These are the best underwater cameras you can buy right now – Input

These are the best underwater cameras you can buy right now – Input

Have beach day kids, tropical vacation couples, or future marine biologists on your holiday gift list this year? Give ocean-lovers the opportunity to share their passion for the water with a camera that can survive getting a little (or a lot) wet.

Sure, your smartphone can probably survive a quick selfie underwater. But do you really want to risk it? These top underwater cameras are built to survive serious depths that allow for entire ocean photoshoots. Fun photos for Instagram aside, some of these cameras are rated for serious shoots and capturing crystal clear shots of sealife that landlubbers only dream about.

This list includes cameras for all sorts of wet photography enthusiasts, from shoreline shooters to ocean floor explorers. Whichever camera you land on, your loved one will be sending you some slick underwater pics on their next trip.

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Taking underwater photos for fun doesn’t have to cost you. If you want to tease a holiday vacation with a stocking stuffer or just add some extra fun to the next beach trip, this Fujifilm disposable camera is a cheap and easy way to snap some ocean photos. The camera comes pre-loaded with Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 800 35mm film and is waterproof up to 35 feet.

This is a great option if you want to give the kids a fun photography project or want to capture some vacation memories but aren’t super worried about what the final product looks like.

If you want something super compact or want to play around with different mounts and lighting systems, the DJI Osmo Action camera is an impressive little camera. It’s got a front-facing camera perfect for selfies that sets it apart from other action cameras, has superb image stabilization and can shoot 4K video up to 60 fps.

This action camera is only waterproof up to 36 feet, so it’s not the best choice for deep adventures. If you’re looking to shoot watersports or shallow snorkeling adventures though, this is your camera.

The WG-70 from Ricoh is a tough-as-nails camera built to survive any outdoor adventure (including anything underwater up to 45 feet deep). The big draw here is the ring light set up around the lens that will allow for bright photos even at the bottom of the camera’s depth range without additional gear.

This camera records in full HD, not 4k, which is a bit of a letdown, but there are a few underwater specific modes designed for easy, clear filming without messing with settings too much.

The Coolpix W300 is the cheapest camera on the market with some serious depth capabilities — this compact camera is waterproof up to 100 feet deep. That outperforms most waterproof cameras aside from cameras designed for scuba diving. The camera comes with a built-in barometer that provides data like altitude and depth and has Bluetooth for easy photo sharing.

The only drawback here is that there’s no option to shoot RAW photos with this camera, which is a bummer for a camera …….