Not every camera is designed to withstand elements like water, dirt and low temperatures. Enter the waterproof camera. Whether you want to take a photo or video while scuba-diving in the sea or cycling on rough terrain, here are the 10 best waterproof cameras you can buy in Malaysia.
Olympus Tough TG-5
Best rugged camera with decent flash, battery life, and low light feature
True to its name, the Olympus Tough TG-5 with a built-in flash is certainly built to last. It can dive down to 50 feet and has a reasonable battery life that can survive up to 340 images. With its new 12MP hi-speed image processor, it does a good job shooting in low light.
Nikon Coolpix W300
Best for scuba diving with WiFi and Bluetooth features
The Nikon Coolpix W300 can go underwater up to 100 feet, which makes it ideal for scuba-diving photographers. It comes equipped with essential wireless capabilities that allow you to share images easily via Nikon’s Snapbridge app using its built-in WiFi or Bluetooth connection.
Fujifilm FinePix XP120
Best small and budget-friendly waterproof camera for travel and vacation
Though small and compact, the Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is big on performance… And it costs less than RM1,000! The camera is also blessed with four rugged features: waterproof (65 ft), shockproof (5.8 ft), freezeproof (-10ºC) and dustproof, which makes it a perfect travel companion wherever you are.
GoPro Hero 5
Best waterproof action/head camera with time-lapse for vlogging and video
Whether you are a travel vlogger or sports enthusiast, the GoPro Hero 5 is an ideal action camera to record all your adventures. It can be mounted onto a motorcycle helmet and even comes with a cool time-lapse feature of up to 60 seconds. Best of all, it can dive 33 feet underwater without a housing.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30A
Best waterproof digital camera for beginners
The Panasonic Lumix series is user-friendly, which is why the DMC-TS30A is a perfect digital camera for beginners. You can even shoot underwater, as it is waterproof up to 26 feet. The other specs are equally captivating, with 12 creative effects such as toy effect and expressive tone to help enhance your photographs.
Best for its mini size
The word “ultra-compact” is best described for the Sony RX0 action camera. Not to mention it only weighs 110g, so carrying this around is hardly an issue. Armed with a combination of waterproof, shockproof and crushproof protection, this action camera packs a robust punch for its rugged construction.
Canon PowerShot D30
Best camera for snorkelling
A snorkelling trip wouldn’t be complete without capturing the underwater moments. If you’re ever longing for a snorkel, then Canon PowerShot D30 is a must-have. Amazingly enough, this compact digital camera has a waterproof protection that can dive up to 82 feet. It also comes with built-in GPS location tagging and a well-built ergonomic design.
Nikon 1 AW1
Best for its interchangeable and zoom lens
Sure, the Nikon 1 AW1 comes at a premium price. But that familiar “you get what you pay for” does ring true for this robust camera. If you are a serious camera enthusiast, you’ll be pleased with its interchangeable lens mounting capabilities.
They are especially compatible with two shockproof and waterproof lenses, both specially built for Nikon 1 AW1. They include the 10mm f/2.8 single focal length lens and the 11-27.55mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens, which enables you to make full use of this camera regardless whether you are outdoors or underwater.
Olympus Tough TG-870
Best for its optical zoom and selfie
If there’s one thing that deserves the biggest praise for the Olympus Stylus TG-870, it’s definitely the flip-up LCD monitor. You can adjust the monitor up to 180 degrees, which gives you the freedom to shoot from different angles, perfect for selfies or group photos! Thanks to its optical 5x zoom lens with a focal range of 21mm, this tough all-weather camera allows you to capture your amazing moments from wide-angle to portrait shots.
Nikon Coolpix W100
Best economical waterproof camera for kids
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is easy to use, thanks to its simplified designs and features, even a kid can use it. What’s more, it’s waterproof and you can shoot underwater as deep as 32 feet. If that’s not enough, the Nikon Coolpix W100 is also built tough with shockproof and cold-resistant protection.
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