If you're heading to a beach vacation this summer, here are some of my ideas for the best waterproof cameras under $200.
The adventure cameras here blend the ruggedness and waterproofness of action cams like GoPros with the image quality and features of standard compact cameras. They're designed as go-anywhere cameras ideally suited to travel, vacation, and adventure.
To qualify for this category, they must be waterproof or at least robustly water resistant (without external housings), highly portable, and have the kind of features and image quality one expects from compact cameras or mirrorless cameras. The latter criteria, in particular, is what sets them apart from action cameras such as GoPros.
A rundown of the various features, options, and settings when shooting still photos on the FujiFilm Finepix XP130 and XP120 waterproof adventure cameras.
Here are some practical recommendations for SD memory cards that work well in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 waterproof compact camera.
Here are some practical recommendations on SD memory cards that work well in the FujiFilm Finepix XP130 and XP120 waterproof adventure cameras.
The FujiFilm Finepix XP120 and XP130 adventure cameras have a number of burst shooting modes available for capturing fast-moving action, but it's not necessarily self-evident what they do. So here's a rundown.
A collection of sample images taken with a Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera under various conditions and with different kinds of scenes.
The Olympus TG-5 has an extra feature when it comes to formatting your memory card to free up space. Here's a rundown of the difference between the Erase All and Format options.
The Ricoh WG-50 camera is a waterproof compact camera that's designed to be adventure proof. Here's my hands-on review after shooting with it for a while.
The Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera has a somewhat unusual way of formatting the memory card and deleting photos. Here's a quick guide on how to do it.
My hands-on review of the new Olympus TG-5 waterproof camera, the latest in Olympus's Tough line of go-anywhere shoot-anything amphibious cameras.
Here's a collection of sample photos I've taken with the new Olympus TG-5 camera to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions with a range of settings and subjects.
Leica has a waterproof camera in their line: the Leica X-U. I recently had the chance to shoot with it for a few weeks on a trip to the Arctic. Here's my hands-on review.
Here's a collection of sample images I've taken with a Leica X-U under different conditions and at different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
If the built-in lens on your Olympus Tough TG-5 or TG-4 isn't as wide as you'd like, there's a waterproof fisheye adapter lens that you can snap onto the front that will instantly add a super wide-angle perspective.
Looking to add a silicone skin to your shiny new Olympus TG-5 camera? Here's a quick rundown of what the CSCH-126 silicon jacket accessory does and doesn't do.
Many cameras come with an AC battery charger. But charging from a USB power source can be far more convenient when you're traveling. The good news is that there are USB chargers out there for the batteries used in common camera models, even if you have to hunt a little to find them.