5 of the best waterproof camcorders


Olympus TG-Tracker

You may have already invested in one of the best underwater cameras but there’s nothing like reliving your luxury yacht vacation in full HD motion – especially if you have one of the best superyacht outdoor cinemas to play your home movies on. Of course, life at sea comes with its own unique risks so choosing a waterproof model is never going to be a bad idea – click through to see our edit of the best.

Olympus TG-Tracker

Designed to be the ultimate all-purpose action camcorder, the Olympus TG-Tracker can handle far more than a little slip off the edge of your yacht. As well as being waterproof to 30 metres, it is also freezeproof to -10 degrees Celsius, crushproof to 100kg, drop proof from 2.1 metres and dustproof so it can take just about anything your explorer yacht adventures can throw at it.

TG-Tracker camcorder, £279.99, Olympus


Sony X1000V/X1000VR 4K Action Cam

Capable of taking super high definition 4K video, Sony’s waterproof camcorder is a great pocket-sized gadget ideal for travelling with and even comes with a dedicated app allowing you to edit footage on the go. Complete with SteadyShot stabilisation, wind noise reduction, Wi-Fi and GPS, it can film underwater to depths of 10 metres.

Z1000V/X1000VR 4K Action Cam, £319, Sony


GoPro Hero 5 Black

As the camera of choice for surfers to snowboarders and every extreme sports enthusiast in between, the GoPro family of rugged camcorders really needs no introduction. The brand’s most recent model, the Hero 5 Black, offers a two inch touch display, 4K video capture, 12 megapixel still imagery, time lapse function and night mode and is waterproof to 10 metres without a case.

Hero 5 Black, £349.99, GoPro


Kodak PixPro SP1

In Kodak’s own words, the SP1 is created to capture everything ‘from everyday life to hair raising, white-knuckle adventures’. With a 14 megapixel camera and 1080p HD video capture, the SP1 is waterproof to 10 metres, freezeproof to -10 degrees Celsius and shockproof from a height of 2 metres. Plus with its sunny colour scheme and relatively low price tag, it’s a great option for letting kids get behind the lens.

PixPro SP1 camcorder, $229.99, Kodak


Drift Stealth 2

If you're looking for something hard-wearing and reliable but not hugely expensive for the kids to mess around with on board then the Drift Stealth 2 is a brilliant choice. Weighing just 97g, it's light enough to mount on children's helmets or for handheld use and offers a three hour battery life, 1080p video capture, 12 megapixel still imagery, time lapse function and 300 degree lens rotation so you never miss a moment. Simply snap on the easy-to-use case for 40 metre waterproof capabilities.

Stealth 2 camcorder, £99.99, Drift Innovation