TechRadar rated the Olympus Stylus TG-3 one of the best rugged waterproof cameras. It stands up to extreme temperatures and can handle falls from 2.1 metres. High-quality images and a functional design make the Stylus a practical choice. The camera is waterproof up to 15 metres, and users can take it snorkeling and fishing.
The Stylus features a chunky design with easy-to-use controls. It has a 100 kg crushproof rating and includes front and rear ergonomic handgrips. Doors for the battery and SD card compartments have a double lock to prevent slipping. Control buttons move easily and even work while a user wears gloves.
Features like autofocus and auto-white balance help users take pictures in any conditions. A 4x zoom allows consumers to get up close with even the smallest landscape details. Art filters and panoramic mode provide creative touches to photos. Built-in Wi-Fi connects the camera to smartphones and other devices to share pictures.
PCMag gave the Nikon Coolpix AW120 four stars for its wide-angle lens capabilities, functional design, and special features. TechRadar named it as one of the five best waterproof cameras. The camera is waterproof up to 18 metres, and it offers users an LED display, high-resolution images, and a compact body.
The AW120 weighs less than 226 kg and is available in multiple colours. Its 5x zoom lens takes clear photos underwater. Control buttons on the back surround the LCD screen, and users can operate the camera with one hand.
The Nikon AW120 resists cold up to negative 10 degrees Celsius and handles being dropped from up to 2 metres. The built-in GPS gives users access to a world map and electronic compass, and it helps them track altitude and water depth. It also records video and has a vibration reduction option that reduces shaking.
PCMag and TechRadar list the Canon PowerShot D30 as one of the top waterproof digital cameras. The camera is waterproof up to 25 metres. It features an ergonomic design with a tough exterior that is shockproof to 2 metres and can handle negative 10 degree Celsius temperatures.
The lightweight PowerShot D30 easily fits in a pocket and includes a 5x zoom lens. The LCD screen features a sharp display, and the 12-megapixel camera takes detailed pictures. A viscous case help users keep a firm hold on the camera, even in extreme environments. A secure clip locks the battery and SD card compartments.
The PowerShot D30 boots up quickly and focuses in a few seconds. Colour enhancement mode allows users to edit photos. A built-in GPS tags photos with a location, and it records full HD video. Other options include using special modes for shooting in snow or underwater, and a wind filter protects against shaking.
The Panasonic Lumix made TechRadar's list of top waterproof digital cameras. It has a crushproof rating of 100 kg and holds up to temperatures of negative 10 degrees Celsius. The Lumix is waterproof up to 13 metres, and it offers a several exciting options.
Lumix has a compact design that makes it easy to carry in a pocket or small bag. It comes in bright orange, blue, or silver. A bright LCD monitor allows users to scroll through their pictures in any light, and the lens includes stablilisers to reduce camera shake.
The included Wi-Fi offers Geotagging and instant transfer for pictures. Users can sync photos to other devices or to Cloud storage. A time lapse shooting features creates a series of pictures that combine into a short video. The torchlight helps the Lumix record brilliant videos underwater or in low-lighting situations.