Best Waterproof Cameras (Part III)

Fujifilm FinePix XP130 is great for taking pictures on family vacations. 

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

Cheerful and cheap waterproof compact

Paralleled to ultra-rugged competition, the FinePix XP130 doesn’t possess the same credentials. That means that it may not be quite up to some of the more energetic users, but still more than up to the job of a skiing or family beach holiday. There are plenty of fun filters included, and Wi-Fi connectivity, but no GPS. Easy to use, this is a great choice if you want a durable point-and-shoot compact camera for family use, though don’t expect too much from it. 

Ricoh WG-60

A rugged waterproof compact with built-in LED lights

The WG-60 from Ricoh has some very strong credentials. It’s waterproof and shockproof from a fall of up to 5 ft, while it should resist a force of up to 220lbs. Also, it’s dust-proof and can function in temps down to -10°C. 

The 5x optical zoom has a very broad focal zoom range while there are six LED macro lights dotted around the front of the lens barrel to give bright and uniformed lighting round your subject, perfect when shooting underwater subjects. Also, the macro lights provide other useful functions like the LED Lighting mode, which uses the lights for attaching the light to portraits in poor light. It should offer a more flattering look than the WG-60’s flash. 

GoPro Hero7 Black

The best action camera out there

Action cameras have overshadowed committed waterproof cameras a little over the last couple of years, but it’s based on what you need to shoot. If a video’s your chief priority, then GoPro’s Hero7 Black is an excellent choice. It’s the top pick of the action cams and can shoot super-smooth 4K video at up to 60fps and has an incredible image stabilization system. Not only can it also take a really decent 12MP still photo, but it can also even shoot raw files too. 


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