Underwater Digital Camera

Morales Tough Cameras
That which we call “tough” cameras belong into some sub-genre of point-and-shoot, fixed-lens cameras, but Nikon also provide a watertight interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera. Offered in white, black, or silver, and using two committed 1 NIKKOR AW watertight lenses, the Nikon 1 AW1 includes the 14.2MP CX-format CMOS detector, EXPEED 3A picture processor, 1080/60i video along with 3.0″ 921k-dot LCD screen. But, it’s also able to take submerged to a depth of 49.2′ and in temperatures as low as 14F. It could withstand drops from around 6.6′, is sealed to protect against dust and other components, and provides bigger packs and buttons.
A set of 1 string NIKKOR AW lenses, that assert that the shock- and watertight design of their entire body, have been made to the camera. The 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lens provides a 35mm equivalent 27mm focal length, which makes it a suitably quick wide-angle prime lens. The 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5millimeter f/3.5-5.6 selects where the 10mm leaves off, and supplies a 30-74mm equal focal length. The rest of the 1-series NIKKOR lenses may also be utilized on the body, albeit with no challenging standards. While the rocky advantages are the clear highlight, its imaging performance is on par with the top of the 1 series cameras, and its combination of a high-resolution sensor, speedy hybrid autofocus, shutter speeds up to 1/16000-second and 60 fps full-resolution burst shooting only increase its capacity to serve you in extreme moments.

Point-and-Shoot Tough Cameras

 

Olympus
The TG series continues to improve and the TG-4 is the archetype of a challenging camera. Additionally, its lens and 3.0″ OLED monitor are coated to protect against scratching and keep rain and condensation from obscuring your view. Additionally, it is sealed to reduce dirt, sand, and dust from getting inside and its battery door is double-locked to preclude accidental opening.
What’s more, its shooting specifications are impressive in their own right. Its 16MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor enable sharp, color-accurate images, low-light sensitivity with minimal sound, and speedy performance speeds including full-resolution burst shooting of 5 fps. A 4x optical zoom lens has the 35mm equivalency of 25-100mm for inclusive wide-angle shots of open landscapes or massive groups of friends and magnified closeups or portraits when required. A microscopic macro mode allows close focusing to an incredible 0.4″ and an integrated flash is included.
The slow-motion catch can be found in 720p, there is a sizable dedicated movie , simultaneous photo/video recording is supported, along with an HDMI output allows immediate viewing on HDTVs. It supplies built-in Wi-Fi, and an integrated GPS and e.Compass track your movements as a manometer measures altitude and depth–including a warning if you approach a depth of 50′ underwater. And despite this impressive feature set, It’s only 4.4″ wide, small enough to fit into a pocket without interfering with your movement
Its photographic specs are much like those of the TG-4; it houses a 16MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor that can record 7 fps in full resolution and up to 60 fps at lower resolutions. Its 35mm focal-length equivalence is 21-105mm; however, its maximum aperture at the wide end is f/3.5, which won’t provide quite the exact same low-light capability as the TG-4.
A 3.0″ tilting LCD screen features anti-glare technology and a water-repellent coating and monitor boost function to boost brightness when required. A handy feature for outdoor photography is the Live Composite mode, which combines several exposures of the exact same shot for much better balance between highlights and shadows. Like the TG-4, it gives numerous scene modes (including four underwater modes), GPS, and built-in Wi-Fi functions and houses the TruePic VII image processor. For a camera that’s slightly more compact than the TG-4, it gives a similar feature set and is available in black, white, and a trendy green model.
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Digital Camera, That’s the predecessor to the TG-870 and is still available. Olympus has noted the faster GPS capability of the new model, but generally speaking, the specs are rather like that of the TG-870.

Sony
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Digital Camera might not be quite as tough as the Olympus models, but it’s a Sony, and its imaging specs are top notch. Additionally, it is a half an inch thick and has a magnifying macro-lens function with its own LED light. It houses the 18.2MP 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ image processor to present elongated ISO to 12800, 10 fps continuous shooting speed and 1080i video capture. The lens offers 5x optical magnification for a 35mm equivalence of 26-130mm, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization compensates for camera shake. The TX30 has a distinctive slide-up food that shields the camera and functions as a lens cover and the rear 3.3″ OLED monitor is bright, with fast display times. Touchscreen control is quite helpful when shooting quickly and in fast-paced scenarios. The camera can be found in orange, black, or the new pink model.
On the lighter side and definitely a excellent camera for children at the beach or pool is the Nikon COOLPIX S33 Digital Camera, available in blue and silver. Its rounded form factor appears cool and although it isn’t as “tough” as the AW130, it’s still able to function to a depth of 33′ and is shockproof from a drop of 5′. Like every one the cameras, it can just be washed off with water if it becomes dirty or sandy. The S33 features a 13.2MP 1/3.1″ CMOS sensor, full HD 1080p video, ISO 1600, and 4.7 fps continuous shooting. Its 3x optical zoom lens gives a 30-90mm focal length equivalence and composition and playback is offered by a 2.7″ rear LCD monitor. Its oversize buttons and simplified menu are a plus for little fingers and people working fast or covered with gloves.

 

Canon
Distinguished by its aquatic-themed, compact, and ergonomic form factor and bold buttons, the Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera can descend to 82′ underwater, be dropped from 6.5′, and will operate at 14F without worry. Canon’s HS SYSTEM, with a 12.1MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, provides notable low-light performance with a 28-140mm equivalent zoom lens and impressive 1080p video–impressive as a result of the Apple iFrame format mode; multiple resolutions; frame rates including slo-mo; a large dedicated one-touch button; built-in wind filter; and optical zoom that works while shooting. Lens-shift image stabilization with Intelligent IS keeps low-light and telephoto shots blur free, and built-in GPS marks your shooting location in the file.

 

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