There are a few key characteristics that you look out for when buying a camera to use in the great outdoors – the device has to be compact to make it easy to carry, waterproof so that it won’t shut down as soon as it gets splashed, and packed with technology to ensure you get the perfect shot every time. These ten cameras have all of these features, and so much more besides:
1. Olympus Tough TG-2 Digital Compact Camera
The reason why this camera takes the top spot in our list is because it is much more than a means of capturing a stunning moment. Of course, this is still possible thanks to the Olympus Tough TG-2 guaranteeing solid image quality in all conditions and the ability to take a picture as quick as the blink of the eye.
However, high-speed video is great for creating exciting home videos, while built-in GPS will help you remember exactly where a special snap was taken and Wi-Fi enables you to share images in an instant.
Purchase your Olympus Tough TG-2 from Jessops and you can also save money by getting your hands on an accessories pack that offers you a memory card, sturdy carry case and handy set of screen protectors.
2. Nikon Coolpix AW110
The stats say it all about the Nikon Coolpix AW110 – a practical 5x zoom lens, a stunning 16-megapixel CMOS sensor that is also backlit, the fact it is waterproof up to 59 feet, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. Quite simply, what more could you ask for from an outdoor camera?
3. Canon Powershot D20
The Canon Powershot D20 shows that size doesn’t mean everything where a camera is concerned. What this gadget lacks in size, it more than makes up for by the fact that you can choose between 720p and 1080p video resolution, as well as snap images with a 12-megapixel sensor so that you see everything in a shot in immaculate detail.
4. Sony RX1
Although one of the more expensive cameras in our list – it retails at around £2,500 – the Sony RX1 stands out for being the smallest camera on the market in the world right now. On top of this, the device can offer up to 5fps of continuous shooting and has an excellent digital zoom capability for seeing a part of a shot up close. Everyone needs to splash the cash sometimes.
5. Panasonic Lumix TS5
Seen a photo opportunity but puzzled about how you can capture the moment as it is underwater? Don’t distress as the Panasonic Lumix TS5 is waterproof up to 43 feet – not to mention that a 16-megapixel sensor just about guarantees a brilliant photo every time.