The 3 Best Waterproof Cameras for 2017

These days, there’s so much choice out there among digital cameras and action cameras for waterproof options that it can be tricky to narrow your options down to the best underwater camera out of the bunch.

Even we couldn’t manage it, which is why this list includes our three favourite waterproof cameras on the market in 2017.

The waterproof cameras we’ve listed work perfectly well submerged without any underwater housing. But they also add a little something extra in superior videos and photographs, along with other additional features that help them stand out from the competition.

So if you’re looking for the best underwater camera for all your crazy aquatic adventures, below we’ve listed the top three waterproof cameras to buy this year.

The Best Waterproof Cameras for 2017

Olympus TG-5 Tough

olympus tg-5 waterproof camera

The Olympus TG-5 Tough is the perfect waterproof camera, built for all your rough outdoor activities.

Combine its new image sensor with its new TruePicVIII image processor and the bright f/2.0 high-res lens and you’re guaranteed excellent image quality.

But what really sets this waterproof camera apart is its dependable, rugged qualities. It comes with anti-fog dual-pane protective glass. And it’s crushproof, freezeproof, and built to survive drops from 2.1 metres.

Meanwhile, your expeditions will all be recorded with the Field Sensor System – latitude and longitude, temperature, and, altitude and depth all noted in your smartphone.

The TG-5 is also one of the best waterproof video cameras, with 4K capabilities and 120-fps recording capabilities at Full HD resolution. And you even can shoot in a versatile RAW format.

But what you’ll truly love about the Olympus TG-5 is the Underwater Mode, built for underwater photography to a depth of 15 metres.

Nikon COOLPIX W300

nikon coolpix w300

This is one of the best waterproof cameras around, with amazing features built for underwater and other outdoor adventures.

It’s shockproof, cold-resistant, dustproof, and, of course, waterproof to an incredible depth of 30 metres.

The COOLPIX W300 is built with 4K video capabilities, plus a fantastic 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor.

This camera comes with some other superior features, including a 5x optical zoom and built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. Not to mention it comes in some awesome colour options.

GoPro Hero 6

gopro hero 6

Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the ever-incredible GoPro Hero range, with the most recent Hero upping GoPro’s game with some incredible new features.

Aside from being super lightweight and compact – perfect for underwater shooting – the GoPro Hero 6 includes some of the following features:

  • Durable waterproof design
  • 12 megapixel sensor
  • 4K video recording
  • Video stabilisation
  • WiFi enabled
  • Waterproof to 10m without any additional housing

The Hero 6 will immerse all your viewers in the action with its superior image and video quality and its durability.

It is also equipped with Quikstories, which sends footage straight to your phone to be automatically edited into amazing videos.

As you can see, you’ve got some amazing options on the market right now for underwater cameras. But you don’t have to limit yourself to cameras designed specifically for rugged adventures.

Many more cameras we haven’t listed here can be paired with dedicated underwater housings to convert your best-performing cameras into instant waterproof cameras.

But of course, nothing will beat a camera designed to be submerged! Browse our full range of weatherproof cameras built for rugged adventures today!

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