Waterproof cameras archive

  • Nikon Coolpix AW120 is the tough camera that will go anywhere
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    Nikon Coolpix AW120 is the tough camera that will go anywhere

    By 7 February 2014

    Nikon has announced the Coolpix AW120, a new tough and waterproof camera that's built to withstand a trip to almost anywhere on the planet. The Coolpix AW120 - but of course - is also available in camouflage and in that spirit remains military tough too....

  • Ricoh unveils WG-4, WG-20 outdoor cameras aimed for the elements
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    Ricoh unveils WG-4, WG-20 outdoor cameras aimed for the elements

    By 5 February 2014

    Ricoh has taken the wraps off three new digital compact cameras aimed to go just about anywhere, ahead of the CP+ photo show in Japan. The WG-4 is being released in both a non-GPS and GPS model, replacing the WG-3 released in 2013. The new version not...

  • Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes
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    Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes

    By 29 January 2014

    We've been having a ball of late thanks to an Olympus OM-D Challenge that's running on site. We've been off into the Mojave desert to shoot a model, interview photographer Damian McGillicuddy en route, almost get arrested - that wasn't part of the original...

  • Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is the first waterproof compact camera to add a tilt-angle screen
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    Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is the first waterproof compact camera to add a tilt-angle screen

    By 29 January 2014

    Olympus has announced the world's first waterproof camera with a tilt-angle LCD screen, the Stylus Tough TG-850. Complete with a 21mm equivalent wide-angle lens and 5x optical zoom, the TG-850 is designed for all manner of environments. Its waterproof...

  • Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review
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    Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review

    By 29 January 2014

    Olympus is no stranger to the waterproof compact camera, and from what we've seen the Stylus Tough TG-850 not only looks to be its best effort yet, but also comes with a number of firsts. Principal to the TG-850's design is a tilt-angle screen that can...

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP70: Splish splash with waterproof Wi-Fi compact camera
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    Fujifilm FinePix XP70: Splish splash with waterproof Wi-Fi compact camera

    By 6 January 2014

    Fujifilm has got the waterproof compact camera market fairly sewn up because of its affordable price point. Year after year it releases an additional model in the XP-series, and in 2014 that brings us to the FinePix XP70. It's waterproof, it's got Wi-Fi...

  • Nikon 1 goes waterproof with AW1, the first submersible compact system camera
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    Nikon 1 goes waterproof with AW1, the first submersible compact system camera

    By 19 September 2013

    Here's something you might not have anticipated from Nikon - the camera-maker has introduced the Nikon 1 AW1, a tough and waterproof compact system camera. The first in the world, no less. Submersible down to 15 metres , the new camera will need to don...

  • Nikon 1 AW1: Hands-on with the world's first waterproof compact system camera
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    Nikon 1 AW1: Hands-on with the world's first waterproof compact system camera

    By 19 September 2013

    Not content with the norm, Nikon has only gone and announced the Nikon 1 AW1 - the world's first waterproof compact system camera. We would like to say the first waterproof interchangeable lens camera, but there was a film SLR back in the day. But digital,...

  • Sony unveils 20.4MP waterproof Handycam perfect for underwater selfies
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    Sony unveils 20.4MP waterproof Handycam perfect for underwater selfies

    By 24 April 2013

    Sony has announced its new HDR-GW66VE Handycam, capable of going down to 10m underwater to snap photo or video. Sony is touting it as the ultimate poolside companion, being not only light and compact, but resistant to dust, dirt, freezing temperatures...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 review

    By 11 April 2013

    The Panasonic FT5 is the tank of compact cameras: it's boxy, hard as nails and tough enough to flatten most traditional compact cameras' specifications too. Brute force is delivered in the form of water, dust, freeze and crush-proofing, while global positioning...

  • Sony Cyber-shot TX30 ups the waterproof range ante
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    Sony Cyber-shot TX30 ups the waterproof range ante

    By 20 February 2013

    With summer fast on the approach - finally, and we sure do hope it's better than 2012 was - Sony has unveiled its latest waterproof, beach-ready compact camera, the Cyber-shot TX30. The update to the long-dead TX20, the TX30 seems - based on the official...

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP60 waterproof camera review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix XP60 waterproof camera review

    By 13 February 2013

    If there's one thing we can count on in this world it's that Fujifilm will release a new tough camera each year. The FinePix XP60 is the latest in an ongoing line of waterproof point-and-shoot cameras, adding a yet higher-resolution 16-megapixel sensor...

