My mom needs one of these. She lives in FL and loves to take pictures, but she is always afraid to take her expensive camera out on the water. A waterproof camera would be perfect!
Many new tech products will crack if you drop them. Cracked cell phones screens are commonplace nowadays. These underwater digital cameras can take a beating and live to tell the tale – not like most cameras, phones, tablets or tech products in general. The best waterproof cameras are shockproof up to 7 feet, although all of the cameras in our review can at least withstand a drop from 4.9 feet.
Waterproof cameras are essentially a more durable version of point-and-shoot cameras. They have the same level of image quality and extra features of those simple cameras, but their casings are sealed to keep water and dirt away from the internal components. The parts that open, like the battery and memory case, usually have extra seals and locks to keep water out. None of these cameras float, and some of them do not include wrist straps, so you'll need to keep a firm grasp when you're over deep water.
Durability is the key with these cameras. These waterproof digital cameras can handle more than a couple drops of water. Many of the devices are rated to work more than 30 feet under water. Some, like the Nikon Coolpix AW130, are rated to go 100 feet under water. A water-tight shell isn't the only durability feature. Many of these cameras are also dustproof. They are built with casings sealed so tightly that you don't have to worry about dropping them in the sand or dirt.
|Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera, Blue|