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Five Popular Waterproof Digital Camera - A Guide

Canon Waterproof Digital Camera Waterproof digital cameras are becoming increasingly popular these days. Though Olympus is the most popular brand that buzzed with waterproofing features; companies like Canon and Panasonic have recently entered the market with their rugged cameras. The cameras now aren't just waterproof, but can actually withstand dust, shock and even freezing conditions. This guide walks you through some of the most popular waterproof digital cameras.

Popular Waterproof digital camera: Olympus Stylus 1050SW

The Olympus stylus is the 'evolution in the Stylus series'. Made from durable materials and shock-absorption technology, the Olympus Stylus 1050SWis a perfect choice for any rough trips. The camera was capable to shoot under water up to a depth of 10ft with its four underwater scene modes.

Cool features:

  • 2.5" LCD
  • 10.1 mega pixels image sensor
  • In camera editing
  • 3x Optical Zoom/5x Digital Zoom
  • Shoots movie clips
  • Uses XD Picture Cards or micro SD cards
  • Could withstand drops up to 5ft.
  • Waterproof to 10ft.
  • Can operate in freezing snowstorms

Popular Waterproof digital camera: Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

Olympus started off with their 790SWs waterproof series. 1030 SW succeeds the 790 SW and precedes 1050 SW, but even though the camera is numerically lower, according to the reviews I checked, "1050 doesn't match up to the 1030's capability to withstand pretty much anything you can throw at it (or throw it at)." This camera is designed to meet even the harshest conditions. This exceptional point-and-shoot camera makes an excellent choice for outdoors and underwater photography.

Cool features:

  • 10.1 mega pixels
  • 5x digital zoom
  • 3.6x wide-angle zoom
  • Could withstand drops up to 6.6ft
  • Waterproof to a depth of 33ft.
  • Underwater time is limited to one hour
  • 1030 SW's onboard Guide for beginners

Waterproof digital camera: Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Like the name suggests, the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 is a perfect robust choice. According to a review done by TravelGearBlog, "If you are in the market for a waterproof digital camera, the Stylus Tough-8000 Digital Camera is one of the best ones on the market at the moment. It has everything the previous Olympus waterproof camera had and then some. If you do a lot of travel or serious outdoor activities, the Stylus Tough-8000 Digital Camera should be a no brainer."

Cool Features:

  • 12 megapixels
  • 3.6x optical zoom
  • Dual image stabilization
  • Shockproof up to 5 feet
  • Waterproof up to 10 feet underwater
  • Freezeproof up to (14F/-10C)
Waterproof digital camera: Pentax Optio W60

Pentax Optio W60 was another popular choice for a waterproof digital camera. It took underwater shooting a step up from Olympus Stylus 1050SW. Although high-end, professional users weren't too impressed by the quality of the camera, it looked like a perfect option for amateurs. Many said it was an okay option for the kids who could just take it anywhere.

Cool features:

  • 10 mega pixels
  • 5x internal zoom
  • High-quality movie mode
  • Wide angle
  • Dust proof
  • Waterproof to 13ft underwater
  • Sandproof

Waterproof digital camera: Canon PowerShot D10

Launched recently, this waterproof camera from Canon has an interesting look of a submarine. While the Olympus cameras are kind of sleek and slim, this camera from Canon is more sporty and vibrant.

Cool features:

  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 3x Optical zoom
  • 2.5" LCD
  • Freezeproof down to down to 14 degrees
  • Shockproof up to a 4-foot drop
  • Waterproof to a depth of 33ft.
  • Dust-proof
Point-and -shoot digital, waterproof camera has started a new trend in the market. Now for all those adventurous people always on go, there is something that meets their needs. With one of these cameras on your side in the next kayaking trip, for once, you need not be apprehensive about getting it all wet.

Just forget about it and go with the flow!


By Reena Das - Reena Das is a professional freelance writer providing well-researched content to several online publications like Yahoo!, Suite101, eHow, Trails, Travels and USA Today. She is also one of the top 1000 Cont...