Best Underwater Cameras You Can Buy Reviewed

Welcome to best underwater cameras guide! We know that jibber-jabber isn’t what you came for, so let’s dive right into the meaty part – best cameras for underwater use, go.

Ricoh WG-5 GPS Digital Camera

Ricoh WG-5

This camera has a somewhat rugged design, and can dive up to 14m (45 feet) below water. It is also freeze-proof to -10 degrees C (14 degrees Fahrenheit) and is dustproof as well. This camera has auto picture modes that automatically selects the best camera settings for the given scene, and when you’ve done with shooting you can edit your pictures in playback using a wide range of filters.

It can take up to 240 shots before its battery goes out, but this will reduce quickly if you use the GPS frequently so it is recommended to bring along a spare battery. Images shared online pack a good quality, but the lack of Wi-Fi may make other cameras more appealing to some users.

Price: $ 297.00
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Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1

One of the top features of Nikon 1 series camera is its ruggedness. It is the world’s first waterproof, shockproof, interchangeable lens camera. This white fella captures images and videos in full 1080p HD video, but one of the main disadvantages is short battery life rated at 220 shots in one setting. Support for GPS and GLONASS positioning systems is included, and overall speed and image quality are very impressive.

Price: $797.00
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

This camera is very easy to use since it has Intelligent Auto mode to adjust camera settings automatically in accordance to the scene. It has a built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, and is extremely tough. The FT5 has a number of color modes and a wide range of creative control filters to help you take unique pictures. It has a zoom rocker, playback mode, delete and display buttons, as well as Wi-Fi on the back. It has an understandable menu system, and its videos are recorded in full 1080p HD along with audio.

Price: $ 290.00
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Olympus Stylus TG-870

Olympus TG-870

This camera captures sharp and vibrant colors, and it has a great color range. It is powered by a Li-ion battery which can take 300 pictures on a single charge and that longevity is one of its many advantages. This underwater camera has both built-in Wi-Fi and GPS and it can upload images taken to mobile phones. This camera can go to 15 meters (50 feet) under water and can take a hit from the height of 15 meters (7 feet). It has a body crafted from metal, with a dose of plastic outlining the frontal side.

Price: $279.00
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