Having an underwater digital camera is getting fashionable and even mandatory to people in some professions. It is an extra dimension of your digital camera to have the capability to capture images in underwater conditions. If you are very much interested in capturing images of the underwater world, you should go for waterproof cameras.
As you check the manual you will be able to figure out the ‘waterproof’ feature of your camera. There are a number of brands that had launched a number of waterproof cameras.
Some of the prominent brands include Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm and Olympus. Let us check some of the finest underwater digital cameras in this series.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
Lumix DMC-TS4 lists top in underwater digital cameras with 12.1 MP lenses. It offers 4.6x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom. The focal length varies from 4.9 to 22.8.
The shutter speed varies from 60 to 1/1300 seconds. The focal range varies from 30 cm to infinity. You can take advantage of the ISO level ranging from 100 to 6400.
The camera can withstand up to 40 feet depth. You can have a clear view of snaps through 2.7 LCD screen. The dimensions of the camera are 1.04” x 2.52” x 4.07”.
It weighs 6.88 ounces. The camera comes with 20 MB internal memory and 1 year warranty. You can 310 shots for every single battery charge.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 comes with very high resolution lenses of 16.2MP. You can take advantage of 4x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom facilities.
The focal length varies from 17 to 108mm. Shutter speed varies from 4 to 1/1600 seconds. The focus range varies from 8 cm to infinity.
You can take advantage of the ISO level ranging from 125 to 3200. The camera can withstand up to 16 feet depth. You can have a clear preview of snaps through 3” LCD screen.
The dimensions of the camera are 0.7” x 2.2” x 3.8”. It weighs 4.2 ounces. The camera comes with 1 year warranty. You can 250 shots for every single battery charge.
Canon Powershot D10
The Canon Powershot D10 is fitted with 12.1 MP lenses is one of the best underwater digital cameras. It has 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom.
The focal length varies from 6.2 mm to 18.6 mm. It gives you great flexibility in terms of shutter speed which varies from 15 to 1/1500 seconds.
The focus range will be in between 30 cm and infinity. You can take advantage of ISO levels ranging from 80 and 6400. You can comfortably take snaps up to a depth of 33 feet in the water.
You can have a preview of the snap on 2.5” LCD screen. The dimensions of the camera are 1.9” x 2.6” x 4.1”. It weighs 6.7 ounces. You can comfortably take 220 snaps after a single charge of the battery.
Fujifilm FinePix XP170
FinePix XP170 is a handy camera that comes with 14MP lenses. It has 5x optical zoom as well as 6.8x digital zoom. You can take advantage of focal lengths which varies in between 5 and 25mm.
The shutter speed will vary from 4 to 1/2000 seconds. The focus range varies from 60 cm to infinity. In addition to the auto mode of ISO, you can set manually in between 100 and 3200.
Water will not penetrate into the camera even if you take snaps at 16 feet depth. The dimensions of the camera are 0.9” x 2.7” x 3.9”. It weighs 5.2 ounces.
You can have a preview of snaps on 2.7” LCD screen. You can comfortably take 300 snaps per each battery charge.
The camera comes with 95MB inbuilt memory module. This is one of the simplest underwater digital cameras.
Before purchasing underwater digital cameras, you should figure out the image quality that can be obtained through the camera. If the camera is small in size, you can easily carry it with you.
The battery should give you long life. You should go for large memory modules so that you can take lots of snaps as well as videos.
4 thoughts on “4 Fantastic Underwater Digital Cameras”
Thanks Jane for this great list. I will also add GoPro to the above list if you are an action sports lover which takes great photos underwater and records HD Video.
Ah! Thanks for the suggestion Jayashree.
I am actually planning to have an underwater camera since it is summer here in our place. I haven’t decided yet which one to buy so the suggestions you gave here surely helps.
Glad to help Connor. Good luck with clicking shots this summer!