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Cheapest Waterproof Digital Camera
Nikon Coolpix S32 The Nikon Coolpix S32 is one of the cheapest waterproof digital cameras available for only $96.95.

Waterproof cameras are great for holidays, whether you're snorkeling, or exploring waterfalls, or just relaxing on the beach. Waterproof cameras allow you to bring them in the water permitting underwater shots. When a camera is waterproof it adds to its versatility, allowing you to take it more places and capture memories you otherwise wouldn't. When you get a waterproof cameras it's a good idea to also purchase a float strap so that you don't loose your brand new purchase to the sea. Waterproof cameras are one of our camera categories so you can search for them directly in our explore area.

Underwater Photo Examples

The following photos demonstrate some of the creative photos that are possible with a waterproof camera


Diving with the Fish
photo taken underwaterWithout a waterproof camera you couldn't take a photo like this. Remembering all your adventures not just the dry ones makes waterproof cameras attractive.
Biking in the Rain
photo of water splashing of a bike tire in the rainWaterproof cameras let you take pictures in any wet environment that would typically be hazardous to electronics in your digicam. Photo by Global Jet.

Top Waterproof Cameras

The following are some of the best waterproof cameras on the market.

Nikon Coolpix AW120
Nikon Coolpix AW120
from $229
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
from $340
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps

Learn more about the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
from $198
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
Size Really small Help
Ultra compact 96x59x15 mm

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS
from $199
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
21 mm

Learn more about the Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

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Low Price Waterproof Cameras

The following are some of the cheapest waterproof cameras on the market.

Panasonic Lumix TS5
Panasonic Lumix TS5
from $169
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Battery life Great battery life Help
370 shots

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix TS5

Fujifilm FinePix XP70
Fujifilm FinePix XP70
from $150
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Movie format High resolution movies Help
1920 x 1280 @ 30fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures

Learn more about the Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP60
Fujifilm FinePix XP60
from $179
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures

Learn more about the Fujifilm FinePix XP60

Ricoh WG-20
Ricoh WG-20
from $174
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Macro focus Great macro Help
1 cm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Learn more about the Ricoh WG-20

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Discussion

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Avatar for John W Klingler John W Klingler (11:02 PM, December 23, 2013)
The photo title "Diving with the Fishes" is correct if they are talking about more than one species of fish...which I believe they were because I see more than one and it is pretty difficult to dive with a single species of fish unless you are confined to a tank or aquarium.
 
Fheald (6:52 PM, July 26, 2012)
I shop for waterproof cameras mainly for durability and dustproof.  I treat my camera badly, because it's with me all the time, and most telescoping lenses get gritty after a year of use.  I also take my cameras to Burning Man and other desert events.  Point being, they're not just for "relaxing by the pool".
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:35 AM, March 23, 2011)
Thanks for catching that typo, we'll fix that up.
 
Chele1 (9:37 PM, March 22, 2011)
in "Diving with the Fishes", it's not "Fishes", it's "Diving with the Fish"