Top 10 Waterproof Cameras for Holidays (With a Surprise)

Nikon CoolPix AW100

We have a Surprise for you Waiting at the Bottom of the Page

Waterproof cameras are getting extremely popular these days. If you are a photography fanatic, not much is better than capturing a photo in harsh weather like snow or rain. Well, your regular digital camera wouldn’t allow that. You would have to keep your regular digital camera all wrapped up and stored inside since it cannot be used in moist conditions. With any of these top 10 waterproof cameras you no longer have to worry about it. Whether you use them for scuba diving, hiking on the mountains or snow- skiing, you can use your waterproof camera to capture memorable pictures of your friends and family on your holiday.

You can get some amazing pictures by using the cameras underwater. We have another article that showcases how awesome underwater photography can be.

I want to start this article off with a “teaser” of what is to come and some of the cool stuff that can be done with underwater cameras.

OK, on to our top 10 waterproof cameras!!

10. Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Given its price, this is undeniably the best buy if you want a camera to take lovely pictures in moist conditions like rain or snow. This one is not completely waterproof since over exposure to water can damage the device. But overall, if you don’t submerge the camera in water for too long, it can capture brilliant photos and can last a long time. Definitely the one of the cheapest on the list.

9. Kodak EasyShare Sport

Kodak EasyShare Sport

If you want an easy to use camera that can accompany you while travelling, the Kodak EasyShare Sport is the best device for you. It has a sporty design and is available in fun colors. The reason why it is number nine in the top 10 waterproof cameras is because of it is easy to use and decent quality of pictures. As far as its waterproof effectiveness is concerned, it is only effective to the depth of 10 feet. You can use it in the pool, or snorkeling, but not scuba diving.

8. Samsung WP10

Samsung WP10

Without the extra armor-plating like those in other waterproof cameras, you would probably doubt whether it is really waterproof or not. But tests show that this camera can survive a 3 meter deep dive in the sea. However, it doesn’t have any shockproof or temperature resistant abilities, and so, it is not actually a camera you should take on your adventurous escapade. But for a cheap price of $125, Samsung unquestionably provides the most out of it.

7. Canon PowerShot D10

Canon PowerShot D10

At first glance, this camera seems to be quite bulky and big which is different from the other brands of digital cameras, which all come in sleek designs. But if you put the design factor aside, this camera features a lot of useful functions. This camera fulfills all the expectations that users generally perceive about Canon products. It captures amazingly stunning photos with its high quality lens and 12.1 megapixels resolution. This one is not just waterproof, but it is resistant to dust and extreme temperatures, which makes it extremely tough and highly durable.

6. Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus is a renowned name when it comes to digital cameras. The Stylus Tough 8010 is different from its other models due to its durability and stylish design. Being shock proof, fall proof and extreme temperate and weather resistant, there is no doubt it is very “Tough”. It has 14 megapixel resolution and 5x optical zoom that makes it capable of producing bright and vivid photos. However, its result under the surface is not as good as on the surface. Still, because of its durability and toughness, it is certainly your best companion if you are going out for an adventure.

 5. Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Its unique design is the first thing you notice in the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS. But there is certainly a lot more to it. The camera is waterproof and effective at a depth of 30 feet underwater. Plus, it certainly gives stunning photos with its 14 mega pixel resolution. It is GPS enabled and has a geotagging function that will add location data to your photos. This function can be terrific if you want to capture memorable photos of your family on a vacation.

4. Nikon CoolPix AW100

Nikon CoolPix AW100

Loaded with a myriad of different features, Nikon CoolPix AW100 is the third among the list of top 10. It has 16 megapixels resolution as well as other settings that enhance the quality of your images. Features like GPS tracking, photo tagging and a low light sensor make the AW100 stand out from the rest. There is a separate underwater mode along with other photography modes that allow you to take gorgeous pictures underwater.

 3. Sony Cyber-shot TX20

Sony Cyber-shot TX20

What is so familiar about the TX20? Well, if you look at the menu screen, you’ll find it’s similar to that of your smartphone. If we look at the overall design, it is quite surprising to know that it is waterproof and rugged. It has aultra sleek and modern design with a fully touch LCD screen. If you want an elegant camera to accompany you while you go for snorkeling, this one is for you.

2. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10

Sony cyber-shot has always been on the lead, and the DSC-TX10 proves to be another success in its line of cameras. With 16 mega pixels, it inevitably captures gorgeous pictures. It is waterproof to a depth of 16 feet and is perfect if you want to take pictures in and out of water. Basically, it’s the sleek design of the DSC- TX10 that makes it one you will love carrying everywhere.

1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Why is the Panasonic Lumix at the top position in our list of top 10 waterproof cameras. It has 12.1 megapixels, 4.6x optical zoom and the 28mm lens of this camera is wider than what usual digital cameras have and so you can capture more scenery with it. It takes stunning photos underwater, which is the main reason why it precedes all other waterproof cameras. It is waterproof till a depth of 40 feet, which is ideal for scuba diving. It has a range of different modes including the shutter speed mode with which you can take clear pictures of lightning storms too. They also come in heaps of cool colors, another reason why it is preferred over other cameras.

But Wait! There is Another, Even Better than the rest!

I know said it was a top 10, but there is absolutely no way this one can be excluded from the list. Instead of giving you the general spiel about what it can do I am just going to show you. I give you, the best and most popular camera know today:

The GoPro HERO3: Black Edition! 

My Favorite part is at 4:20, I get goosebumps all over!

I want to know your favorite parts! Using the fields below, comment the time that you got goosebumps or when that dirty, great, big grin thats probably still on your face. As I said earlier, mine is 4:20. If you are look to purchase one of these amazing cameras go to GoPro® 3D HERO System. I hope you enjoyed it and our list of top 10 waterproof cameras!

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