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If you remember that waterproof cameras are not known for image quality, you have won half the battle. Also, with a camera meant for good outdoor and underwater performance you want reliability and ease of use. An affordable point-and-shoot to splash with at the beach or pool should allow use at some depth, provide a clear viewing screen, some video capability, and some zoom. Some new models even allow GPS tagging. Well-known brands Fuji and Kodak and lesser-known companies Vistaquest, Vupoint and Vivitar have waterproof cameras for under $150. Look for the sport camera label along with the waterproof tag - this means that the camera is rugged enough for usage in the wet.

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Nikon Coolpix S32

Nikon Coolpix S32


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Polaroid IF045
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 / DMC-FT20
Nikon Coolpix S30
Nikon Coolpix S32
FUJIFILM XP55 Digital Camera
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 / DMC-FT20 Light Field Camera
Nikon Coolpix S30 Light Field Camera
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Release Date
Mar 2014
Jul 2012
Jul 2012
Feb 2012
Feb 2012
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Camera Type
Compact
Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Compact
Light Field Camera, Compact
Optical Zoom
3.0 x
5.0 x
9.0 x
4.0 x
3.0 x
Resolution
13.0 Megapixel
14.4 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
16.6 Megapixel
10.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CCD
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
3.16 mm
7.66 mm
6.0 mm

With new features for kids

Not as rugged as competitors

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Family-friendly waterproof and shockproof point-and-shoot

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