Looking to buy one? Here are the current bestselling waterproof digital cameras:
- Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 Digital Camera (buy)
- Canon Powershot D10 (buy)
- Fujifilm FinePix XP10 (buy)
- Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP (buy)
- Panasonic Lumix TS1 (buy)
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 (buy)
- Olympus Stylus 6020 (buy)
- Olympus Stylus 850 (buy)
- Olympus Stylus 1030SW (buy)
- Olympus Stylus 1050 (buy)
- Olympus Stylus 770SW (buy)
- Pentax Optio W20 (buy)
- Sealife DC500 Digital Camera (buy)
- Pentax Optio 30 (buy)
Iâ€™m going to assume for a minute that the design of the waterproof digital camera came about for logical reason and not as a security feature for travelers who are prone to dropping their cameras into glasses of beer (oh it happens).Â Drunken travelers aside, I’m stoked about all the new digital waterproof cameras that have been hitting the market.
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Being an avid whitewater kayaker, Iâ€™ve always wanted a good waterproof digital camera. I have tried to keep a regular digital camera in a dry box but that just has too many draw backs. These new waterproof cameras are a Godsend since I have been able to keep it in my lifejacket and not think twice about getting it wet. Now, if only they could make them float too. Good thing someone came up with a nifty floating strap to keep your camera from sinking if you do happen to drop it in the water.
These waterproof wonders will set you back a pretty penny though. They range in price from $200 to over $500.
It seems to me that if you are going to invest in a digital camera for your travels, why not make it a waterproof one? This way you can take it to the beach and not have to worry about your camera getting wet.Â Plus it will be safe in the rain and prolonged immersion in glasses of beer wonâ€™t hurt it either.
Do you own a waterproof digital camera? What do you think is the best waterproof camera?