Whether you’re doing an elaborate snorkeling shoot or just want to capture a splashy day at the beach, waterproof cameras should be your go to. They offer the image quality and clarity of regular cameras, along with a rugged build designed to safely shoot your aquatic fun.
Here are some of our favorite waterproof cameras, built for adventures both big and small.
Freezeproof and shockproof as well. Amazon
The Fujifilm FinePix XP130 comes equipped with an LCD monitor that adjusts to varying lighting conditions and won’t drain your battery in the process. It also takes HD 1080p video and is capable of recording at up to 320 frames per second. Don’t worry about being too gentle with this one: It’s waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof, and dustproof.
Capture videos in 4K ultra HD. Amazon
Whether you’re sliding down a snowy mountain or scuba diving deep underwater, the Nikon W300 will capture all the action with the detailed richness of 4K ultra HD video. Adventurous spirits will appreciate that the camera works at depths of up to 100 feet and remains freezeproof down to 14 degrees Farenheit. Other benefits include a powerful low-light sensor, GPS, and tools that allow you to measure atmospheric and water pressure.
Get creative with your movie making. Amazon
Want to create 4K ultra HD videos with special effects during your adventures, without spending a ton of money doing it? Go with the AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera. You can loop record, make time lapse videos, and then share your clips through the camera’s built-in WiFi feature. Big bonus: It comes with a wireless wrist remote control (say goodbye to awkward selfies!) and works in depths of 98 feet.
Better for shallow water and pockets. Amazon
If you’re looking for a waterproof camera that won’t break the bank, Crosstour Action Camera is the one for you. It has a 170 degree wide-angle lens, along with HD video/photo resolution to capture high-quality shots. There’s also an adaptable accessory kit that allows you to mount the camera on different surfaces, making it hassle free and particularly useful for water or winter sports.