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The best waterproof cameras for video are the portable compact cameras for point and shoot photography during vacations and travelling. The water resistant feature of these digital cameras is also very useful while surfing and other water adventures.

The digital cameras listed below having rugged bodies can also capture HD videos along with the capturing ability of photos of over 14 Megapixels. Some of the best waterproof digital cameras come handy along with inbuilt GPS for tracking your location. Since these digital cameras are designed for outdoor usage, you could also expect extended battery life from these products.

Our list of best waterproof cameras for video capturing is narrowed down to the digital cameras which have been top rated by some of the best camera reviewers, supporting water resistance and HD video recording of 720p (HD), 1080p (Full HD) resolution.

Some of the best waterproof cameras for video come from brands like Fuji, Olympus and Sony, and most of them can be affordable under $300 price range.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera


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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Pentax K-3
Nikon D610
Canon EOS 70D
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera
Pentax K-3 SLR Camera - Body Only
Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 20.2 MP Digital Still Camera
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Release Date
Sep 2013
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
Jun 2013
Oct 2013
HD Recording Format
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480p, 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94
1080p (HDTV), 480p, 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Camera Type
Compact System Camera, SLR-style mirrorless
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR-like (bridge)
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
28.2 mm
43.18 mm
27.04 mm
13.23 mm

  • With gorgeous images - even in low light, incredible speed, and a wealth of high-end features, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the best Micro Four Thirds camera that money can buy. It's an easy Editors' Choice award winner.


  • Overall, our main criticism of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 lies not with its performance or feature-set, but with its price. £1299 / $1399 body-only is a lot to pay for a compact system camera these days.

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    The Olympus OM-D E-M1 surpasses everything that we have seen so far from an ILC. Providing amazing performance and image quality that rivals a lower level pro mode dSLR, this much smaller camera is ready to go anywhere and perform in all situations.


  • The Pentax K-3 is the most refined K-mount SLR to date, offering fast autofocus and superb image quality. Its video autofocus implementation isn't the best, but it still manages to snag our Editors' Choice award.


  • The Pentax K-3 is the most full-featured prosumer DSLR camera on the market, but not only that, it also delivers great performance, weather-resistant build quality, slick handling and excellent image quality too. The K-3 certainly has what it takes to compete with its main rivals, the Canon EOS 70D and Nikon D7100.
    The Pentax K-3 builds on the proven handling of the K-5 II camera.


  • A completely weatherproof body, good image quality and intuitive handling puts the K-3 cat among the pigeons, but there's still work to do if Pentax is to seriously compete with the DSLR options from Canon and Nikon.


  • Though competition's increasing for low-end full-frame cameras, the Nikon D610 holds its own; that said, while slightly faster than its predecessor it's not a whole lot different.


  • That the D610 is lighter than any other Nikon FX digital SLR camera is a real boon to anyone planning to use it for extended periods of time, though be prepared that it's still quite a handful and noticeably heavier than the cheapest auto focus SLRs of the film era (then again, it's a much higher specified model than any of those). The Nikon D610's mirror is surprisingly quiet for a full-frame SLR camera and in normal use it produces only minimal viewfinder blackout.


  • While the Nikon D610 is an excellent camera that's capable of recording plenty of detail in images with rich tones, good exposure and pleasant colours it is considerably more expensive the Canon 6D.


  • An overall excellent camera, but one that fails to capture the best-in-class prize for image quality.


  • The Canon EOS 70D delivers the smoothest Live View focus we've seen in a traditional D-SLR, but it can struggle to lock that focus in dim light.


  • Indeed, until we see Dual-Pixel CMOS AF inevitably make its way across the EOS range, we'd recommend the new Canon EOS 70D as the APS-C camera to go for if you're currently considering a mid-range DSLR camera. It offers a winning blend of features, performance and image quality that is hard to beat, both by its EOS brothers and other manufacturers' offerings. The new EOS 70D marks a real step forward for both Canon and the venerable SLR camera.


  • Offering excellent image quality, great build, speedy performance, and slick ease-of-use, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is the best super-zoom camera currently on the market. Only you can decide if all of that is worth the the admittedly substantial investment - we'd strongly suggest that it is...


  • We began this review with the conundrum every DSLR owner confronts – dealing with myriad lenses and shoulder-breaking gear bags – and whether there is a high-quality, portable solution for these issues. The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 is it and it deserves our Editor’s Choice designation. Still and video quality is excellent while the Zeiss glass is outstanding. Granted it is expensive and there are a few negatives, but we’d be hard pressed to believe anyone would squawk about the tradeoffs. If you’re looking for a fine camera for your next vacation, this is it.