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Waterproof camera is truly designed for rugged and tough. It’s strong enough for hard usage and weather resistant - so you can take your best shot without too much careful in every situation. Indoor and outdoor, under the rain and under the sunshine, on land and underwater, with weatherproof ability you will never miss your impressive photo scenes even in extreme activities. Waterproof digital camera is a perfect gear for your travel and adventure.

Principle of waterproof digital camera is similar to underwater housing that is using rubber seal to keep out water and humidity. By putting it between the seam of casing, control button and the lid of battery, memory card, connector compartment. Although this type of camera will not damaged by water but it can be drowned. So if you want to use waterproof camera in the water like sea or lake, you should use it with a float strap.

Top 10 Waterproof Digital Cameras 2013

Nikon CoolPix AW100
#1 - Nikon CoolPix AW100
16MP, 5x Optical Zoom, Waterproof 33 ft, 1080p HD Video, Built-in GPS, 3" LCD
This is the first underwater camera from Nikon which is designed with simplicity, yet rugged. It is compact and light for carrying everywhere. It comes with feature-rich such as high sensor resolution, built-in GPS and nice color.
Ratings : Nikon CoolPix AW100 Ratings
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Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS
#2 - Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS
12MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 40 ft Waterproof, 1080p HD Video, High-Speed F2.0 Lens
It's perfect for the active photographer who capturing photos and videos in extreme environments. It combines performance, ruggedness and image quality together. It's the first underwater camera which uses high speed lens.
Ratings : Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Ratings
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
#3 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
16.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 16 ft Waterproof, 7200p MP4 Video, 2.7" TFT LCD
It's not just impressive in its inbuilt features but outlook too. I'm very please with its compact size and easy to use that just press, aim and shoot everywhere. It also comes with 4 active outdoor scene modes to meet with each activity.
Ratings : Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Ratings
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
#4 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
12MP, 4.6x Wide-Angle, 40 ft Waterproof, 1080p AVCHD/MP4, 3D Photo, GPS
It's perfect to take on vacations. The body is very sturdy and feels solid which is designed to withstand a wide range of shooting situations. It also has protective mechanism that helps it to survive even in the harsh environments.
Ratings : Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Ratings
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Canon PowerShot D20
#5 - Canon PowerShot D20
12.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom, 33 ft Waterproof, 1080p Video, GPS Tracker, 3" LCD
D20 is more tough appearance, slimmer and larger LCD screen than D10. It has 3-inch TFT LCD and also equipped with new GPS Tracking which can enhance function by using Map Utility software for automatically record the locations.
Ratings : Canon PowerShot D20 Ratings
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Sony CyberShot DSC-TX200V
#6 - Sony CyberShot DSC-TX200V
18MP, 5x Optical Zoom, 16 ft Waterproof, 1080/60p Video, 3.3" Touch OLED
It's one of the thinnest digital cameras with sleek and polished glass design. It's a pretty style, I like its glass front, ultra slim design and amazing that it's dustproof. It can capture high quality image event in low light.
Ratings : Sony CyberShot DSC-TX200V Ratings
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Pentax Optio WG-2
#7 - Pentax Optio WG-2
16MP, 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom, 40 ft Waterproof, 1080p/30fps Video, 3" LCD
WG-2 has advanced and upgraded features will reveal its capability. It's a sturdy camera in design and features. It takes quite well photos and video. It's easy to handle and use in extreme moment.
Ratings : Pentax Optio WG-2 Ratings
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Olympus Tough TG-320
#8 - Olympus Tough TG-320
12MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 40 ft Waterproof, 1080p HD Video, High-Speed F2.0 Lens
TG-320 is designed to withstand a wide range of outdoor conditions. It impressed me a lot with its compact and light weight feature. I like that it's slim enough to put in the pocket. It also offers 12 special effects for photos and videos.
Ratings : Olympus Tough TG-320 Ratings
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Olympus Tough TG-820 iHS
#9 - Olympus Tough TG-820 iHS
12MP, 5x Wide-Angle, 33 ft Waterproof, 1080p Full HD Video, 3D Image Capture
It's pretty tough and compact that I can take it everywhere. It gives great outdoor and indoor photos. It's designed lets it to withstand a wide range of environments. It's not just tough but impressive with its advanced features too.
Ratings : Olympus Tough TG-820 iHS Ratings
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Sony CyberShot DSC-TX20
#10 - Sony CyberShot DSC-TX20
16.2MP, 4x Optical, 16 ft Waterproof, 1080/60i Video, 3D Photo, 3" Touch Screen
I like this camera that it's easy to use and touchscreen. It takes high quality images with reduced grain and enhanced clarity. High definition video is pretty good and it can zoom while recording video.
Ratings : Sony CyberShot DSC-TX20 Ratings
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What it can do

It can do everything what point-and-shoot camera can do. And there are something that point-and-shoot cameras cannot do but waterproof cameras can.

Water Activities - It can use as underwater digital camera, it can submerge up to 40 feet underwater (some models). This way you can take it to beach and enjoy your water activities, such as Fishing, Paddling, Canoeing, Kayaking, Boating, Surfing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving or even Swimming in the pool! More, the latest models offer more functions to easily create superior quality pictures.

Extreme Activities - For those who adore adventure challenges, waterproof digital camera is your ideal gear. With a variety of features such as waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, weatherproof, dustproof and crushproof abilities that allow you to still photographs and record video of all kinds of tough travel such as Camping, Hiking, Climbing, Caving, Mountain Biking, Skiing or even Snowboarding.

Value - After a lot of waterproof camera reviews, I found that it is a good choice to save more money instead of buying waterproof case or housing to protect your compact camera from your excitement activities. Pay less but get more features and wider range of use with waterproof camera.


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Olympus are leader in waterproof camera that they were the early manufacturer of this camera type and made it popular among adventure enthusiasts.

Canon are leader in both point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras. It features a unique shape different from other cameras and their reputation was guaranteed.
Panasonic highlights are sturdy design and it's one of the deepest water resistant cameras. It comes with full features and also uses Leica lens as well.

Pentax focus on adventure enthusiasts that it has sporty style, carabiner hook and rubberised finish which is a favorite of climbers and traveller.

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