Updated on 2 August 2013 by

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
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
$2,150
$630 - $915
$2,500
$999 - $1,448
$898 - $1,046
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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
Average Rating
 4.5 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.3 stars

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