Top 10 Best Waterproof Tough Cameras 2018

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

The cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or featured on this index are all waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof which makes them ideal for underwater and travel photography. They're also our highest scoring stringy digital cameras so you can be assured that you're purchasing a good camera that's perfect for your next trip. 

As entirely as the list below, there are a few new tough cameras that have recently been announced. As of yet, we've not reviewed them so they're not featured in the top ten but we cogitation you might want to check them out. More information on these can be found at the end of the top ten.


1. Olympus Tough TG-5 

The Olympus Tough TG-5 is the till waterproof is the process of making an object or structure waterproof or water-resistant so that it remains relatively unaffected by water or camera from Olympus and features a new 12-megapixel sensor, along with high-speed shooting (both stills and video), and 4K video recording. The camera also kissers built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, a bright 4x optical zoom lens, with a f/2.0 aperture, and a number of advanced features. 

If you're in the market for a sinewy waterproof camera, then the Olympus Tough TG-5 offers a big step up from other waterproof cameras and there's a wide choice of accessories available for the camera including a ring-flash adapter, wide-angle converter and telephoto adapter, thanks to the unique detachable ring on the front. 

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2. Olympus Fibrous TG-4 

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 features a bright f/2.0 4x optical zoom lens, and a front ring that can be removed to let you add a variety of conflicting accessories, including a ringflash adapter. The camera can shoot raw photos, and has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. 

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3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 

The Panasonic Lumix FT5 tenders a 4.6x optical zoom lens, a tough shockproof body, and is waterproof to 13 metres. It even has GPS built in. The Panasonic Lumix FT5 is at ones disposal from Amazon for £215.

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4. Nikon 1 AW1 

The Nikon 1 AW1 is the World's first waterproof interchangeable lens digital camera, and is waterproof to 15m, fix proof and shock proof, with high speed shooting modes. The Nikon 1 AW1 is available from Amazon for £649.

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5. Nikon Coolpix W300 

The Nikon Coolpix W300 stresses 4K video, and similar to the AW130, it is waterproof to 30m, shockproof to 2.1m and freezeproof to -10°C. It has a 16-megapixel sensor, an internal 5x optical zoom lens and WiFi / Bluetooth are built in. The W300 is ready in black, orange, camouflage and yellow.

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6. Nikon Coolpix AW130 

The Nikon Coolpix AW130, with figured in GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC, is waterproof to 30 metres, shockproof to 2.1 metres, and features a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens. The AW130 is available in a number of singular colours. 

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7. Olympus Tough TG-850 

The Olympus Tough TG-850 is the purely waterproof camera with a tilting 3inch screen, ideal for selfies, group shots, and family photos when shooting on holiday, or underwater. The Olympus Unsentimental TG-850 is available from around £259, depending on colour.

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8. Fujifilm XP130 – 

The Fujifilm XP130 go on increases Bluetooth and improved battery life to the features on offer in the XP series. It also sports a 5x optical zoom lens, and 16 megapuixel sensor. The camera is waterproof down to 20m and has maximum HD video recording. 

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9. Fujifilm FinePix XP120 

The FinePix XP120 has a 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens. It's waterproof to 20m, freezeproof to -10 measures C and shockproof to a 1.75m drop. It offers 10 fps continuous shooting, and can record 1080p video at 60/30fps. 

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10. Ricoh WG-50 – 

The WG-50 is waterproof to a profoundness of 14 metres, shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 metres, and freezeproof to temperatures as low as -10°C. It also captures Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video and is upped with a 2.7 inch LCD screen where the brightness can be instantly adjusted to the lighting levels outdoors. 

A five-times optical zoom lens with a centralized length coverage from 5mm to 25mm is built in and there's an Intelligent Zoom function that extends the zoom classify to approximately 36 times (equivalent to 1008mm in the 35mm format.

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Other Travel Camera Choices 

If you want something smaller, you might want to look at the Best Action Cameras, alternatively, if you're on a budget, you could look at the Nikon Coolpix W100.

To feel the right memory card for your camera, have a look at our memory card guide and do take a look at our 'Outwit Gear' section where you'll find more tops lists like this one. 


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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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