Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best cheap waterproof cameras are available from brands like Nikon, Panasonic and Olympus under the price range of $300 and $200. Some of these cameras are also capable of high definition video recording.


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Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Fujifilm FinePix S1
Olympus TG-850
Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Fujifilm FinePix S1
Olympus TG-850
$154 - $230
$225 - $330
$270 - $500
$280 - $320
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Jun 2014
Mar 2014
Jun 2014
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
Optical Zoom
5.0 x
4.0 x
50.0 x
5.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.6 stars