When the various brands around the world came up with the concept of waterproof cameras and camcorders, Tech geeks and photographers waited in anticipation . What was once a pipe-dream, was about to come true for photography enthusiasts. Whatever they had envisioned of exploring further limits of the environment for photography was now going to come true with waterproof cameras. Not only photographers, but other people could go off to explore the deeper ends of the ocean,lakes,examine, and study marine life and its habitat.
Types of waterproof cameras
There are different types of cameras, such as water resistant cameras and waterproof cameras, both of which are two different concepts. Simply put, with a waterproof camera, one can capture cool underwater shots, whereas water resistant cameras allow one to get shots in the rain. Again, the difference in the various types of waterproof cameras is in the limitations such as how deep a camera can survive the water pressure. One can compare the two different types of cameras to discover which will be the best option for you. A camera should be waterproof and it should be able to go underwater in a difficult environment without compromising on the quality of the shot or equipment. A professional cameraman may have to go into deep waters for a shoot or maybe a camera such has to go through a splash of water through the assignment. Today, the idea has evolved into different types of waterproof cameras, keeping in mind the cost, skill and the consumer market. In order to suffice everybody’s need, there are different levels of technology used for making waterproof cameras.
There are also external ways of waterproofing a camera and some involve sealing the frame of a camera to prevent water entering it. There are plenty of options for external covering of a cameras such as separate skin, silicon cover, seal off cover etc.
Best waterproof cameras of 2017
Waterproof, freeze-proof, crush-proof – you name it, these cameras have it. Some of the best waterproof cameras of 2017 are the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 (waterproof up to 15m), the Fujifilm FinePix XP90 (15m), the Canon PowerShot D30 (25m), the Nikon 1 AW1 (15m), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (13 m), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (13 m), the Nikon Coolpix AW130 (an impressive 30m waterproof depth), the Olympus Tough TG-860 (15m).