The summer started blazing and once again, we gear up for the sun, sea, sand and water. Poolside barbecue and parties, splashing of cool blue water, water sports, skiing, diving, swimming and beach vacations keep our summer vacations busy, colorful and peppy. With all these activities taking places this season, can you really pass these by without capturing those moments and turning them into splashing blue memories? You fear you may douse your expensive DSLR or compact camera in the pool or if it accidentally falls from your grip on any hard surface, your camera would be damaged permanently. Hence, it is better to switch to a waterproof camera from a compact digital camera or DSLR camera.
What are waterproof cameras?
These waterproof cameras are inexpensive and are great options for budget camera buyers.Â In addition to the waterproof feature, these underwater cameras are also made with rugged cases to resist accidental drop on the hard surface, freezing, rainfall etc. harsh weather conditions. Hence, these waterproof cameras not only render in underwater photography, but also let you photograph on mountain hikes, skiing, in the rains and use throughout the year in various seasons. Whatâ€™s more? These cameras comes packed with other features like HD/full HD video recording, waterproof LCD monitor, image stabilization plus sparkling designs. Now, take a look at these top recommendations in waterproof cameras that score higher in parameters like image quality, robust design, optical zoom, depth of underwater, shockproof, freezeproof, user friendliness etc.
Panasonic Lumix TS3
Panasonic Lumix TS3 is my top favorite in waterproof cameras for its excellent image quality, 12.1 MP sensor, 4.6x optical zoom, 28mm wide angle lens, 60 – 1/1300 shutter speed, 40 feet waterproof depth level, shockproof to 6.6 feet (around 2m) and freezing proof to -10 degrees C, Â plus built-in GPS, 3D Photo Mode, and capacity to record HD movies.
I would also recommend other waterproof cameras take under consideration to compare before you find the perfect underwater camera â€“
- Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10Â
- Canon Powershot D10Â
- Pentax Optio WG-1 GPSÂ
- Nikon CoolPix AW100
- Olympus Âµ TOUGH-8010