Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Waterproof Digital Cameras

1. Olympus V104160BU000 Waterproof Digital Camera

User Ratings: 61 9

Olympus V104160BU000 First Impressions

"Great clarity."

I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. Been looking for a easy to use, simple Waterproof Digital Camera. Reduced kit by one star since enclosed camera bag is too small for camera. I needed a Waterproof Digital Camera with a sensor larger than what is on my smartphone. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas.

  • Olympus TG-4 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • 4X wide-angle optical zoom with fast f2.0 high speed lens
  • Waterproof to depths of 50 feet, Freeze proof to 14 degrees F, Shockproof to 7 feet, Crushproof to 220 lb.
  • RAW capture, Live Composite, Underwater modes with Underwater HDR
  • Wi-Fi / GPS / e. Compass
  • 1080P HD video
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus V104160BU000
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus V104160BU000 Final Thoughts

"Decent battery life."

Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. I like everything about the camera. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor.

Overall Score
4.1


(599 Points)

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2. Panasonic DMC-TS30R Waterproof Digital Camera

User Ratings: 68 10

Panasonic DMC-TS30R First Impressions

"God bless you Panasonic!"

Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. Easy to use, great for simple pictures. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold.

  • Panasonic DMC-TS30R LUMIX Tough Camera (Red) +32GB U3 SDHC + 2 Extra Batteries
  • Includes - Sony 32GB Memory Card / Battery / Focus HDMI to Micro HDMI cable (6 FT) / Accessory Bundle / Foam Floating Strap / 10" Spider Tripod
  • Panasonic Authorized Dealer - Includes USA Manufacturer's Warranty
  • 16.1MP 1/2.3" CCD Sensor / 4x Optical Zoom 25-100mm DC Vario Lens / 2.7" 230k-dot TFT Color LCD Display
  • 720p HD Video Capture / Waterproof to 26' (8 m) / Shockproof/Freeze Proof/Dust Proof
  • MEGA Optical Image Stabilization / High Speed Burst Shooting of 8fps / Intelligent AUTO Mode
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-TS30R
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-TS30R Final Thoughts

"So, not real."

I've researched this Panasonic DMC-TS30R A LOT and I only heard great things. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. I am so impressed with this Panasonic DMC-TS30R! If you want to take bird pictures. Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers.

Overall Score
4.2


(58 Points)

3. Panasonic DMC-TS30/BL Waterproof Digital Camera

User Ratings: 68 10

Panasonic DMC-TS30/BL First Impressions

"She swears by it."

It will take some getting used to. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Waterproof Digital Camera. This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. Its really the camera to take on day trips.

  • Panasonic DMC-TS30A LUMIX Tough Camera (Blue) with 32GB Memory Card Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS30 Digital Camera (Blue), SanDisk 32GB Memory Card 2 x Koah PRO Panasonic DMW-BCK7 Rechargeable Replacement Li-ion Batteries, Camera Accessory Bundle, HDMI Standard to Micro Cable, 12-Inch Spider Tripod, Camera Strap
  • BEAUTIFUL UNDERWATER SHOTS: The red color reproduction of Advanced Underwater Mode easily compensates for the red tones easily lost in underwater shooting to create more natural underwater images
  • QUAD-PROOF TOUGH FOR ACTIVE LIFESTYLES: This tough, rugged camera is waterproof, shockproof, dust and freezeproof, perfect for photos and video anywhere, indoors or out
  • TORCH LIGHT: Torch light helps record beautiful videos even in dusky underwater environments or in camp at night
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-TS30/BL
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-TS30/BL Final Thoughts

"So I purchased the Panasonic DMC-TS30/BL."

I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now. Not to mention it worked great as a Waterproof Digital Camera too. I would like a firmware update to fix that. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning.

Overall Score
4.2


(58 Points)

4. Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X Waterproof Digital Camera

User Ratings: 76

Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X First Impressions

"Camera works just fine."

Simple to figure out how to use, even for beginning photographers. It size is great for pockets and small purses. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon.

