Nowadays we can find many cameras around with interesting looks and quality features, but it becomes difficult for us to choose the best in them. Clicking a photographs and making videos underwater sounds interesting and challenging and demands a camera with best features to sustain the pressure down there. For an underwater photography, we need a camera with waterproof and shockproof features along with the best picture quality; keeping all these aspects in mind we have listed below the five best cameras you can take underwater.
1. Fujifilm FinePix Z33
FinePix Z33, a waterproof, bubbly looking and affordable camera launch by Fujifilm is featured with 10 megapixel resolution, 3x zoom, 2.7inch LCD and SD/SDHC card support. This camera is smallest and lightest of all other available in market and can be placed easily in pocket or purse. All other accessories are available along with it including USB cable, wrist strap, battery charger, NP-45 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, camera software CD and more. This camera doesn’t come with a memory card, but have an inbuilt memory of 50MB, and surprisingly it takes only SD/SDHC memory cards leaving behind the xD-Picture card format.
Also it comes with a variety of colors ranging from green, pink, black and blue. This dustproof and waterproof camera can work well till 3 meter underwater. Three more items are designed next to the lens, the microphone, self timer lamp and a Z33’s built-in flash with arrange of 70cm to 3.9 m wide-angle and up to 3.4 m at telephoto.
2. Olympus Tough 8010
The Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 is a choice for people with an active lifestyle. This 14MP camera features 5x optical zoom supported with many protective features, it is shockproof to 6.6amp, freeze proof to 14°F and crushproof to 220lb of pressure and too add is highly waterproof. Dual Image Stabilization in it produces sharp and clear pictures even in low light on its 2.7" LCD screen. Tough 8010 come with 2G internal memory and supports SD/SDHC memory cards. Not only this, it is featured with AF Tracking, which records the unexpected and sudden movements resulting in stable and crispy pictures and art filters within it provides special artistic features. This is one of the best cameras that support so many features along with safety measures.
3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2
DMC-TS2 is perfect for the careless photographers who drop their cameras and then pay big amounts for its repair, but with this cam you can leave this fear behind as it is compact and features dustproof and waterproof body that can be carried 10m underwater and can easily withstand a fall from 2m, it is also freezeproof that can work at -10°C. Along with these features it uses a 14MP sensor, 2.7inch screen, 26 different scene modes and recording of videos with movement.
4. Canon PowerShot D10
A good image quality camera with stylish looks comprising latest features is what a sea photographer or one who participates in water-based activities demand for. To fulfill this need Canon has the PowerShot D10, featuring Canon's TruCapture technology with 12.1 megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom. It supports a sealed body that makes it dustproof and allows tolerating temperature as low as 10 degrees Celsius. The PowerShot can dive down to ten meters and can endure being drop from a height of one meter.
5. Pentax Optio W60
Pentax Optio W60 comes with a complete overhaul for a series of cameras that comes with a unique looks and cool features. It comprises of 10 megapixel sensor, a 5x optical zoom lens and a 2.5 inch screen. It can survive temperatures of minus ten centigrade, and can be operated underwater at depths of about 4 meters extended up to period of two hours. Pentax Optio costs around $315 which will soon drop down in few months.