Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The best waterproof digital cameras typically fall in the $200- $400 range. The newer waterproof models have very good resolution and features such as in-built image stabilization and look pretty cool as well, so this can function not only as the best underwater camera but also as your primary point and shoot camera

If you are the adventurous kind and need a companion on your underwater travel adventures then the best waterproof digital cameras are for you. The best underwater cameras of 2013 are sturdy, rugged yet lightweight and take good quality pictures as well, making them a good bet for those beach expeditions or trekking trips. A good waterproof camera works up to 12m or more and in addition have shock, dust and freeze-proof features. Many of the models today have additional GPS tagging features as well.

The best waterproof cameras are on offer from Canon, Sony, Pentax and Olympus and are weather-proof rugged models. Waterproof cameras are especially handy when you are on vacation whether on the beach, scuba diving or on a skiing trip instead of carrying heavy equipment or a waterproof case for your normal camera.


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Nikon D7200
Sony A7 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Canon EOS 5Ds
Nikon D7200
Sony A7 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Canon EOS 5Ds
$1,097 - $3,794
$1,698 - $1,998
$999 - $2,100
$1,600 - $1,900
$3,699 - $6,898
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Mar 2015
Aug 2015
Jun 2015
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Camera Type
Mid-size SLR
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Mid-size SLR
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
51.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
43.04 mm
21.64 mm
21.64 mm
43.26 mm
Average Rating
 4.4 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.6 stars
Image Quality
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
77% Positive
23% Negative
100% Positive
Performance
55% Positive
45% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
80% Positive
20% Negative
Focus
77% Positive
23% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
70% Positive
30% Negative
100% Positive
Ease of Use
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Negative
58% Positive
42% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Video
66% Positive
34% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
37% Positive
63% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative

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