The best of…waterproof cameras

Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5, and more

Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS

“Without a doubt,” this is 2013’s best waterproof camera. “A great all-around camera that happens to be rugged and waterproof,” it “easily beats” rivals in image quality. Only its video performance disappoints.

$380, getolympus.com

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up

Source: USA Today

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5

Waterproof to depths of 43 feet, this camera can handle anything a beach day throws at it. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you upload photos and high-resolution video the moment that you’re back at your beach house.

$400, panasonic.com

Source: TheWall Street Journal

Liquid Image Scuba Series HD

Dive as deep as 130 feet and shoot video or photographs without having to worry about dropping your camera. This scuba mask also has optional lights to use for darker settings.

$200, hsn.com

Source: FitnessMagazine.com

Pentax WG-3 GPS

One of the world’s toughest point-and-shoots now has built-in GPS to log the location of every photo taken. Waterproof to 46 feet, it can also survive drops from nearly 7 feet. It has a fast lens, too, though its images get a bit “noisy” at higher ISO settings.

$300, pentaxwebstore.com

Source: PCMag.com

Nikon Coolpix AW110

“If you really care about GPS and Wi-Fi,” consider this Nikon. It offers “by far the best GPS system” and also includes street-level mapping. Just don’t take it deeper than 59 feet.

$350, nikonusa.com

Source: USA Today

To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us