Here at ePHOTOzine, we have been reviewing lots of cameras which are waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, ideal for underwater and travel photography. Here is a run-down of our top ten waterproof and tough cameras (click the title to read our review):
1. Olympus Tough TG-860
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 features a tilting selfie screen, plus a front shutter release button, and a side tripod socket. It’s waterproof down to 15 metres, shockproof from 2.1 metres, as well as featuring an ultra wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens.
2. Olympus Tough TG-4
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 features a bright f/2.0 4x optical zoom lens, and a front ring that can be removed to let you add a variety of different accessories, including a ringflash adapter. The camera can shoot raw photos, and has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.
3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5
The Panasonic Lumix FT5 offers a 4.6x optical zoom lens, a tough shockproof body, and is waterproof to 13 metres. It even has GPS built in. The Panasonic Lumix FT5 is available from Amazon for £215/$322.
4. Nikon 1 AW1
The Nikon 1 AW1 is the World’s first waterproof interchangeable lens digital camera, and is waterproof to 15m, freeze proof and shock proof, with high speed shooting modes. The Nikon 1 AW1 is available from Amazon for £649.
5. Nikon Coolpix AW130
The Nikon Coolpix AW130, with built in GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC, is waterproof to 30 metres, shockproof to 2.1 metres, and features a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens. The AW130 is available in a number of different colours.
6. Olympus Tough TG-850
The Olympus Tough TG-850 is the only waterproof camera with a tilting 3inch screen, ideal for selfies, group shots, and family photos when shooting on holiday, or underwater. The Olympus Tough TG-850 is available from around £259, depending on colour.
7. Canon PowerShot D30
The Canon Powershot D30 is one of the toughest underwater cameras available, waterproof down to an impressive 25 metres, it makes it the most waterproof camera available straight out of the box – it’s compact and good value for money as well. The Canon Powershot D30 is available from around £179.
8. Fujifilm FinePix XP90
The Fujifilm FinePix XP90 offers great value for money, as well as being waterproof down to 15m, shockproof to 1.75m, and features built in Wi-Fi, a 5x optical zoom lens, a larger 3inch screen, and Full HD video recording. The Fujifilm FinPix XP90 is available for around £128 (depending on colour).
9. Fujifilm FinePix XP80
The Fujifilm FinePix XP80 offers excellent value for money, as well as being waterproof down to 15m, shockproof to 1.75m, and features built in Wi-Fi, a 5x optical zoom lens and Full HD video recording. The Fujifilm FinPix XP80 is available for around £125 (depending on colour).
10. Ricoh WG-5
The Ricoh WG-5 is waterproof to 14metres, shockproof to 2.2m, and available in a number of colours with or without GPS built-in. The camera has a front LCD screen that displays the time, and there are 6 macro LEDs surrounding the lens.