based on what you need. You can get a camera with a high resolution if you want to take good pictures, even from distance. You can also opt for professional cameras if you want to build a career in photography. If, however, you are looking for something fit to document your next adventure, a waterproof camera is what you should go for.
While there are a lot of waterproof cameras available in stores and online, there are some that do not perform well as others. If you’re looking for the right one, then you’ve come to the right place. We gathered here the best waterproof cameras, and all you have to do next is decide which one will you take on your next adventure.
1. Nikon Coolpix AW130
Nikon boast their Coolpix AW130 as being shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof, making it suitable for you to take on your next outdoor experience. Equipped with 16-megapixel lens, it can record and capture photos and videos in HD 1080p. This camera also has a built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi, so sharing your pictures will be a breeze. Its GPS capability can also map your photos, giving a great overview of the places you have visited and the good times you had.
2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
This tough camera gained its popularity due to its durability. It is under water resistant for up to eight meters (23 feet) deep and shockproof for a 1.5 meters (5 feet) drop. Not to mention its freezeproof capability of up to -10°C and dustproof feature. Its 16-megapixel lens can capture memories in high resolution, so you only have to worry about not missing that perfect moment. Also, if you’re engaged in a heart-pumping adventure, you don’t have to worry, as this camera is equipped with optical image stabilization. Another best thing about Lumix DMC-TS30 is that it has a torch light function that lets you take bright pictures underwater. The low price is also among qualities that may catch your eye.
3. Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4
Olympus has their own kind of monster camera that can withstand a lot of different outdoor elements, such as water, dust, freezing and even being dropped. Equipped with 16-megapixel lens, you can be assured that it is able to give you high-quality photos. This monster is also shockproof from a fall of 2.1 meters (7 feet), waterproof to 50 feet (15 meters) underwater, dustproof and freezeproof up to -10°C. The TG-4 can also survive a crushing force of 100 kilos (220 lbs.). If this isn’t tough camera, I don’t know what is. It is also great for underwater photography and has an image stabilization system, making it perfect to capture your moment, even though you’re running or in a vehicle.
4. Nikon 1 AW1
Another monster from Nikon, the Nikon 1 AW1 is also perfect for underwater photography, as it is waterproof for up to 15 meters (50 feet) and shockproof from up to 6.6 feet or 2 meters high. It can also be used during a cold weather, as it can withstand a temperature of up to -10°C. Nikon 1 AW1 uses a 14-megapixel lens, has a built-in GPS and can record full HD 1080p videos. This new model is the craggy version of Nikon 1 J3 and it has a waterproof 3- inch LED display for you to quickly scan all the pictures that you have taken.
5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
Despite its rugged features, this camera is known for its beauty and design. It is equipped with 18.2-megapixel lens, waterproof for up to 10 meters and freezeproof for up to -10°C. Its built-in LED lamp helps in capturing photos underwater. Movies can be recorded in full-HD or 1080p and its Dual Record feature lets you take still photos while recording a video at the same time. With this camera, you’ll get some monster abilities, not just a pretty face.
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