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP60 waterproof compact pictures and hands-on
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    Fujifilm FinePix XP60 waterproof compact pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    Fujifilm is sure making a colourful splash with its latest waterproof compact, the FinePix XP60. There's a colour to suit all: take your pick from yellow, blue, red, green or black. The family-friendly tough compact, shown here in a striking yellow, is...

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP170 review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix XP170 review

    By 31 July 2012

    Fujifilm is among the leaders when it comes to making tough, underwater cameras. But then it’s also among the leaders when it comes to pushing out multiple iterations of its camera ranges with great frequency. As a result the Fujifilm XP170 is near...

  • Canon PowerShot D20 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot D20 review

    By 27 July 2012

    We’ve tested a whole bunch of tough, rugged and waterproof digital compact cameras. They may well be shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof too, but, truth be told, no company has got the full package quite right after many years' worth of attempts....

  • Olympus Tough TG-1 review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Olympus Tough TG-1 review

    By 17 July 2012

    Olympus has been on the tough and waterproof camera tip for a long time now. Its range of mju and Tough cameras has often delivered in the rugged stakes, but lacked higher spec features to make for a really attractive prospect. Can the latest Olympus...

  • Olympus TG-1, toughest ever compact camera?
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    Olympus TG-1, toughest ever compact camera?

    By 8 May 2012

    Olympus has officially unveiled a compact camera that the manufacturer promises will deliver expert shots to a depth of 12 metres underwater. As part of the Olympus Tough range, the TG-1, which had been inadvertently leaked on the net, is kitted out with...

  • Nikon Coolpix S30 unleashed for big-button family fun
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    Nikon Coolpix S30 unleashed for big-button family fun

    By 1 February 2012

    If you're looking for a family friendly camera that you can chuck in your bag, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Coolpix S6300 may be a bit OTT for your needs - you may be better off with the Nikon Coolpix S30. The S30 is designed with novice digital camera...

  • Best waterproof cameras
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    Best waterproof cameras

    By 28 June 2011

    Most people take a camera on summer hols with them, but how many of them end up giving their snapper an accidental dunking in the hotel swimming pool? Quite a few, we'd wager. Sun, sand and surf is all very well, but it's even better if you can take your...

  • Olympus TG-810 tough HD and 3D shooting
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    Olympus TG-810 tough HD and 3D shooting

    By 2 March 2011

    Olympus has unveiled the world's first crushproof camera - the Olympus Tough TG-810 - that can withstand a hefty 100kg of weight being put upon it. The compact snapper is also waterproof up to 10m, due to its sliding double lock mechanism and it will...

  • Kodak Easyshare Sport hands-on
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    Kodak Easyshare Sport hands-on

    By 17 January 2011

    Waterproof digital cameras are typically more expensive than their regular counterparts. They are often more bulky too, but Kodak has an affordable and compact model in the Easyshare Sport. Following its trend of slapping the “Sport” name on anything...

  • GE DV1: The latest device for the mini-cam pile
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    GE DV1: The latest device for the mini-cam pile

    By 28 September 2010

    GE cameras has added its own effort to what must be the most rapidly expanding market in technology today - that of the mini HD camcorder. The GE DV1 shoots full HD video, with a maximum full HD record time per session of 29 minutes. Storage is via SD...

  • Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100 lands with a splash
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    Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100 lands with a splash

    By 26 July 2010

    Sanyo has announced the arrival of the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100, a waterproof dual camera, which Sanyo boasts is its "most powerful ever". With a video camera capable of shooting HD 1080i video and a stills camera with 14-megapixels on board, it is clear...

  • Olympus adds to rugged camera range with the Tough 3000
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    Olympus adds to rugged camera range with the Tough 3000

    By 7 January 2010

    Olympus has just announced a refresh of its Mju Tough camera range with the Tough 3000, at CES in Las Vegas. Like its predecessors it's waterproof to 3 metres, shockproof to a drop of 1.5 metres and can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celcius....

  • Fujifilm announces FinePix Z33WP
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    Fujifilm announces FinePix Z33WP

    By 17 February 2009

    Fujifilm has announced the FinePix Z33WP, which the company describes as a "little camera that likes a lot of action". Designed for adrenaline junkies and outdoor types, the Z33WP is waterproof to depths of up to 3 metres, and features big, rubber-like...