The Best Waterproof Cameras for 2020
by Olivia Michel
Whether you're diving, snorkelling or swimming, you'll want to capture the best parts of your superyacht holiday in high definition. Find out which waterproof camera is best to bring on board your superyacht and use in under the sea with our round-up of the top tech to use underwater and best waterproof cameras for 2020...
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30, £119
If you’re after a starter camera for young sailors and sea-life enthusiasts then the Lumix DMC-FT30 promises fantastic value for money. Shockproof, dustproof, freezeproof and waterproof (up to 8 metres), this fun little camera also packs in 16 megapixels, a wide-angle zoom lens, full HD video and a range of colour choices at a price that won’t break the bank should accidents happen.
Fujifilm XP140, £129
You might associate Fujifilm with the printed photos and disposable cameras that captured your youth, but the Japanese brand's latest products are not to be underestimated in the current market. The XP140 is built to handle the elements and is therefore Waterproof to 25m, freezeproof to -10°c, shockproof from drops of up to 1.8m and dustproof too. Stunning images of your swims with marine life can be captured in 16.4 megapixels with 5x optical zoom. The camera also has built in image stabilising mechanisms as well as Wifi and Bluetooth for image sharing on the go.
Olympus Tough TG-6, £419
If you’re after an easy-to-use camera created with holidays in mind then Olympus’ Tough TG-6 could be for you. An F2 lens and 4K video capability makes it the ideal gadget for high quality group shots, family snaps and selfies with turtles. It’s waterproof down to 15 metres, shockproof for falls of up to 2.1 metres, freezeproof down to -10°c, and crushproof up to 100kg, making it seriously sturdy even in the hands of little ones. For instantaneous sharing, you can also edit in camera and connect to Wifi for wireless uploading to your social media platforms.
Leica Q2, £4,500
Leica has always been the discerning man's brand of choice for stylish cameras that don't skimp on technology. For filming your adventures at sea, the Q2 comes sealed and protected from sand and water spray. The Leica Q2 also boasts a 47.3 megapixel full frame sensor, fast maximum aperture of f/1.7 and 4k video function for super smooth production.
Nikon Coolpix W300, £364
This compact digital camera is waterproof up to an astonishing 30 metres, shockproof to 2.4 metres and will work at temperatures as low as -10C making it ideal for the avid snorkeler or explorer. With in built time lapse, GPS, 4K video recording, Bluetooth, WifFi, 16.1 megapixels and a 5x optical zoom lens, this has everything the amateur photographer needs in one smart package.
GoPro MAX 360 Action Camcorder, £449
The GoPro MAX is capable of recording all aspects of your superyacht adventure. The 360 camera offers a 5.6K lens and Horizon Levelling mode for filming cinematically smooth videos. Thanks to the addition of voice commands, photos and videos can be taken hands-free and videos can be live-streamed when used in combination with the GoPro app. The GoPro is also waterproof up to 5 metres and comes equipped with protective lenses.