Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Till a while ago, no waterproof camera was known for great image quality, because the user looked for other attractive features in his companion for outdoor adventure. Of late though, all manufacturers catering to the waterproof segment have been packing in many more necessary features, and include waterproof ability too on-board. When you scout for the best waterproof camera, whatever the brand, take care to ensure a few niche features that will easily make you happy as you use the camera in rain or shine, at the pool and the beach. Look for cameras that combine image quality, HD video capture, and maybe even panoramic views. It should be simple to use and handle rough treatment.


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Sony A7 II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Sony Alpha A7S
Sony Alpha A77 II
Sony A7 II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Sony Alpha A7S
Sony Alpha A77 II
$1,698 - $1,998
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$2,400 - $2,500
$948 - $1,897
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Sep 2015
Jul 2014
Jun 2014
Camera Type
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-style mirrorless
Mid-size SLR
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
43.04 mm
13.23 mm
43.04 mm
28.2 mm
Average Rating
 4.5 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.5 stars
Focus
100% Positive
71% Positive
29% Negative
100% Negative
Video
87% Positive
13% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
Look and Feel
75% Positive
25% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
Image Quality
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
Battery
100% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative