Headed outdoors? Find out which rugged, waterproof camera is best for you
Whether you want a compact camera for a trip to the beach or ski resort – or maybe just something that the kids won’t break – there are plenty of waterproof, rugged cameras available at a variety of price-points.
All of the cameras in our group are waterproof, freezeproof and dustproof, while a few are also crushproof. With the exception of the SeaLife DC2000, the cameras have zoom lenses in the 4X-5X range, while the DC2000 has a fixed, 31mm equiv. prime. The DC2000 is also unique in having the only 1″-type sensor in the group, which should give it a big leg up on the other cameras in this market segment, which use 1/2.3″ sensors. The Nikon W100 comes in even smaller with a 1/3.1″ sensor, equivalent to what’s in a smartphone.
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