There are many reasons for buying a waterproof digital camera, and diving is a major one. Even today’s camera phones have been crafted by manufacturers with waterproof casings. Some of the best (and today rather cheap) underwater cameras have been designed in a manner so as to provide necessary protection against being crushed and freezing temperatures.
Have a look at 5 best waterproof underwater digital cameras for diving in 2019
- Olympus Tough TG-5
- GoPro HERO6 Black
- Ricoh WG-50
- Nikon Coolpix W300
- Panasonic FT30
Olympus Tough TG-5
The Olympus TG series has long occupied a sterling reputation within the market of underwater digital cameras. It’s a winning digital waterproof camera that’s suitable for photographers of all levels. The Tough TG-5 has 4K video recording, raw shooting, 15-metre waterproofing and 460k-dot LCD screen, along with a chunky handgrip. You can buy the camera at $379.95 at Amazon.
GoPro HERO6 Black
The GoPro HERO6 Black delivers image and video of the most advanced quality. Its other features include 4K video and 60fps video stabilization, although it’s not freeze-proof like other options. Besides this, the QuikStories feature allows for quick cutting as well. You can buy the HERO6 at an amazing price of $293.96.
Nikon Coolpix W300
The waterproof camera most suitable for deeper divers is the Nikon Coolpix W300. Decent zoom range, excellent waterproofing and no raw shooting are some of the features that make it the first choice for deep-water explorers. The camera may be a bit pricy at $338.95 but is a superb all-rounder.
The Ricoh WG-50 is among the toughest cameras available on the market. It’s not only crush-proof but also has additional features, including decent zoom range (5x optical), useful built-in ring lights and a low-resolution screen. You can buy it for $299.
The Panasonic FT30 may not be a new camera to the market, but what differentiates it from the others is its capability in still photography. The camera is not only very affordable but also has a smart design and four color options that make it a versatile waterproof camera. You can buy it at an amazing price of $149.59.
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