Best Cameras for Underwater Photography
Finding a good camera isn’t a tall order, but finding one that can take excellent photos underwater just might be. That’s why we’ve compiled information on the best underwater cameras so you don’t have to guess when making your next big tech purchase. And you don’t have to worry about your camera suddenly malfunctioning while on that scuba diving trip and you want to snap a shot of the coral beneath you.
So here you go, in no particular order, our top five cameras for underwater photography.
Olympus Stylus Tough 8000
If you want to capture shots underwater, you might want to try out the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000. This digital camera has a wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel screen, a 3.6x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. But even more important, this camera is tough, standing up to being submerged up to 33 feet, 220 pounds of crushing pressure, sky high drops and freezing temperatures.
Casio Exilim EX-G1
Another camera on our list is the Casio Exilim EX-G!. It’s waterproof, of course and features 12.1-megapixel resolution, a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and a 3x optical zoom. Feel free to dive down to nine feet for up to an hour with this camera with no problems and if cold temperatures are in store, it can handle those as low as 14 degrees.
Canon PowerShot D10
If you’re looking to go on an adventure, the Canon PowerShot D10 might just need to be on your “to buy” list. This digital camera is strong and takes photos with a 12.1- megapixel resolution and offers up 3x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch screen and can withstand diving to 33-feet below the surface and can handle extreme temperatures that span from 14 to 104 degrees.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1
Think your camera will have to withstand abuse and not just water? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 might just be up for the job. It features a 12.1-megapixel resolution, a 2.7- inch screen and a 4.6x optical zoom. It’s shockproof from up to five feet and can be submerged up to 10 feet. It also has rubber padding, so it’s sure to hold up to whatever you throw at it—literally!
Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP
Finally, the last camera on our list is the Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP. This camera has a 10-megapixel resolution, a 2.7-inch screen and a 3x optical zoom. It has the added benefit of being relatively inexpensive as well, making it ideal for outdoor adventurers looking to pick something up before heading off on their next big trip. It’s available in a variety of colors and offers point-and-shoot functionality. And you can submerge it down to 10 feet and still take photos.
These are some of the best underwater cameras available at the moment. Hopefully, you’ll go home with one that suits your needs, will operate under pressure and takes some pretty decent photos in the process.