If you’re gearing up to DO:MORE on your next adventure trip, it’s best to be prepared with the best waterproof and shockproof cameras on the market.
No longer are cameras expensive pieces of equipment that you have to treat delicately. Cameras today are more resilient and can withstand copious amounts of use and abuse than ever before. This durability makes it more possible for you to get that perfect shot.
Take a look at five of the toughest cameras on the market: waterproof, shockproof models that can take insane amounts of punishment.
Fujifilm FinePix XP100
This tough camera that you can take anywhere except maybe a war zone has a rugged design for the great outdoors. is touted as offering “rugged design for the great outdoors.” The FinePix XP100 is shockproof to 6.5 feet, waterproof to 32 feet, freezeproof to 14 degrees, and sealed against dust and sand. The resilient design has a bigger grip so you can cling on during a bumpy or wavy ride, the manufacturer says. Carry this waterproof camera underwater, or even on your next motocross rally or climb up a rock face. In a bonus, the battery compartment is sealed with a double lock as an added waterproofing precaution when deploying the device underwater or in the field. The lens is well-protected, too. Its reinforced cover is treated with a water-repellent coating , “just shake the water off the lens and go right on shooting”, FujiFilm says.
GE DVX 1080P Pocket Video Camera
Who says the best waterproof cameras have to be dour? This versatile camera twins rugged construction with lovely looks. The GE DVX 1080P Pocket Video Camera comes in colors including amethyst, bubble gum, emerald-green, velvet-red and aqua-blue. The robust metal camera is perfect for someone who’s always on-the-go.
This camera comes complete with internal zoom lens, full HD 1080p movie recording on the fly, and photos at the touch of a button. The DVX grabs all your videos in full high-definition 1080p resolution. When you are done shooting, hook the camera via HDMI cable to your HDTV or monitor to share your high-resolution videos in a snap. Play back your videos and photos in one of several playback modes armed with up to 16X fast-forward and rewind. Better yet, you can advance your videos frame-by-frame to find just the right moment. The built-in lithium ion (Li-ion) battery gives you 80 minutes of 1080p video shooting or 280 still shots. Not bad for a waterproof camera
Olympus TG-320 14 MP Tough Series Camera
Olympus let’s us know, “life can be tough, this camera is tougher.” The Olympus TG-320 14 MP Tough Series Camera is has a ground-breaking system of the best waterproof camera seals and gaskets to keep liquid out, enabling you to take pictures as deep as 10 feet underwater. Add to that feature the rugged body and inventive shock-absorbing construction designed to weather a 5-foot drop, bump, or other nightmare.
Apparently the camera can survive pretty much any trauma short of a stomping or shooting or being thrust in a microwave. Capture HD videos with ease using the One-Touch HD Video button, and let your imagination run wild with in-camera Magic Art Filters like Pop Art, Watercolor and Fisheye.
Panasonic Lumix TS20
As applies to all of the best waterproof cameras on this list, the Panasonic Lumix TS20 is not just some brute. It comes in funky colors like orange, which should mean you never lose sight of it, if you drop it in some murky abyss. This 16.1 megapixel tough waterproof camera also boasts 4X optical zoom and an attractive form factor. Also, naturally, the gadget is suitable for just about any environment, short of the inside of a volcano or a boiling lake. You can submerge it up to 16 feet for underwater fun or beach scenes.
The stalwart is shockproof from 5 feet and easy to manipulate. You can shoot with one hand while keeping your balance and perhaps holding a flashlight in your other hand. When you go camping or hiking, the high-tech warhorse can handle fine dust particles, lowering the likelihood of a glitch. You can just wash off dust, dirt and soil with water and you’re ready to carry on climbing. You can even fire away while snowboarding, skiing, or skating in temperatures as low as 14 degrees, the manufacturer reckons.
Coleman Xtreme C5WP Shock & Waterproof Digital Camera
Leading outdoor brand Coleman is not one to shy away from making shockproof, waterproof digital cameras. The Coleman Xtreme iscomes ready with serious features: 12 megapixels, f/3.0 wide-angle lens, anti-shake image-stabilization, and bright, and high-resolution 2.7-inch LCD monitor. The C5WP also offers deep waterproof protection: up to 33 feet (10 meters), enabling you to go canoeing or even diving. You can bounce the Coleman Xtreme around a bit, too, judging by the shock resistance of up to 3.2 feet. In a plus, it is freezeproof to -10 degrees C (14 deg. F). All those perks make it perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities. Even the strap is sturdy – made of tough nylon, buoyant foam. Better still, the C5WP adds up to good bang for buck: the $100 rangecertainly sounds like solid value to us.