  • Stealth Cam SD Card Reader and Viewer with Touch Screen 4.3-inch LCD + Eight 16GB SD Cards + Card Holder + Card Reader Bundle (11 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Stealth Cam SD Card Reader/Viewer with 4.3 inch LCD Screen, Stealth Cam HME SD Card Holder, 8 x Sandisk Ultra 16GB Class 10 SD Memory Card, Focus USB 2.0 Card Reader
  • TOUCH SCREEN: The new 4.3-Inch touch screen viewer from Stealth Cam will revolutionize how you look at images in the field
  • EFFICIENT: Designed with security and reliability in mind, this Stealth Cam HME SD Card Holder makes transporting your SD cards back and forth easy and efficient
  • BETTER QUALITY: The SanDisk Ultra SDHC Memory Card is twice as fast as ordinary SDHC and cards, allowing it to take better pictures and Full HD videos
  • DURABLE DESIGN: The SanDisk Ultra SDXC and SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof. Enjoy your adventures without worrying about the durability of your memory card
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X Final Thoughts

"Still five stars!"

For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. During my search, I discovered that the Stealth Cam STC-CRV43X was about to be released. But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife.

Overall Score
4.8


(19 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Waterproof Digital Cameras

5. Nikon Waterproof Digital Camera

User Ratings: 49 10

Nikon First Impressions

"Major win here."

While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Nikon . The lens adapter works seamlessly with no performance penalty. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Everything about it is solid and satisfying.

  • Nikon Coolpix W150 Digital Camera (White) with 32GB Card, Battery, Case, Floating Strap and Accessory Bundle (5 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon Coolpix W150 Digital Camera (White), Accessory Bundle for Large Point and Shoot Digital Cameras, EN-EL19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Replacement Battery for Nikon Coolpix, 32GB 80MB/s SD Card, and Foam Floating Camera Strap (Color May Vary)
  • IMAGING: The camera offers an effective pixel count of 13.2 million pixels and is equipped with a 3x optical zoom NIKKOR lens. It has Dynamic Fine Zoom*, which can be used to achieve approximately 6x zoom
  • RUGGED DESIGN: The Nikon Coolpix W150 is tough and reliable for use by children and adults in a variety of leisure and travel situations. The camera is waterproof to a depth of 33-feet/10m, shockproof to withstand falls from as high as 5.9-feet/1.8m, dustproof and cold-resistant down to 14 degree Fahrenheit/-10 degree Celsius
  • ZOOM: Dynamic Fine Zoom can be used to achieve approximately 6x zoom while ensuring that resolution remains high throughout the digital zoom range
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon Final Thoughts

"The viewer works great."

Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. This is the perfect compromise camera for me. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. I feel that it takes better pictures than the DSC-HX50. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it.

Overall Score
4.2


(12 Points)

6. Fujifilm K-87253-02 Waterproof Digital Camera

User Ratings: 47

Fujifilm K-87253-02 First Impressions

"Mostly point and shoot."

I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. The battery life is outstanding, lasted her whole two week trip with moderate use. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it. Manual focus would've been nice. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP80 Shock & Waterproof Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Graphite Black) with 32GB Card + Battery + Case + Tripod + Strap + HDMI Cable + Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm K-87253-02
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm K-87253-02 Final Thoughts

"Cheaper ones are ok."

It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. I would like a firmware update to fix that. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things. Everything about it is solid and satisfying. I have already taken it and my P900 to three photo shoots.

Overall Score
4.2


(8 Points)

7. Fujifilm xp120 Waterproof Digital Camera

User Ratings: 60

Fujifilm xp120 First Impressions

"The zoom is terrific."

Just ordered my soft box lights. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. In fact, the very first photo I took was indoors of my wife. I'm impressed with how Fujifilm incorporated it seamlessly.

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Waterproof Digital Underwater Camera USA Model (Sky Blue)
  • 16.4MP BSI CMOS Sensor Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-140mm (35mm Equivalent) Water, Shock, Freeze, and Dustproof
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Cinemagraph Mode and Interval Shooting
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm xp120
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm xp120 Final Thoughts

"All in my Pelican case."

Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Fujifilm. The Fujifilm xp120 is small and fast. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb.

Overall Score
4.2


(7 Points)

8. Ultimate Deals w300orange Waterproof Digital Camera

User Ratings: 79

Ultimate Deals w300orange First Impressions

"Wonderful pictures."

What a really unique camera. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. Maybe it is for a small POS. It size is great for pockets and small purses.

  • Nikon Coolpix W300 4K Wi-Fi Shock & Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange) with 64GB Card + Case + Battery & Charger + Tripod + Float Strap +Ultimate Bundle
  • KIT INCLUDES 12 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Nikon Coolpix W300 4K Wi-Fi Shock & Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange) + [2] Transcend 64GB SDXC U3 Card + [3] Spare EN-EL12 Battery +
  • [4] Battery Charger for EN-EL12 + [5] Lowepro Newport 30 Camera Case + [6] PD 50" Compact Travel Tripod +
  • [7] Floating Foam Camera Strap + [8] HDMI to Micro-HDMI Cable (6') + [9] PD SD & MicroSD Card Reader +
  • [10] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [11] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [12] LCD Screen Protectors + Ultimate Deals Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ultimate Deals w300orange
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ultimate Deals w300orange Final Thoughts

"Good pictures!"

The initial charge using the Ultimate Deals w300orange to charge the battery took about 2 hours. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. After taking a photo, it would not focus or operate, or so it seemed. If you want to take bird pictures. 5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

9. Olympus 227700 Waterproof Digital Camera

User Ratings: 63

Olympus 227700 First Impressions

"Over all very satisfied."

That is the reason I bought this Olympus 227700. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. Or, you can select all-manual, if you want to set everything yourself. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle. The Olympus 227700 is small and fast.

  • Olympus Stylus 550 10MP Waterproof Digital Camera (Teal) - REFURBISHED
  • Revolutionary system of waterproof seals & gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 10 feet underwater
  • More than 10 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality
  • 3x Optical Zoom brings you closer to the subject without taking a step
  • 2.5 high-resolution LCD provides easy shooting & sharing of your images with friends & family
  • Intelligent Auto automatically identifies the scene you're shooting and adjusts the settings to optimize results
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus 227700
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus 227700 Final Thoughts

"Really great camera."

It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. It is easy to use and takes clear pictures. I would like a firmware update to fix that.

Overall Score
4.6


(7 Points)

10. Canon 5D Mark IV Waterproof Digital Camera

Canon 5D Mark IV First Impressions

"Quality all around!"

Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Basically, when doing astro-photography. I overall love this Canon 5D Mark IV and would recommend to others! I love the camera and the bundle is OK. This is a great entry level camera.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body, Canon BG-E20 Grip, Sandisk Extreme 64GB U3 Card, Polaroid LED Video Light, Microphone, 72-inch Monopod, Ritz Gear Backpack & Accessory Bundle
  • Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Body + Canon BG-E20 Grip + Sandisk 64GB Extreme Pro U3 SDXC Card + Polaroid 160 LED Elite Video Light + Microphone + Monopod + Backpack + RitzGear Accessory Bundle
  • Canon Authorized Dealer - Includes 12 Month Original Canon USA Warranty
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 30.4 MP DSLR Camer features Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 6+ Image Processor, 3.2" 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor, DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab, 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Native ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400, Built-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC
  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip is a large capacity battery grip designed for the EOS 5D Mark IV, ideal for high volume and easy vertical shooting
  • Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC Card is ideal for professionals looking to maximize post-production workflow with read speeds of up to 95MB/s; write speeds of up to 90MB/s and Video Speed of C10, U3, V30 Shock-proof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and x-ray-proof, records full HD, 3D, and 4K video. Lifetime limited warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 5D Mark IV
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 5D Mark IV Final Thoughts

"Excellent size."

This is a great entry level camera. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. First four pictures I took and they came out great! The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 5D Mark IV.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

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