Need an adventure camera that can take a beating? Here are our picks for the best waterproof cameras
1. Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Digital Camera – Black
The rugged Olympus TG-4 is not only waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof and crushproof , but also produces excellent images thanks to its 16MP CMOS sensor and its max aperture of f/2-4.9 (tele). Offering Raw support, time lapse, macro mode, GPS and Wi-fi connectivity, the TG-4 is equipped for all situations your travels can throw at it.
2. Olympus Tough TG-870 Digital Camera
Offering the same level of rugged protection as the TG-4, the TG-870 also boasts a 16MP backlit sensor, Wi-FI, GPS and Full HD 1080p movie recording. The Hybrid 5-axis Image Stabilisation helps keep things smooth and steady when recording movies, while the Lens Shift IS does the same for stills. Also on board are a selection of art filters and sportcam modes including Sport Burst and Time Lapse.
3. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT5 Digital Camera
The most sophisticated camera in Panasonic’s rugged range, the FT5 offers all the requisite danger-proofing along with a 16MP sensor with a 9.3x Leica zoom lens. It’s also got built-in GPS, shoots full HD movies and allows one-touch Wi-fi connection for quick image-sharing.
4. Fuji FinePix XP90 Digital Camera
With a solid rugged build and a 16MP 1/2.3”BSI sensor, the Fujifilm XP90 also offers some useful extra features such as Optical Image Stabilisation, Advanced Art Filters, High Dynamic Range capture, Motion Panorama 360° and wireless connectivity. Its 5x optical zoom lens starts at a wide 28mm, and can be digitally extended with Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology. It’s also light at just 203g, making it ideal for day trips and city breaks.
5. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT30 Digital Camera
Light, versatile and good value, the Panasonic FT30 is a rugged tough camera that’s perfect to take anywhere in the great outdoors. As well as its large 16MP CCD sensor and 25-100mm zoom lens it’s got extra shooting modes such as Creative Panorama, Time Lapse Shot and Filter Effects. You can review your shots on the 2.7-inch, 230k-dot LCD screen, while Mega Optical Image Stabiliser keeps them steady and blur-free.