Top 5 Best Waterproof Cameras

Waterproof Camera Group Test 2013: Olympus TG-2, Nikon AW110, Canon D20, Lumix FT-5 & moreTough Camera Test 2013: Canon Powershot D20, Fuji XP60, Nikon AW110, Olympus TG 2, Panasonic Lumix FT-5 and Pentax WG-3 underwater test and review SUBSCRIBE HERE: In this video we put some tough and waterproof camera through their paces. Camera that we tested and reviewed were the Canon Powershot D20, Fuji XP60, Nikon AW110,…2013-06-10T09:17:36.000Z

The first underwater color photo was taken by National Geographic photographer Charles Martin and Dr. William Longley in 1926. Taken off the coast of the Florida Keys, the photo was of a hogfish, and Martin and Longley had to use exploding magnesium powder to illuminate the underwater darkness. Luckily for modern ocean enthusiasts, underwater photography no longer requires special skills or exploding powder. Here are the top five waterproof cameras available today.

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon AW110 Tough Camera ReviewThis is my review of the Nikon CoolPix AW110 tough camera. It is waterproof, shockproof and just generally life proof. Sweet little camera with few flaws. Worth a look if you're usually a bit rough on your gear!2013-07-09T14:21:03.000Z

Nikon’s underwater version of the Coolpix is just as sleek as its land version. A large back screen with easy button controls make it worthy of the brand.

• Wi-Fi enabled for easy sharing
• On-board GPS makes it possible to record the location of your shots—an especially nice feature underwater
• Full 1080 HD video capability
• Shockproof, weatherproof, and dustproof
• One of the only waterproof cameras with a touchscreen

• A bit of space between the LCD screen and its plastic cover allows the screen to bend if under pressure (ie: when diving)
• LCD screen not very bright
• Auto-flash function isn’t always intuitive

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Pentax WG–3

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This Pentax may look more like a surveying tool than one that takes great shots. Never judge a camera by its casing.

• Backlight sensor for ease of use in dark locales
• Shots well in low-light, ISO 6401
• Full 1080 HD video capability
• Shockproof, weatherproof, and dustproof

• Lens glare when close to surface of water
• No dial for quick-select of shooting mode
• Tends to fog internally

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Sony Cybershot DSC–TF1

An Underwater Review of Sony's Water-Proof Cyber-Shot TF1 There are all kinds of reviews of gadgets out there but I bet what you are about to see will be a first. This one-of-a-kind video review is entirely shot under water fully revealing the features of Sony's waterproof Cyber-Shot TF1 digital camera. The camera is water-resistant, shock-resistant, dust-proof, freeze proof Now let's dive…2013-04-11T19:48:27.000Z

If you’re shooting video the Cybershot isn’t your best bet, but it shines for photos with lots of creative effect options and in-camera editing tools.

• 4x optical zoom and 16.1 megapixel resolution
• Image stabilization option
• 360-degree panorama mode
• Shockproof, weatherproof, and dustproof

• Lag in autofocus
• Doesn’t come with memory card
• 720 HD video isn’t always stable

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Olympus Tough TG 830–iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830Olympus Tough TG-830 Underwater Video At a Depth of 30foot 10Meters, Video From Iloilo Scuba Dive Center2013-07-21T04:12:54.000Z

This Olympus series is known for being almost entirely life-proof, but getting beautiful images with this gem is anything but tough.

• 5x optical zoom and 16-megapixel resolution
• Dustproof, weatherproof, crushproof, shockproof
• On-board GPS
• An average of 350 shots per battery charge (most waterproof cameras range between 150 and 250 shots per charge)

• No internal memory option
• A bit bulkier and heavier than competitors
• Buttons are close together, can be difficult to use (especially underwater)

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Fujifilm FinePix XP60

Underwater movie by FUJIFILM FinePix XP200 & XP60 (turtle, sea snake, anemone fish, coral garden)Underwater movie by FUJIFILM FinePix XP200 & XP60 0:05 Hawksbill sea turtle(FinePix XP60) 0:39 anemone fish (FinePix XP200, external LED light) 1:14 sea snake (FinePix XP60) 2:38 Hawksbill sea turtle(FinePix XP60) 2:56 still photo (XP200&XP60) About photo (Order of appearance), moray,XP60 anemone fish,XP60 sea whip and a fish,XP60 yellow fish,XP200 red seafun,XP60 anemone & anemone…2013-04-29T01:22:45.000Z

If you’re unable to spend more than $150 on an underwater camera, this Fujifilm will give you the most bang for your buck.

• 5x optical zoom and 16.4-megapixel resolution
• Full 1080 HD video capability
• ISO 6400 (possible to function in low light situations)
• Image stabilization option

• Exposure levels are difficult to maintain
• No memory card included
• Doesn’t shoot well in shadows

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